Apple Watch 2 release date, specs rumors: Untethered watch teased, 3G/4G connectivity coming?


New rumors surrounding the release of the Apple Watch 2 now point out that the device, which used to be a companion device for Apple’s mobile devices, might very well be an independent device now, even sporting connectivity features on its own.

In a recent rumor report, it was suggested that the long rumored Apple Watch 2 device might have the ability to work on tasks and applications while being completely independent or untethered from an iPhone.

The device is also tipped to have connectivity support for either 3G or 4G or both though battery life for this power-eating feature might be an issue for the new Apple Watch, should rumors prove to be true.

In an interview with CNBC’s “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer last month, Apple CEO Tim Cook went on to talk about the upcoming and planned innovations for most Apple devices that would be coming to users in the next few years.

One of the Apple devices discussed by the company executive was the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch had been the first venture of the tech giant in the fast-growing smartwatch industry. The device had long since been rumored to be having a sequel arriving sometime soon, but Apple has yet to announce the existence of such a device, much less plans for it.

However, it is clear that Apple intends to further its share in the smartwatch industry as Cook had teased that users can expect exciting updates for the Apple Watch, in the future.

“You’ll see the Apple Watch getting better and better,” Cooked promised. As the smartwatch improves, he believes that one day, it will become a necessity for most people.

“I think that in a few years we will look back and people will say, ‘How could I have ever thought about not wearing this watch?'” he said, adding that the company recognizes that they had a lot to learn when they first launched the Watch.

“We’re still in learning mode. We’re learning fairly quickly, though. We know a lot more than we did a year ago.”

As to when users can expect the Apple Watch 2, the company has yet to say.