Rumor: Apple Watch 2 could feature cellular connectivity

Tucked away in a report about Apple Watch sales in the product's first year of existence was a small gem -- Apple may be looking at adding cellular capabilities to the next-generation watch so that it doesn't require an accompanying iPhone. A Wall Street Journal report notes that:

There are relatively easy fixes for some concerns. Apple is working on adding cell-network connectivity and a faster processor to its next-generation Watch, according to people familiar with the matter.

The slow performance of the Apple Watch and need to tether it to an iPhone have been notable complaints in the first year of product availability. Apple's apparently looking at bumping performance considerably and may announce the second iteration in the fall alongside the rumored iPhone 7.