The Cupertino tech giant is expected to unveil the next generation Apple Watch Series 9 in September, along with the new iPhone 15 series.
Although there have been several reports on upcoming features in the new watchOS 10, there has been hardly any news on Apple Watch Series 9. Changing that, Mark Gurman from Bloomberg recently said that the new Series 9 would be powered by an advanced processor which will be based on A15 Bionic chip technology.
Powered by a new processor, Apple Watch Series 9 will be faster and more power efficient than its predecessor
Currently, Apple retails three smartwatch models: Apple Watch SE (2nd generation), Apple Watch Series 8, and Apple Watch Ultra. All three models are powered by an S8 chip, a 64-bit dual-core processor.
It is said that the S8 chip is the same S6 processor which was first used in Apple Watch Series 6 (2020), then in Series 7 (2021), and later was rebranded as S8 for Apple Watch Series 8 without any performance and power efficiency improvements. According to Gurman, the tech company has other plans for the new Apple Watch Series 9.
On his new Discord channel for his newsletter “Power On”, Gurman said that the chip in Series 9 will be a “new processor” and not an old rebranded chip like the S8.
The A15 Bionic chip was introduced in iPhone 13 series in 2021 and later used in iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus in 2022. The chip is built on a 5nm process to deliver improved performance and battery efficiency.
Apple Watch Series 9 rumored design and features
Based on reports, the new Apple Watch Series 9 will feature the same design language as the current Series 8 but will offer the following new capabilities powered by an advanced processor and watchOS 10:
- Central widgets interface
- Synchronization across Apple devices
- New health sensor to monitor blood glucose in a non-invasive way