The thought of a smartwatch that may make calls sounds just like the stuff of science fiction, at the very least again within the day. Nevertheless, that “stuff of science fiction” ultimately turned a actuality the place we began to get smartwatches with mobile connectivity. In truth, Apple themselves launched such a watch within the Apple Watch Collection three.

Nevertheless, based on a tweet by DongleBookPro, apparently that wasn’t all the time the plan. The Twitter account which is understood for documenting numerous tech prototypes shared some images of a prototype Apple Watch Collection 2 mannequin. As you possibly can see within the pictures, it sports activities a crimson crown which is a sign of it having mobile connectivity.

Scrapped Proto 1 Collection 2

This Watch has Mobile & A Crimson Crown (Current On Launch Collection three) and The Stainless Metal Gold Coloration from Collection four

This watch was scrapped as a result of the modem had almost a ~60% failure fee and would overheat continually. It By no means made it Previous Proto 2

— Dongle (@DongleBookPro) September 10, 2021

Nevertheless, as lots of you understand, Apple solely launched a mobile smartwatch with the Collection three, however these prototypes recommend that Apple was exploring it within the Collection 2 already. Nevertheless, as per the tweet, this plan was scrapped as a result of the modem used within the Collection 2 had a 60% or so failure fee and would overheat continually.

This finally led to Apple ditching their plans for a mobile Apple Watch Collection 2, as an alternative opting to attend for the Collection three. We’re unsure if it could have made an enormous distinction had it been launched within the Collection 2, however it’s fascinating to see the design and growth course of behind a few of at the moment’s extra well-liked devices.

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