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Apple tipped to fix one of the worst things about the Apple Watch

Apple Watch 2 Specs Battery Life

The Apple Watch experience is not perfect, but the device remains the best wearable money can buy. Apple will further improve the overall Watch experience this fall once watchOS 3 is launched. But the worst thing about the Apple Watch will only be fixed once the Apple Watch 2 becomes available, a new leak from Asia indicates.

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According to an image found on Weibo and posted online by @the_malignant, the Apple Watch 2 will offer users a significant battery life upgrade. The leak suggests the new Watch will have a 1.28 Wh (334 mAh) battery, which is almost 36% bigger than the 0.94 Wh (246 mAh) battery on the first-gen model.

It’s not clear whether all Apple Watch 2 sizes will get the same battery capacity bump. The one in the leaked image would fit a 42mm Apple Watch model. The first-gen 38mm Apple Watch features a 205 mAh battery.

But we would expect Apple to try to offer the same or better battery life with the Apple Watch 2. Earlier this year, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the Apple Watch 2 would launch with a higher capacity battery.

Current Apple Watch owners, myself included, are used to charging the Apple Watch once a day, most likely at night. It’s really difficult not to do it, but you get used to this new battery-charging hassle soon after you buy one. A significant bump in battery life would certainly be appreciated.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.