Two new Apple Watches coming this year, report saysAn analyst says the two smartwatches will offer improved specs, though not a radical redesign.
There's a new apple watch 2 report. KGI security analyst Ming Chi Quo says that there are two new apple watches coming in the second half of the year. He says not to expect any radical redesigns when it comes to the screen or thickness of the watches. One watch would be an incremental upgrade to the current model and would feature a more powerful processor and better water resistance. The second model will be called the Apple watch two and will include the same features as the other watch and they also include GPS for better location tracking, a larger battery and a barometer. Barometer are used to determine the air pressure. This will help the Apple watch track vertical movement like when you are climbing stairs The analyst does not expect Apple to add LTE wireless until next year, 2017. That would mean these two new Apple watches would still need to rely on wi-fi or a connection to an iPhone for data. Also, he says he expects price cuts once the two new watch models are introduced. [UNKNOWN] has a decent track record on Apple reports. He accurately predicted the four inch iPhone SE. Back in June, Apple demoed a new watch os for Apple Watch, that essentially redefines how users interact with Apple Watches. The report did not mention whether the new watches will have any special features to take advantage of a new watch os. That's it for this tech news update, I'm Ian Zachtar and you can stay on top of the biggest stories at cnet.com/update. [MUSIC]