Apple Watch 2 to reportedly not support cellular connectivity

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The next generation Apple Watch was tipped to come with a cellular connectivity. However, a new report from Bloomberg states that Apple is facing issues with battery life for a version of the upcoming Apple Watch 2 with cellular connectivity.

According to the report, even though Apple will not add cellular connectivity in the next generation watch, it will still come with GPS support. It will also boast of improvements and enhanced health tracking. Apple was apparently in talks with mobile phone carriers in the U.S. and Europe to add cellular connectivity to the watch, added the report. The company has already updated WatchOS with performance improvements and new features.

Earlier this month, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had hinted about Apple Watch 2 coming with GPS support, barometer, superior waterproofing, and a higher capacity battery. It is also expected that Apple Watch 2 will sport a thinner One Glass solution display.

Smartwatches from companies like Samsung and LG have long offered 3G and 4G support which allows users to not carry their phone all the time. Apple is expected to announce the Apple Watch 2 later this year.


Author: Sneha Bokil

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