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Apple To Release Watch 2 Along With iPhone 7?

By Victor Thomson , Jul 21, 2016 05:43 AM EDT

Tech experts speculate that the second generation of Apple Watch will arrive in September, being launched alongside the upcoming iPhone 7.

Tech Radar reports on rumors suggesting that, compared to its predecessor, the Apple Watch 2 will be a real upgrade. The Apple CEO, Tim Cook, declared that the next-gen smartwatch released by the company will "be something you can't imagine having lived without."

According to Mac Rumors, since the launching of the original model of Apple Watch, in the absence of an upgraded device, sales have notably increased. However, the overall situation of Apple's sale figures and the company's stock price is not looking so good.

The Motley Fool reports that Apple investors are left disappointed by company's struggling stock price, while customers and tech experts are disappointed by the rumors suggesting that the upcoming iPhone 7 will not be such an exciting device as previously expected. In these circumstances, Apple would need to prepare its smartwatch for a debut meant to impress. 

The first Apple Watch model was launched last April and the company bypassed early this year its 12-month device update schedule for the device. Instead of launching a next-generation Apple Watch 2, the company just released several new styles of watchbands and refreshed the Apple Watch's software.

Some tech experts as well as Apple fans and customers have expected that the Apple Watch 2 be announced during Apple's March event. However, Apple did not unveil the next generation smartwatch at the event and introduced instead the iPhone SE and iPad Pro 9.7 models.

Market analysts believe that, more so than the iPhone or iPad, Apple certainly needs to upgrade its smartwatch before the holiday season. It is expected that the second-generation Apple Watch's debut will be of the company's pre-holiday season refresh cycle of its products. The shipments of components for the Apple Watch 2 will reportedly start in Q3.

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