The Apple Watch made a lot of commotion when it was released, and now there are tons of rumors spreading around about the release of the Apple Watch 2. Here, we present our list of the top seven craziest rumors swirling around. Prepare to be shocked and amused!
Number Seven: Apple Watch 2 Will Be Released on March 21
It’s no secret that Apple is holding an event on March 21. While the smartwatch won’t be the only topic of discussion at the event, it will definitely be on the table. The subject line of the event is “Let us loop you in,” so many people believe Apple will be releasing straps for the Apple Watch. However, others believe they’ll be releasing the Apple Watch 2.
Number Six: It Has a Front-Facing Video Camera
Rumors have been swirling around that the second generation of the smartwatch will have a FaceTime camera and allow users to make video calls from their wrists. This is because WatchOS 2, which will be released later this year, includes an update to allow FaceTime audio calls, so many people believe the second generation watch will allow them to make FaceTime video calls.
Number Five: It Has One New Design
According to one report, the second generation watch will include one new design. While the new design is unknown, it will apparently place the watch at a price point between the steel Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Edition.
Number Four: Apple Is Hiring a Second Manufacturer to Make It
Apple hired Quanta to make the first generation of its smartwatch, but some reports allege that they’ll be hiring a second manufacturer to help with the second generation. One source indicates that Apple is considering Inventec, Wistron, and Foxconn Electronics to hire in addition to Quanta Computer.
Number Three: It Can Adjust Your iPhone’s Volume
This is one of the strangest rumors swirling around about the watch. Apparently, it will be able to adjust the volume on your iPhone based on your needs and environment. The smartwatch’s built-in microphone will allegedly sample your iPhone’s ringtone and adjust the volume depending on a number of factors.
Number Two: It Relies Less on Your iPhone
The current iteration of the Watch relies heavily on the iPhone; however, rumors about the second generation indicate it will operate more independently. The Apple Watch 2 will apparently have a wireless chipset that will allow users to do most things solely from the smartwatch.
Number One: The Battery Is Just as Bad as the Apple Watch’s
Perhaps the most unfortunate rumor about the Apple Watch 2 is that there will be no upgrades to its battery life. The battery life of the Apple Watch is abysmal, to say the least, but it will apparently be exactly the same on the new generation on the smartwatch. Only time will tell what’s in store for the Apple Watch 2. Thanks for reading!