40% Thinner Apple Watch 2 to Debut in June, Analyst Suggests

The second generation Apple Watch could be up to 40% thinner than its predecessor and set for unveil at Apple’s annual WWDC conference in June, Apple analyst Brian White has suggested.

In research notes issued today, White – of Wall Street firm Drexel Hamilton – reports that, following a meeting with a tech supply chain company in China, he senses that “the Apple Watch refresh will not occur in September with the iPhone 7, but is more likely to occur within the next 2-3 months, and thus we believe an unveiling at WWDC in June makes sense.”

As further quoted by MacRumors, White adds his belief that “Apple Watch 2 could be 20-40% thinner than the current Apple Watch.” Given Apple’s traditional practice of physically slimming down follow-up devices, it makes sense that the company would refine its smartwatch in this manner – though, of course, numerous enhancements in hardware and software functionality should also be expected.

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