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Video Claims To Show Thinner Display and Larger Battery for Apple Watch 2

September 1, 2016

Byte, a British shop that sells Apple-certified parts and accessories, has shared a set of photos along with a video that appears to show the Apple Watch 2’s thinner display along with a bigger battery.

Upon looking at the video, it appears that the Apple Watch 2 display is noticeably thinner than the first-generation Apple Watch. One would originally think that would lead to a thinner Apple Watch, but upon inspection of the battery, it looks like much of the thinness reduced on the display has been passed on to the battery.

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The battery shown is rated for 1.28 watt-hours, which when compared to the first-generation 42mm Apple Watch is about a 36% increase.

Rumors have suggested that the next-generation Apple Watch will include GPS, a nice feature, but does that require a 36% increase in battery size? Perhaps app has some more sensors in there, or maybe, if we’re lucky, Apple will include an always-on display, something Samsung is doing with their latest Galaxy S3.

We’re only a few days away from seeing what Apple has planned. I think it’s going to be a big leap.

Hope I’m right.