It has barely been two months since Apple’s first smartwatch hit the market and only a day since its arrival in the company’s retail stores but already there are rumors about the Apple Watch 2, which is presumably what Apple is going to call the successor to the Apple Watch. Rumor has it that the Apple Watch 2 is going to have a FaceTime camera which will allow users to make video calls to iOS and Macs.
That’s not all the successor is expected to do, it may be able to do much more than what it can right now when not connected to an iPhone. Apple may add a new wireless chipset into the device that enables users to send text messages, emails and receive app data on a Wi-Fi connection without having to tether to an iPhone.
Battery life improvements are expected as well and that’s highly likely to be on the cards since improvements in battery technology will enable Apple to up its game in this regard.
Currently the Apple Watch is available in three different lines, Sport, Steel and Edition. Apple is rumored to explore additional tiers that range between $1,000 and $10,000 to attract more customers.
It is rumored that Apple is going to wait until 2016 to launch the Apple Watch’s successor, but that’s to be expected any way, we would have a hard time believing that Apple wouldn’t even wait six months to release another smartwatch.
Of course it’s all too soon to be concerned with the Apple Watch 2, but you know the rumor mill, it likes to create mischief.