The Apple Watch 2 didn't show up at Apple's iPhone SE announcement, but neither did the first-generation Apple Watch refresh everyone expected. And yet, the rumor mill about the Apple Watch 2 continues to churn, with one controversial analyst saying that we could see Apple's next wrist wearable around June and that it could sport a 40% thinner body than the first-generation model.
The controversial analyst, known as Brian White, also says that Apple's WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC 2016) could be the place for the new wearable to have its own announcement, and that September with the iPhone 7 launch won't be the opportune time. If you've seen Apple announcements over the years, you'd understand that, while Apple sells MacBooks, the Apple Watch, Apple TV, and the iPad, the iPhone is still the company's best-selling product of all time and dominates the attention of the September crowd. If Apple wants Apple Watch 2 to be a "bang" of its own, placing it in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus announcement, where it will be overshadowed, isn't necessarily wise timing.
This analyst has his own sources and experiences to vouch for his claim, but it seems believable -- at least at a tech enthusiast level. Still, though, nothing's set in stone until Apple declares it "stoned." With that said, we'll keep an eye out for further news and confirmation about the Apple Watch 2.
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