As you know, Apple is expected to launch its second-generation smartwatch later this year. One of the features expected in the upcoming wearable device is built-in GPS.
Naturally this feature is going to take some extra power, and so a new rumor suggests that the Apple Watch 2 battery is going to get a 35 percent increase when compared to its predecessor.
If GPS is indeed built in, then this makes a lot of sense. It is going to need that extra juice. A leak on Chinese social media site Weibo suggests that the battery on the Apple Watch is being bumped up from the 0.94 Wh-246mAh unit in the original Apple Watch to a 1.28 Wh-334mAh in the new version. It does make sense, but some internal components will need to be changed in order to fit the slightly larger battery inside the same case.
Built-in GPS would be one of the biggest features of the Apple Watch 2, so it is certainly worth the trouble of making some space for it. The Apple Watch 2 is expected to be unveiled at the company’s big event next month. Apple as usual, is keeping quiet about it for now. We will find out soon for sure.