If for whatever reason you’re unhappy with the image quality, screen size, and square display of the current Apple Watch display, don’t expect any of your quibbles to be fixed with next year’s Apple Watch 2.
According to a new report, the display of the next-gen Apple wearable will remain identical in size, shape and resolution to its predecessor — although the display will be marginally thinner to allow for a larger battery.
Today’s report notes that LG — which produces the displays for the current Apple Watches — will be joined by Samsung, which will provide P-OLED panels for the Apple Watch 2.
Previous reports have claimed that the next-gen Apple Watch will also boast an added FaceTime camera, greater levels of iPhone independence, and additional high-end models costing $1,000+.
While some users may be disappointed to hear that Apple won’t be massively changing the form factor of its next Apple Watch (perhaps embracing the round display of the Moto 360, for instance) I think the majority will be just fine with it. As it is, the Apple Watch display is far superior to Android Wear smartwatches — with pixels visible but only upon very, very close inspection.
Battery life for the first-gen Apple Watch is largely better than expected, too, although I sincerely doubt there will be anyone complaining if Apple does improve it for its second crack at the device — provided it doesn’t make the device any thicker, that is.