Surprise! Apple Watch 2 set to arrive this fall

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The long-awaited next version of the Apple Watch will supposedly be unveiled this fall, according to a new report from Asia that claims suppliers have received more conservative orders than expected.

Apple Watch 2’s big unveiling will happen in either September or October, claims DigiTimes, which is pretty much exactly what we’ve been expecting seeing how the company didn’t update its wearable before WWDC and it traditionally holds a September and October event.

DigiTime’s track record with Apple rumors has been a mixed bag for years, so take their report with a truck load of skepticism. The site claimed a few months ago that Apple Watch 2 orders were higher-than-expected, conflicting with their most recent sources.

Even though it’s been over a year since the first Apple Watch was released, the next generation unit is not expected to include a major design change or big hardware upgrades. Most of the improvements are expected to be under the hood, with an improved system on a chip design.

Future Apple Watch updates are expected to add LTE data, GPS, longer battery life and faster performance. Apple could unveil the device alongside the new iPhone 7 that is rumored to be unveiled on the week of September 12th. The MacBook Pro, iPad and iMac could all receive hardware updates at an event this fall as well, giving Apple a jampacked new hardware lineup just in time for the biggest buying season of the year.