Apple might unveil its third generation Apple Watch in the third quarter of this year, and will feature improved battery life and overall performance, says a report from Digitimes.
The report mentions that the next generation of wearable devices by Apple will be manufactured by Quanta, a manufacturing company based in Taiwan. This is not the first time that Apple has contracted Quanta to produce smartwatches, as both the first and second generation of Apple watches were made by the latter.
The report details Quanta’s main goal will be improving battery life as well as enhancing the device’s general performance. Apparently, other hardware components as well as design elements in the next Apple Watch won’t see any major changes. Quanta representatives have declined to comment on the report, calling it “market speculation”.
Upcoming Apple wearables might also incorporate haptic feedback into Apple Watch bands and sport an even thinner body design. It remains to be seen which of these features will be included in the next Apple Watch device, considering that it won’t be long until Apple unveils the next-generation this fall.
Nearly a year and a half separated the release of the original Apple Watch and the follow-up Apple Watch Series 2. If the company were to follow that pattern, we wouldn’t expect to see the Apple Watch 3 until spring 2018. In fact, there’s been speculation that Apple would stretch the window between releases even further.