The Apple Watch 2 was nowhere to be seen during the Apple event held last March 21. With that, speculations of a June or September release are now circulating online.
Macworld reported that given that the tech giant did not give any sold information on when gadget aficionados can have their first look on the new smartwatch, a September announcement is highly possible.
Another buzz swirling about the Apple Watch 2 is that limited stocks will be hitting the shelves before this year’s second quarter ends with additional inventory coming in by the third quarter. The tip came from Barry Lam, Chairman of Quanta Computer, which was the sole manufacturer of the first Apple Watch and presumably the same one which will be making its successor. If this turns out to be true, timeline-wise, Apple may also be looking for an official launch during the WWDC 2016 event to be held in June.
The Cupertino-based company, however, has made up for the lack of the Apple Watch 2 by releasing some brand new interchangeable straps for the first Apple Watch. Despite its successor not showing up during the event, the original iteration of the smartwatch now has a plethora of brand new bands dubbed as the “Spring” collection. The lineup includes brand new color options for the sports and leather band collections as well as a classier black option for the Milanese loop.
Furthermore, the first generation of the Apple Watch has undergone some major price slashes with the cost dropping from $349 to just $299, Wareable reported.
With a decrease in price of about $50, the Apple Watch is brought down directly to compete with the latest Moto 360 and Samsung Gear 2.