“KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a research note to investors today in which he predicts an all-new Apple Watch 2 will likely launch in the second half of 2016 with a faster TSMC-built processor, GPS, barometer, superior waterproofing, and a higher capacity battery,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors.

“The second-generation Apple Watch will retain the same screen sizes and thickness as existing models, with a similar form factor overall, despite adopting thinner display technology,” Rossignol reports. “However, while the Apple Watch 2 was once rumored to include cellular connectivity, Kuo does not expect LTE support until 2017.”

Rossignol reports, “The analyst also predicted that upgraded first-generation Apple Watch models will debut in the second half of 2016 with the same processor and waterproofing upgrades, but likely without the Apple Watch 2’s most significant additions like a GPS and barometer.”

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MacDailyNews Take: And the Apple Watch will grow beyond its very large 15 million of so trendsetters out into and onto the wrists of the general public – which will be good news not only for Apple Watch unit sales and revenue, but for Apple Pay, too!