Second-Generation Apple Watch to Get Camera for Video Chatting (Report)

Apple will add a camera for video chats to the next generation of its Apple Watch, according to a report from 9to5Mac. The next version of the Apple Watch, which won’t be available until some time in 2016, will also feature better wireless technology that will make it possible to use many more apps and features over Wi-Fi, according to the report.

Right now, the Apple Watch requires a nearby iPhone to send text messages, email and more. In the future, the device will be able to tap into Wi-Fi networks to do these things, even though some data-heavy features will still require a phone for connectivity.

However, there’s one thing that won’t change about the watch: Consumers will still have to recharge it every night. Apple was looking into ways to enhance the device’s battery life, but then realized that most consumers don’t mind charging the device daily, the report claims.

Of course, reports about features of unreleased devices have always to be taken with a grain of salt — especially if the release date is still months away. That being said, 9to5Mac has developed a reputation for excellent sources, breaking a number of stories about Apple products in the past.

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