Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to unveil the Watch Series 3 in September this year. Tech pundits believe that the third generation of the Apple Watch would come with significant design changes. In this article, we will discuss the top four rumors about the Watch Series 3.
1# Micro-LED Display
The Watch Series 3 is said to feature a micro-LED display.
Micro-LEDs offer higher brightness than OLEDs and consume less power compared to conventional LCDs.
According to the rumors mill, Apple is unlikely to make any changes to the size of the display, which is 1.65 inches.
Taiwan-based DigiTimes had claimed that Apple would introduce a new glass-film touch screen in its upcoming smartwatch, replacing the current touch-on-lens tech.
2# Front-Facing Camera for Selfies and Video Calls
We’d love to see a front camera in the third generation Apple Watch.
Reports from different sources are claiming that Apple will add the front-facing camera in the next Watch version.
If the reports are true, users will be able to take selfies and make video calls from their Apple Watch Series 3.
3# Smart Band
We are really excited to see the Apple’s third-generation watch with a stylish band.
Apple had filed a patent related to a smart fabric wristband. The filing revealed that the smart wristband will display the time, weather update and notifications.
4# Better Battery
Apple is expected to release its third-generation watch with the improved battery life.
As rumors suggest, Apple would use the micro-LED display in the next smartwatch edition. Micro-LEDs are designed to offer higher brightness than OLEDs and consume less power, thus saving the battery life.
The Chinese-language Economic Daily News (via Mac Rumors) reported that Apple selected Taiwan-based Quanta to manufacture the Watch 3 Series. Sources told the paper that the main focus of Quanta will be on improving the battery life.
Meanwhile, rumors suggest that Apple is planning to add health and fitness features to the third version Apple Watch.
Release Date and Price
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is likely to reveal the Watch 3 in the second half of 2017.
According to the reports, the tech giant would announce the Watch Series 3 in September along with the rumored iPhone 8.
So far, there are not any price rumors for the Watch Series 3. But we expect that it would be offered at around $350. We do not expect the price higher than $380.