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Waiting for the 2nd Gen Apple Watch? Here’s What We Know So Far.

A variety of the new Apple Watch is on display in the demo room after an Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. Pre-orders for the Apple Watch start April 10. The device costs $349 for a base model, while a luxury gold version will go for $10,000. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
A variety of the new Apple Watch is on display in the demo room after an Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. Pre-orders for the Apple Watch start April 10. The device costs $349 for a base model, while a luxury gold version will go for $10,000. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Jonathan Keane, PASTE MAGAZINE

 
(Paste Magazine) — The paint hasn’t even dried on the Apple Watch yet following its release a few months ago. It hasn’t even had its full worldwide release yet but such is the impatience surrounding many an Apple product, there are already rumors about the Apple Watch 2.

According to 9to5Mac, the new iteration the smartwatch would see a 2016 release, come equipped with a FaceTime-enabled camera, and operate with a little bit more independence than the current watch. The Apple Watch is essentially an extenuation of your iPhone, which is linked to the device on your wrist. Adding a FaceTime camera to the Apple Watch will make it a little freer to act on its own.

“Apple’s current considerations call for a video camera to be integrated into the top bezel of the Apple Watch 2, enabling users to make and receive FaceTime calls on the move via their wrists,” writes 9to5Mac. It may seem like a logical step but the potential awkwardness of making calls via your wrist may not catch on.

 

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