As of recently there were many rumors on the possible Apple Watch 2 launch, which may (or may not) happen next month. So rumor mill got people thinking that Apple Watch’s hefty discounts may mean successor is on its way.
Apple could launch another Watch at its next event in March. While the probability for it to roll out iPhone 5se and iPad 3 is extremely high, Apple Watch 2 could prove nothing more than wishful thinking. As of now, the tech giant hasn’t confirmed any of the rumors.
But for some odd reason retailers trimmed Apple Watch’s price for a second time in a few months. So, rumors have it that retailers may know something we don’t. Still, retailers may also be bluffing to empty their inventories in case the successor does come out.
Best Buy, B&H, and Target among several others slashed the smartwatch’s price by as much as $100. You can now get the sport model for as low as $250. Experience tells us that stores go on a price cut spree as soon as there is a fair amount of certainty that a successor is at the doors.
For instance, you can now get a nice deal on Galaxy S6 as the next Galaxy is slated to be rolled out Feb 21.
Analysts noted that Apple did not announce any discounts for the smartwatch, neither did it confirm rumors about Apple Watch 2. Tech pundits believe that there is a high probability for the company to unveil new software features and even a new set of bands in March. But a successor is less likely to make a surprise entrance.
Most analysts think that Apple Watch 2 has the highest chance to be unveiled in the fall. So, until then you should start putting down some money if you want one.
Apple Watch fans are unanimous that Apple’s first generation of smartwatches is far from perfect and that there is plenty of room for improvement. There is also a wishlist circulating on the Internet of what Apple Watch users would want to see in the second-gen.
According to the list, the next Apple Watch could automatically adjust how loud your iPhone rings. This could be done via the watch’s embedded microphone which could take samples of iPhone alert sounds and adjust volume accordingly.
Users also want to use the smartwatch for video calls. And with the incoming FaceTime camera for the next generation of Apple watches, the wish may be granted.
Furthermore, users also dream of an Apple wearable that is less reliant on the company’s smartphone. According to rumors, the company already plans to integrate a wireless chipset in Apple Watch 2 that would allow users to perform more tasks directly on the smartwatch.
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