Apple Watch 2 to boast faster processor and superior waterproofing

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The new Apple Watch devices will come with a faster TSCMC-built processor, better GPS, a barometer, superior waterproofing and a higher capacity battery

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As Apple’s traditional September product reveal gets closer, rumours are swirling that the second-generation Apple Watch is coming with a faster processor, GPS, better battery life and superior waterproofing.

Apple is expected to reveal a range of new products at its now traditional September reveal in San Francisco next month.

The latest rumours include claims that Apple may launch three next-generation iPhone devices with a new haptic home button, including an iPhone 7 Pro device that will have a dual camera sensor.

The new devices, which could be called the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, are likely to resemble the current iPhone 6s and 6s Plus because Apple is conserving a whole new design for 2017, when the iPhone turns 10.

Watch this space

But among the latest rumours doing the rounds is one sparked by the observations of KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is well-connected within the Apple supply chain.

Kuo said that the next-generation Apple Watch will retain the size and thickness of the first generation but the changes will be in terms of power and capabilities.

He said the new Apple Watch devices will come with a faster TSCMC-built processor, better GPS, a barometer, superior waterproofing and a higher capacity battery.

However, while it had been rumoured that the next-generation Apple Watch would have its own standalone connectivity, Kuo does not expect LTE support until 2017.

While Apple has not issued any formal invitations, it is expected that the big reveal will take place around 16 September.

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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