Leading up to the big day, a new video has surfaced that allegedly shows off parts for the upcoming wearable, and seemingly also confirms a few reports and rumors that have cropped up in the past. If the video is real, it appears to confirm that the Apple Watch 2 will indeed boast a bigger battery than what was offered by the original wearable, and that the display will be thinner this time around, too.
MacRumors reported on the video, indicating a few key parts. That starts with the battery, which appears to be a match with the battery that was leaked in late August. If both of these leaks are accurate, it means that the battery inside the 42mm Apple Watch will be 35.7 percent larger than the battery used in the first-generation unit, measured in at 334mAh (up from 246mAh). Unfortunately, as it stands, the battery for the 38mm Apple Watch 2 hasn’t been leaked (yet), so it’s unclear if that battery will be bigger this time around.
The report also notes that the display for the Apple Watch 2 appears to be thinner than what was previously used. It’s worth noting that while it’s possible that the Apple Watch 2’s display is thinner, the overall design could be similar in size to the original Apple Watch, thanks to the inclusion of GPS and the thicker battery.
The video also allegedly shows off the Force Touch gasket for the second-generation Apple Watch, which could boast a different chip arrangement, but not other major differences were discovered.
Are you planning on picking up the Apple Watch 2?