1. Apple iPhone launch event: Apple watch 2 with ‘invisible ink’ to be unveiled

Apple iPhone launch event: Apple watch 2 with ‘invisible ink’ to be unveiled

Apple's mega event to launch the new iPhones and other products is to take place on Wednesday, September 7 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco.

By: | Updated: September 7, 2016 3:41 PM
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Apple’s mega event to launch the new iPhones and other products is to take place on Wednesday, September 7 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco. To ensure a wider public can tune in, Apple will live stream the event on its website. From colour of the iPhone 7s to their waterproof status, all of them have been speculated about, but the picture has been drawn too neatly by the tech giant to leave any clues behind. Though with the time of the launch nearing, speculations are running wild about the specifications and the new upgrades in the phones. The new set of iPhones is most likely to be called the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

One more product that goes under the radar as the new iPhone comes into the light, is the Apple Watch 2. The Apple Watch 2 is also to be launched following the iPhone 7 and is expected to be running on the watchOS 3 operating system. The first Apple watch sold an estimate of 15 million units in its first year after launch, which is a lot more than what the first iPhone did, back in 2007. Now, it has to be understood that this doesn’t imply a massive hit among the users. But the number also suggests that people are quite open to the idea of owning an Apple watch.

While the tech giant is said to be focussed on the better upgrades, it certainly is looking to fix the problems that troubled the first generation of users. But those expecting a much better battery life from the new version might be upset. Apple will certainly increase the battery life, but the new additions in the software might just drain it out as fast as the first watch. The new watch is likely to come in the same sizes as the first Apple watch; 42mm and 38mm. Though it is also likely to have a faster processor, a GPS enabled radio to track maps, a barometer and the similar kind of waterproofing as the new iPhone.

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The Apple watch 2 is to run on the watchOS 3, announced by Apple at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. The biggest change in the new operating system would allow the user to open tabs; multiple apps at once. The watch will also measure the user’s heartbeat for health purposes through a hear-rate sensor that remains in contact with the skin. So, it does answer Apple’s call of being the most personal of all its devices.

Apple is setting up the watch to be a personal identifier. So when one logs into an Apple device, the watch acts as an authentication device through the censors. The watch also enhances communication abilities with the ‘invisible ink’ software to send personal messages. It can be done through “Scribble”, a communication device that traces the letters on the screen of the watch and then turns it into text. Once the letter is scrubbed, it fades away, making space for another letter to be typed.

The new watchOS 3 operating system also adds a new SOS feature, where when one presses and holds the side button, the watch puts out a bat signal to the emergency services. Though the Apple Watch 2 is not likely to get that mush attention over the new iPhone, its launch might just surprise the users with a few new services, that were unheard of before.

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