Apple Watch 2 release date, specs news: Predictions point toward Apple Watch 2 announcements in June WWDC or September Apple event

(Apple)Screenshot of the Apple Watch from the Apple Watch trailer

It looks like Apple Watch fans don't have to wait too long for the Apple Watch 2 to come out. Though Apple stayed mum about the second generation of Apple watches in its special March 2016 event, predictions are pointing toward the Apple Watch 2 being announced soon this year.

Instead of meeting Apple Watch fan's demands for an announcement on the Apple Watch 2 in Apple's special product-introduction event in March 2016, Apple resorted to teasing fans with a Spring collection of new Apple Watch straps and a delightful drop on the watches' price. Still, Apple Watch loyalists are clamoring for news about the second generation of smart watches from Apple, and it seems like they won't have to suffer for long. Predictions by Techradar state that Apple Watch 2 announcements could be made this year at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2016 in June, or in an Apple convention in September alongside the speculated iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Other rumors on the smartwatch release comes from Apple Watch manufacturer, Quanta, in China. Apparently, Barry Lam, Quanta chairman, has claimed that Apple buyers will get to see a limited stock of Apple Watch 2 by the final weeks of the second quarter of 2016 and then find increasing shipments by the third quarter.

Apple Watch fans would be interested to note that this rumor coincides with the predicted June 2016 launch, meaning that the announcement in the WWDC 2016 could be likely.

Meanwhile, it looks like the second generation Apple Watch is to host better, smarter features than its predecessor. Macworld discusses in a report the upgraded features that fans could possibly expect in the Apple Watch 2; some of which is an ARM Cortex A32 processor, a new 32-bit Apple Watch chip, a variety of health sensors, and less reliance on the iPhone.

What more, it looks like there's truth to the earlier rumors of a front-facing camera for Apple Watch 2. Macworld reports that according to sources, Apple is planning to add a FaceTime video camera to the second-generation Apple Watch, which will enable users to make and receive FaceTime calls on their wrists.