By the time Apple unveils the Apple Watch 2, it will probably be
nearly 24 months since the original made its debut. Think about
that for a second. What can Apple do in 24 months when it controls
the whole stack? Answer: A LOT.
Look past how an iPhone looks and think about what happens in 24
months. Virtually everything changes. RAM, processor, screen
technology, cameras, sensors, even materials. Compare an iPhone 5s
to an iPhone 6s and it’s a night and day difference in terms of
performance and technology. This is the type of leap I’m expecting
this fall with the Watch.
I don’t think the industrial design is going to change
drastically, but I do think it will change. I wouldn’t be
surprised to see the Watch get a tad thinner. I also think Apple
may do some interesting new finishes with the Sport model, which
has clearly become the go-to Watch for most of us. Everything will
be improved, I think, from the Taptic Engine to the display cover.
I get why there’s so much speculation about the new iPhones — it’s the most successful consumer product in the world. But I find it curious that there’s so little speculation about the second generation Apple Watch lineup. And no supply chain leaks either.