The Apple Watch 2 could be with us as soon as September, according to a new report.
Apple is said to have “stepped up procurement” of components for the next-generation Apple Watch, as reported by industry news site Digitimes. The publication claims that the Apple Watch 2 “is expected to debut later in 2016”. However, we can’t actually verify the legitimacy of these claims, so take this latest report with due caution.
The report reads:
“Orders for the upcoming Apple Watch have been higher-than-expected, said the sources. Judging from the orders, the sources estimated that about two million units of the new Apple Watch could be shipped monthly.”
The article went on to describe how sources believe Apple was disappointed by Apple Watch sales, and that the new ramping-up of component orders is “rather aggressive”. It also notes that shipments of chips, and other components, are set to begin “in the third quarter”.
The third quarter begins in July, which means Apple could be gearing up towards an imminent reveal. It’s expected that Apple will unveil the iPhone 7 at its annual September product launch, so there’s a chance the firm may also use the event to debut the Apple Watch 2.
It was previously rumoured that Apple would unveil the next-generation Apple Watch at this week’s WWDC 2016 event. Those rumours turned out to be false. However, Apple did showcase its new watchOS 3 software, which the Apple Watch 2 is sure to run on.
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