Celebrate Earth Day with Apple's app promotion, then survive a zombie outbreak in Los Angeles with the game Dead Run. In the news this week, some iPhone 7 rumors have been confirmed, including a Smart Connector on the next generation device. The Apple Watch will see an "S" upgrade in the fall, with a complete redesign coming in 2017. Last but not least, find out how to get the most out of your new iPhone SE.
Apple Watch 2
Apple's next move when it comes to wearables has been a hot topic lately. The Apple Watch launched almost a year ago, and most recently received new nylon bands and a price cut to $299. Last week analyst Brian White made waves by claiming the Apple Watch 2 would be revealed at WWDC in June, sporting a 20-40 percent thinner case design. A new research note from KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo throws cold water on this idea.
Spring is here, and this means speculation surrounding WWDC is in the air. This time it's about the next generation Apple Watch. Also with spring comes some of our favorite fitness apps, with a top 5 from the running department. Apple fixes a Siri bug on the iPhone 6s, and Reddit launches its official app. Here are some Apple highlights from the week:
The Apple Watch has barely hit shelves in retail stores and reports on the next generation hardware have already surfaced. Sources have told 9to5Mac that Apple is working on the Apple Watch 2, and several improvements are in the pipeline. WatchOS 2 is already in the hands of developers, who are putting it through its paces ahead of the scheduled release date coming this fall. So what's in store for the Apple Watch 2?
Update: The Apple Watch Series 2 launches in stores on Friday September 16, 2016.
The Apple Watch 2 will launch in 2016. Look here for updates as more details surface.
For reference, the original Apple Watch shipped on April 24, 2015. Pre-orders of the device opened on April 10, 2015. If Apple retains the annual hardware updates that iPhone users have become accustomed to, the next Apple Watch should launch in spring 2016.