The Apple Watch 2 is set to arrive this year. As sure as there'll be a new iPhone, Apple will have to make a new wearable to pair with the new device. Well, just as we expect, rumors are starting to circulate that the Apple Watch 2 will indeed arrive in September.
All we know at the moment is that Apple has gone ahead and started placing orders for the Apple Watch 2. The fortunate company to inherit the system-in-a-package production responsibilities for the second-generation wrist wearable has fallen to Advanced SemiConductor Engineering, or ASE. Samsung will still play a role in the production of the second-generation Apple Watch, as the Korean giant will manufacture the RAM, processor, flash storage, and other miscellaneous chips for the device (perhaps a heart rate sensor, even).
The first-generation Apple Watch was said to have a FaceTime camera refresh that didn't come to fruition, and sources close to Apple say that the Apple Watch 2 will have something of an "S" year where, like its iPhone lineup, the wrist wearable will only see small, incremental changes such as a processor and RAM bump, in addition to storage perhaps, though little else. We have no information at this time as to whether or not Apple will provide standalone capabilities for the Apple Watch 2, but we don't see Apple granting these at this time.