Rumour: Apple Watch 2 to enter initial production this month

Apple is reportedly sending its next-generation Apple Watch into limited production later this month

China’s Commercial Times (via 9to5Mac) is claiming the initial production run will be handled by Quanta and will commence in January.

Pulling a new breed of smartwatches off the line this month will fit in with previous indications that Apple plans to release updated hardware in April.

Recent reports have suggested it will arrive a year after the arrival of the first device, alongside a new 4-inch iPhone.

Speculation has suggested a raft of new upgrades will include built-in GPS, improved battery life and a new Apple S2 chip.

Other parties have suggested it may have an on-board SIM card, a new P-OLED display and even a second display built into the strap.

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Naturally, these reports should all be treated with a healthy dose of salt, but all indications suggest we’re just a couple of months away from the launch of 2016’s most anticipated smartwatch.

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