Dig­iTimes cred­its the sec­ond gen­er­a­tion of Apple Watch smart­watch­es with using an all-glass dis­play (One Glass Solu­tion) instead of the dou­ble glass used today (Glass on Glass). This is exact­ly the infor­ma­tion the source received from one of the com­po­nent sup­pli­ers.

The use of sin­gle glass in the design of the smart watch dis­play will allow the com­pa­ny to make the Apple Watch 2 case much thin­ner. The One Glass Solu­tion tech­nol­o­gy avoids the use of an addi­tion­al glass lay­er, which has a pos­i­tive effect on the final weight of the device.

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One of Apple’s sup­pli­ers, TPK Hold­ing, empha­sizes that the pro­duc­tion of such dis­plays is not very prof­itable for the Amer­i­can man­u­fac­tur­er. Whether the com­plex­i­ty of pro­duc­ing a smart­watch screen will affect the over­all pro­duc­tion vol­ume is a ques­tion that Apple has yet to decide.

Ini­tial­ly, Apple made the deci­sion to switch to OGS (sin­gle glass) pan­els after the announce­ment of the finan­cial results of the sec­ond quar­ter of 2016. Steadi­ly falling demand for the iPhone forced the com­pa­ny to look for options to reduce the cost of pro­duc­tion. Alas, the lev­el of prof­itabil­i­ty of the pro­duc­tion of OGS-screens turned out to be much low­er.

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Apple’s new smart­watch is cred­it­ed with only minor design changes, an improved bat­tery, and a more pow­er­ful proces­sor. The announce­ment of the device may take place as ear­ly as Sep­tem­ber this year, along with the pre­sen­ta­tion of the iPhone 7. Ana­lysts believe that the Apple Watch 2 may go on sale as ear­ly as Sep­tem­ber 16th. [MR]