We’re coming up on the first anniversary of the Apple Watch’s announcement — as opposed to its shipment — so expect a lot of stories about its shortcomings, benefits, and future. The Wall Street Journal has one such, which cites “sources” as saying the next version of the watch will have a faster processor and be able to connect directly to cellular networks.
Both guesses are pretty conservative. Not only does the watch obviously need a beefier processor, it would be a pretty poor technology product that didn’t get a power bump after a year. And the introduction of a component-sized eSIM earlier this year makes direct cellular connection a pretty good speculation. (Apple, of course, didn’t comment.)
The rest of the article is the usual speculation of shipment numbers and debate about the usefulness (or not) of the device as opposed to its competition. Nothing you haven’t heard before or debated over a beer or three.