Apple Watch 2 cellular antennas perhaps just wishful thinking
The success of a first-generation product can be characterized by the hype that’s built around a sequel. That’s been the case for the Apple Watch as we’ve been itching to get our wrists inside of the band of an Apple Watch 2.
One thing that we may not look forward to after much rumination, though, is cell connectivity. According to Bloomberg‘s sources, existing data chips are sapping too much battery for Apple to consider them feasible for consumer use. An Apple Watch without 3G or LTE is not good news for carriers to latch on — they’ve been stocking the Samsung Gear S2 for a while to the chaebol’s betterment.
That said, GPS will probably make the cut to help users track where they are. It’ll be interesting what a standalone Watch would do with location information. To draw another analogue to Samsung, it’d be like another Gear Fit2.