Apple Watch 2 Details Already Hit the Web

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    Is it too soon yet? Apparently the Internet doesn't think so... Features of the future Apple Watch 2 are already appearing online. Here's the scoop:
    • Could be called the Apple Watch S
    • Front-facing FaceTime camera built-in
    • Enhanced WiFi capabilities so it will work without an iPhone (although without SIM card compatibility)
    • May have the same (or similar) processor to the first generation Apple Watch
    • May have a fourth model
    The source of this leaked intel also indicated that the device will not be rushed to market, but will stick to Apple's usual 1 year release schedule. What do you guys think? Are any of these features worth waiting for?

    Source: SlashGear
     
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  2. JohnnyApple

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    Honestly I don't think I believe any of that, at least not yet... they need to work on the battery life first.
     
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    DrumsOfGrohl Moderator Staff Member

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    The camera would be nice
     
  4. iDan

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    I think the front facing camera would be cool, but I agree with John. Apple needs to focus on improving the battery life.
     
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    DrumsOfGrohl Moderator Staff Member

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    They're really dealing with a strange dichotomy. The better the Watch is, the less I'll be inclined to continue to upgrade my iPhone....
     
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    Unless the new watch requires a new phone.;)
     
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    That's my concern as well. A camera would take up valuable internal space that could be better used to improve battery life.
     
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    DrumsOfGrohl Moderator Staff Member

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    That's going to have to be the move. I don't think Apple fans are gonna like it, but what can you do?
     
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    I can see Apple dropping support for older iPhones with the newer Apple Watches. We'll have to wait and see when they announce a new Apple Watch next year.
     
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    Those new bands are nice.
     
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  11. DrumsOfGrohl

    DrumsOfGrohl Moderator Staff Member

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    Ya I really like the leather one. In hindsight, I can't possibly imagine why they wouldn't have rolled one of those out in the first release.
     
  12. Jenningsville

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    Yes, front facing FaceTime camera :-D Not just for FaceTime, but also for face recognition to unlock instead of pin, and to keep watch face on all the time I'm looking at it instead of fixed timeout.
     
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    Yes, of course, a front facing camera, because this is what you want your loved ones to see whenever you FaceTime them.

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    Try holding a watch directly in front of your face. It's unnatural, but possible with a phone. With a watch you have to be a contortionist to get the screen flat (so you can see it properly, and level with your face, so the other side isn't looking up at you.

    Just a thought. :oops:

    Note: I admit I had some fun with the filters and some cropping, but the angle is as close to how I naturally hold my watch as I could manage. And yes, you could try to set the lens at an angle, but that would only make it harder to hold naturally while seeing the screen yourself.
     
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    With the current screen and battery technology, we're a long, long way from an always on watch face. At least not one that looks good (see the Pebble's screen).
     
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    Well, what can you do? stop feeding the Apple machine, I guess. Personally at an advanced age, there is only so much technology I want - or need to want. I will watch from the sidelines. Pun not intended . . .
     

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