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Apple Watch 2 expected to offer a significant battery upgrade over the first gen version
A new image posted online by @the_malignant on Twitter shows that the second generation Apple Watch would offer a significant battery upgrade over its predecessor. According to the tweet and the image, Apple Watch 2 will be powered by a 1.28 Wh (334 mAh) as opposed to a 0.94 Wh (246 mAh) battery on the first Apple Watch. The tweet mentions having picked the information from Chinese website Weibo. The information stands for the 42 mm Apple Watch as the 38 mm version has a smaller battery than what is mentioned here. It is not clear whether the smaller 38 mm version would receive the same battery bump or not.
Apple Watch remains as the industry leading smartwatch even with a barrage of fitness bands and other wearables that have launched the last year or so. The Cupertino tech giant might launch Apple Watch 2 alongside iPhone 7 at the same September event or may dedicate an entire event to the new smartwatch in October.
As regular users of the first generation Apple Watch, we did not find much hassle with the battery capacity of the original watch either, having to charge it once in 2 days or so. However, our usage was light to moderate since we utilised it mostly for notifications rather than firing any apps on the watch. In fact, we cannot remember a time when we have opened the app screen on the Apple Watch even once after testing it initially. But in any case, the battery increase on Apple Watch 2 is highly welcome. And thankfully for us, Apple does not believe in the adage, "Why fix it if it ain't broke!"
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