A report from Digitimes indicates Apple’s supply chain expects the second-generation Apple Watch to debut sometime in the September/October timeframe. While Digitimes has a rather iffy track record on rumors such as this, they do have reliable sources inside Apple’s supply chain.
Suppliers are so far seeing “rather conservative” orders for the new model, DigiTimes claimed on Tuesday. The site — which has a mixed record covering Apple hardware — didn’t say exactly how many units Apple has in mind, or which suppliers are handling the product.
While Apple leads the smartwatch marketplace in sales, IDC estimates its June quarter sales fell to 1.6 million, versus 3.6 million for the same time period a year ago. IDC’s figures are estimates, as Apple does not announce actual sales numbers for the Apple Watch.
We haven’t heard too many rumors about the Apple Watch 2, other than it will look exactly the same as the original model on the outside, but will boast an improved battery, a new display with better outdoor visibility, and presumably a faster processor.
We’ll keep you posted on anything else we hear.