The second-generation Apple Watch will feature OGS (One Glass Solution) display technology instead of GG (Glass on Glass) technology.
By changing its technology to OGS, the Apple Watch 2 could allow Apple to save a small amount of internal space in the smartwatch to reduce its weight and incorporate new hardware , such as a front camera.
For those of us who expected big changes in the design of the second generation Apple Watch, we’ll have to wait at least another year. It seems that Apple, as with the iPhone 7, will not implement a new design in this wearable.
According to the Digi Times, the production of the OGS panels for the second generation Apple Watch has had some unexpected technical problems.
“Orders for iPhone touch panels continue to decline, and Apple will switch the technology from GG to OGS in the new Apple Watch, which could be launched in the second half of 2016. The change of panels presented unexpected technological difficulties.”
The Apple Watch 2 is expected to have a front camera, GPS and water resistance. On the other hand, several sources indicate that the new wearable will arrive in the fall, and that its displays will be Micro-LED.
Perhaps Apple will present its new second-generation smartwatch alongside iPhone 7 at a Keynote on September 4 – 7.
For those who decided to wait, the Apple Watch 2 could be a great option to get a decent smartwatch this year. Personally, I don’t usually buy the first models of each Apple product, as technology is advancing by leaps and bounds and the next models will have many more features, hardware and functions. What do you think? Did you buy the first Apple Watch? Are you happy with its performance? Will you upgrade to the Apple Watch 2?