While it was expected we might see a sequel wearable at Apple’s March Event, new rumours point to a thinner Apple Watch seeing its debut at WWDC.
We – among other pundits – were looking forward to the potential reveal of a second Apple wearable at the company’s March event which took place earlier this year. Now, a new report indicates that we could soon see a thinner Apple Watch at this year’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). Apple analyst Brian White, reporting from China, issued a statement indicating his prediction that Apple is set to release an Apple Watch that is 40% thinner than the present model. Read: Top 5: Apple Watch 2 expectations for 2016
White further reported that the iPhone 7 Plus wll arrive bearing a dual camera system; a prediction first made by KGI Securities Analyst Ming Chi-Kuo.
White posits that the Apple Watch could be refreshed within the next 2-3 months, and will be unveiled at Apple’s WWDC conference which could take place between June 13th – June 17th. “Finally, we walked away with the sense that the Apple Watch refresh will not occur in September with the iPhone 7, but is more likely to occur within the next 2-3 months, and thus we believe an unveiling at WWDC in June makes sense. We believe Apple Watch 2 could be 20-40% thinner than the current Apple Watch.” White’s report read.
White further predicts that iPhone 7 production is set to begin in July, with the view of helping Apple to return to growth in the second semester of 2016. Analysts have presently predicted that Apple is set to announce its first ever iPhone sales loss with the release of its financial statements on the 25th of April. Read: Apple Watch Review: A new revolution?
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