It has been about a year since Apple launched the Apple Watch, and last we heard, its successor has been planned for a launch later this year, possibly in September or October. So far not much is known about the second-gen Apple Watch, meaning that there’s a good chance Apple will be keeping the form factor.
However it is possible that Apple could make the Apple Watch 2 Thinner and lighter than before. This is according to a report from DigiTimes (via MacRumors) who claims that the second-gen Apple Watch could go for a “One Glass Solution” for its display versus the current setup which is a “Glass on Glass” build.
This essentially eliminates one extra layer of glass from the display, ultimately making the entire watch thinner and lighter. Alternatively Apple could use the extra space from the removal of the glass to add extra components, or maybe stuff in a beefier battery (the Apple Watch’s battery life is one of its main criticism).