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Apple Watch Series 2 sports GPS, new S2 chip – 50% faster than Apple Watch

Apple just announced a new processor that’s being used inside the Apple Watch Series 2, dubbed “S2.”

It’s a dual-core processor that should be 50-percent faster than the original Apple Watch and, thanks to a 2x improvement in graphics performance, it should be able to run more powerful apps. Additionally, Apple is including a GPS chip, which will allow developers for apps like Viewranger (an app for hiking) to add tracking functions for folks who don’t want to bring their smartphones along.

The chip also helps power the new 1000nits Apple Watch display, which is the brightest screen ever included on an Apple product, Apple said. Sounds like there are plenty of improvements that might make this worth the upgrade.


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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...


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