A New Apple Watch with GPS, Better Battery Life Could Launch Beside iPhone Next Month

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An analyst well connected with Apple’s supply chain has some new intel on the next generation of the company’s smartwatch.

In his most recent research note, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the Apple Watch 2 will launch this year and include a faster processor, GPS, a barometer, enhanced waterproofing, and longer battery life.

Overall, the exterior will remain similar, with unchanged screen sized. Cellular connectivity is not anticipated until 2017, according to Kuo.

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The new Watch could be unveiled as soon as next month, when the next-gen iPhone launches, says Kuo, considering how well they pair together. That date may be September 16, with preorders beginning on the 9th, suggest some rumors.

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