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Apple Watch 2 to feature a thinner touchscreen, report says

by Jacob Kleinman | July 30, 2016July 30, 2016 5:46 am PST

Rumor has it Apple is set to release its second-generation smartwatch this fall. Now a new report may reveal one big change coming to the Apple Watch 2.

Apple is apparently planning to switch from a “glass on glass” panel to a One Glass Solution (OGS), according to DigiTimes. The news comes from Taiwanese firm TPK Holding, which is set to supply the new panels. The report also notes that TPK has run into some production issues, but it’s unclear if that will delay Apple’s rumored launch plans.

OGS uses a single piece of glass instead of the stack setup featured in the original Apple Watch, so it should take up less space in the device. That could potentially allow for a thinner design in the Apple Watch 2. Alternatively, AppleInsider argues that the device could feature the same dimensions, leaving space for a bigger battery inside.

Either way, that should make for a nice improvement to the Apple Watch 2, which could arrive as soon as September. We still don’t know much about the device, though recent reports suggest it could be more of an “S” upgrade without any major new hardware features.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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