According to KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, two new Apple Watches may be available during the second half of 2016. Ming-Chi had successfully predicted that Apple would debut the iPhone SE last year. One of the new Apple watch models may be an upgrade, with better waterproofing and processor. The second iteration may be called Apple Watch 3, which might have a GPS, barometor and bigger battery.

In addition, Ming-Chi believes that Apple will add LTE connectivity to the wearable line in 2017–this means you can use the watch without having to connect to your phone or Wi-Fi. In June, Apple launched a new OS for the watch. Will this invigorate the wearables market? Although there has been a decrease in shipments, the Apple Watch is still the leader in the smartwatch niche. They shipped 3.6 million during the second quarter of last year, and 1.6 million devices were shipped this year. In comparison, Samsung shipped 600,000 units of its Galaxy Gear range.Opinions expressed here are the opinions of the author. Influencive does not endorse or review brands mentioned; does not and can not investigate relationships with brands, products, and people mentioned and is up to the author to disclose. VIP Contributors and Contributors, amongst other accounts and articles, are professional fee-based.