“A purported photo of a larger 334 mAh lithium-ion battery destined for the Apple Watch 2 has surfaced on Chinese microblogging service Weibo, foreshadowing expected battery life improvements coming to the wrist-worn device,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors.
“The battery is allegedly for the 42mm model, which currently has a 246 mAh battery, suggesting the next-generation 42mm model could have a 35.7% larger battery,” Rossignol reports. “KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said an Apple Watch 2 with a higher capacity battery will launch later this year.”
Rossignol reports, “The much-rumored Apple Watch 2 is expected to be released in late 2016 with a faster TSMC-built processor, GPS, barometer, superior waterproofing, and a higher capacity battery.”
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MacDailyNews Take: It’s going to be tough to put our original Apple Watches in a drawer with our original Apple iPhones, but we’ll manage to bear it for Apple Watch 2 with GPS and even more water-resistance!