Tim Hardwick, writing for MacRumors:
On Tuesday, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) claimed
the next iteration of the wearable device will be manufactured by
Taiwan-based Quanta, which was also responsible for the production
of Apple’s first and second-generation smartwatch.
Citing market watchers with knowledge of Quanta’s plans, the paper
said improving battery life is the manufacturer’s “main task”, but
beside general performance improvements, the device’s other
hardware would not see much change. Quanta declined to comment on
the report, calling it “market speculation”.
I’ve been testing the Nike Plus Apple Watch, and it gets much better battery life than my original series Apple Watch. With WatchOS 3.1 it can go two days without a charge, even wearing it to sleep. If Series 3 improves battery life even further, it could turn Apple Watch into a “charge once or twice a week” device, which would be nice.
Update: Or even better, perhaps with increased battery life, Apple could give Series 3 an always-on display? That’s still my biggest gripe about Apple Watch.
★ Tuesday, 3 January 2017