Apple is reportedly preparing well for the 10th anniversary of its famous iPhone line. A new report even points out that the Cupertino-headquartered tech company is going to launch a new smartwatch alongside the iPhone 7 successor.
The new smartwatch from the tech giant is going to be different from the Apple Watch and its still unannounced successor, the Apple Watch 2, because it is rumored to be focused on health, Yahoo! Tech reported citing Chinese publication Economic Daily News as source.
The smartwatch, which could either be the Apple Watch 3 or the first installment of a different line of wearables, is rumored to come with sophisticated health features that can accurately generate health parameters data.
A part of the Chinese report also stated that the new smartwatch will be developed by Jay Blahnik’s health team and that it will most likely come with 3D Touch support.
It isn’t clear yet if the new high-tech watch will be a companion of the special edition iPhone that is said to be a major redesign from the iPhone 7 in honor of the smartphone line’s 10th year anniversary.
Meanwhile, new details about the upcoming Apple Watch 2 continue to surface online ahead of its fall release. The latest reports about the device claim that it will arrive with a bigger battery, a barometer, its own wireless chip and a video camera for FaceTime, Daily Mail has learned.
The bigger battery is made possible by the 40 percent thinner watch face of the smartwatch. The reason behind this is reportedly due to Apple’s desire to keep up with its rivals in terms of battery life.
In other news, Fossil just announced its new smartwatches, the Q Wander and Q Marshal, that are expected to be the Android Wear-running rivals of the Apple Watch and the Apple Watch 2 luxurious timepieces, according to Investor’s Business Daily.
“Fossil is known for its quality timepieces, and we're proud of the seamless expansion to our wearables collection. These slim yet highly functional smartwatches reflect the elevated design of a Fossil watch, while incorporating a digital experience that's important to today's customer,” Fossil Chief Creative Officer Jill Elliott said in a statement.