Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to unveil the next generation of Apple Watch this year with significant upgrades. The Apple Watch Series 3 is rumored to feature a front-facing camera, a micro-LED display, a smart band, and an improved battery life, among others.
Here is everything we know so far about the Apple Watch Series 3.
Apple Said to Add Micro-LED Display
The third generation of the Apple Watch is expected to sport a micro-LED display.
Did you know about micro-LED displays? Well, these are designed for small, low-energy devices such as smartwatches and smartphones. Micro-LEDs are self-emitting displays which offer higher brightness than OLEDs while consuming less power compared to conventional LCDs.
Rumors suggest that Apple is unlikely to make any changes to the size of the Watch’s display. The display size is expected to remain at 1.65 inches.
Taiwan-based newspaper DigiTimes reported (via Mac Rumors) that the iPhone maker is planning to add a new glass-film touchscreen to the Watch Series 3.
Expect Front-Facing Camera in New Apple Watch
Many iFans were disappointed to see the current Watch Series 2 without a camera.
But now rumors are indicating that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is serious about adding the front-facing camera to its new smartwatches.
According to the reports from different sources, the Watch Series 3 will feature the front-facing camera to allow users take selfies and make calls.
Cool Smart Band Offering Extra Display
We are excited to see the Apple’s third-generation watch with a smart band.
Rumors suggest that the Apple Watch Series 3 will come with a smart fabric wristband. The band will show time, date, weather and other notifications.
Apple disclosed the smart wristband design in its latest patent filing.
We Expect Improved Battery Life in Watch Series 3
Tech watchers believe that Apple will improve the battery life in its new smartwatch. It is expected to be a selling point for the Apple Watch Series 3.
According to a report from the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (via Mac Rumors), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) selected Taiwan-based Quanta to manufacture the Watch 3 Series. The report suggests that Quanta will mainly focus on improving the battery life in the new watches.
Moreover, rumors suggest that Apple is planning to add some health and fitness features to the third version its smartwatch.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to begin shipping the Watch 3 in the second half of 2017, according to a report from Digitimes.
We expect Apple to unveil the new Watch in September along with the rumored iPhone 8.