If you’ve been holding out for the second-generation Apple watch in the really hopes of the wearable showing up somewhere early this year, a new report is suggesting that you would have to wait on a much longer time. The report suggests that the Apple watch 2 won’t make an appearance up until later on in 2016.

The report – citing the basic “sources familiar with Apple’s plans” – talks about Apple cementing some new partnerships for the Apple watch 2 which might stimulate the production of some new accessories for its “most personal device”. However, the March roadmap for the actual release of the device just isn’t realistic. The report nevertheless does go on to mention that Apple may still go ahead with its March 2016 media even where it might reveal the Apple watch 2. The conjecture behind the recommendation that the watch won’t be prepared for this coming March, is backed by the truth that there is no major indicator from supply chain networks to hint that production is gearing up for the device.

Speculation pouring into the public domain so far has been suggesting that the second-generation Apple watch might be released somewhere in March while one specific report talked about a Q2 2016 release. That prospective release coincided well with a yet one more rumor according to which Apple is planning a media event in that month which was speculated to be extremely Apple Watch-centric.

There are some indications in the latest watchOS 2.2 beta release which hint at a new hardware being in the works at the Apple camp. The second-generation Apple watch is rumored to ship with an improved hardware specification that includes a FaceTime camera.

It’s extremely simple to presume that Apple would hit a twelve month release cycle with the Apple Watch; after all, we can generally anticipate when a new iphone or iPad is coming. keeping that said, the Apple watch is completely a new product category for the Cupertino-based company, which in turn makes it extremely difficult to just suggest that a new version will be launched every year. The original product, which while was revealed in late 2014, was introduced in April of 2015. If we don’t see a new version this coming March, might Apple be planning an 18 month release pattern for this product? We can’t truly put a finger on it just yet.

(Source: TechCrunch)

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