A photo of what appears to be a 334 mAh battery for the Apple Watch 2 has been leaked online. Does this confirm earlier rumors that the Apple Watch successor will come with improved battery life?
Early this Sunday, MacRumors picked up a photo of the 334 mAh lithium-ion battery on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo; however, the former admitted that there is still no means of confirming if the battery is indeed the one that would be fuelling the upcoming Apple Watch 2.
Nevertheless, the size of the battery seems to coincide with what KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously said about the Apple Watch 2 coming with a bigger battery when it launches this fall.
Interestingly, MacRumors noted that if the 334 mAh battery would indeed be destined for the Apple Watch 2, then users can expect the 42mm model of the wearable to have a 35.7 percent boost in battery size, given that the 42mm Apple Watch model houses a 246 mAh battery. As for the 38mm model, there are still no clues to show how much bigger its battery is going to be compared to its predecessor’s 205 mAh battery.
Slated to be released alongside the iPhone 7 this September, the Apple Watch 2 is rumored to be rocking a waterproof body that has the same design as its predecessor. It is also expected to launch with GPS, improved performance and a couple of new features thanks to the watchOS 3.
Meanwhile, Nike has released a redesigned Nike+Running app for the iPhone ahead of the public uneviling of the Apple Watch 2. Wareable has learned that the smartphone app has been renamed to Nike+ Run Club and now comes with support for the GPS feature that is coming to the Apple Watch 2, making it possible for the companion smartphone of the smartwatch to track the steps of the user untethered.
Amid the anticipation for the debut of the Apple Watch 2, the supplies of its predecessor have been depleting as previously reported. And just this week, the price for the 38mm Apple Watch Sport has dropped from $299 to $199.
With the sudden and significant drop of the Apple Watch variant’s price point comes speculations that Apple is indeed preparing for the imminent launch of the Apple Watch 2 next month. 9To5Mac even reports that the Cupertino company is mostly rushing to clear the current inventory, and this is evidenced by the $100 price drop months after the retail price for the Apple Watch was reduced by $50.