Apple Watch Series 3 To Possibly Release In September 2017; Wearable Will Sport A Glass Film TouchScreen
Speculations about the upcoming Apple Watch Series 3 have been prevalent as early as the last quarter of 2016. Despite the entry of Android Wear smartwatches in the market over the years, the wearables produced by the Cupertino-based tech giant remained steadfastly the top choice among consumers.
According to PC Advisor, the next set of wearables that Apple will release will be called Apple Watch Series 3. The term Series used by the company, as its naming scheme will distinguish the two current models.
Another speculation about the upcoming Apple wearable is that it will feature a glass-film touchscreen instead of the touch on lens screen used by the Apple Watch Series 2. It is said that the touch on lens feature appears to be complicated, difficult, and expensive to produce. The glass film is described in the reports as a heavy-duty, scratch-resistant laminated film and will be manufactured by a different company.
Meanwhile, DigiTimes notes that the Apple Watch Series 3 will be available in the second half of 2017. The information, which came from a leak, suggests that Apple has already started manufacturing of the screens. Moreover, the size and shape of the screen according to speculations will still be like Apple's previous installment. It will still have a 16.5-inch display with micro-LED panels.
According to the Chinese Economic Daily News, Apple has once again tapped the manufacturing of Apple Watch Series 3 to the Taiwan-based company, Quanta. The company assembles all the Apple smartwatches. The website predicts an autumn 2017 launch date for the new wearables.
Basing on speculations, the possible release date of Apple Watch Series 3 would be September 2017. In the past year, Apple Watch Series 2 was launched in September 2016.