Apple Watch OS2.2, new band options to be released in March: report

Apple Watch 2 won't launch in March 2016 as was being hoped, but the company plans to introduce some new watch bands at the event, say reports.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: January 24, 2016 1:02 pm
Apple, Apple Watch, Apple Watch 2, Apple Watch 2 report, Apple Watch 2 rumours, Apple Watch 2 launch, Apple Watch 2 launch date, new Apple Watch, Apple March, technology, technology news Apple Watch 2 won’t come in March as was being expected, but newer bands could be showcased.

Apple Watch 2 won’t launch in March 2016 as was being hoped, but the company will introduce some new watch bands at the event. A fully-redesigned Apple Watch 2 might not come till September.

Recently pictures of a Black-coloured Milanese loop band were spotted Apple’s Czech republic website, sparking speculation that the bands would go on sale soon. However the pictures were taken down, but you can still check out what the band looks like on 9to5Mac here.

Meanwhile another report on 9to5Mac says that Apple Watch will get new band colours in March, and that the company could add bands made out of new materials. We could see more partnerships with firms as well, just like the one with Hermes, claims the report. In September last year, Apple had partnered with Hermes to launch special leather bands for the Apple Watch.

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The report says that Apple is also going to “release the WatchOS 2.2 update” in March. The OS is currently in developer beta.  New features include, ability to sync multiple Apple Watches to one iPhone.

A report on TechCrunch said that the Apple Watch in March could come with a new FaceTime camera as a hardware addition. Where casings, other hardware upgrades are concerned, Apple will probably wait till September.

The report also quotes an analyst analyst Ben Bajarin Creative Strategies, who said that supply chain currently does not indicate production of a new Apple Watch.

Other than the Apple Watch, the Cupertino-based technology giant is also expected to launch a smaller iPhone 5se or iPhone 6c at the event with a 4-inch screen.

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