Apple Watch Series 9 to boast turbo-charged S9 processor and 3D-printed casing

According to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman,  Apple’s highly-anticipated “Wonderlust” event is set to unveil some exciting upgrades for both the Apple Watch Series 9 and the all-new Apple Watch Ultra.

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Apple to double down on sustainability with upcoming Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra

Sharper sensors and enhanced components

The upcoming Apple Watch Series 9 promises significant improvements in sensors and components, with a strong emphasis on speed, efficiency, and accuracy.

A standout feature is the revamped optical heart rate sensor, poised to elevate health monitoring to new heights. This marks a substantial leap from the Series 7 and Series 8, which featured Apple’s third-gen optical heart rate sensor.

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U2 ultra wideband chip

Both the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra will boast the cutting-edge “U2” ultra-wideband chip. This game-changing chip, the first of its kind since the U1 chip’s debut in the iPhone 11 Pro back in 2019, promises precision in location tracking within the Find My App. And here’s the exciting – this chip is slated to become a standard feature in Apple’s major products, including the highly anticipated iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro.

  • Read about Gurman’s predictions for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro here.

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Eco-friendly choices and new materials

Apple is doubling down on sustainability with the second-generation Apple Watch Ultra. It’s embracing more recycled materials and introducing a sleek black color option for the very first time. Meanwhile, the stainless steel Apple Watch Series 9 is stepping into the future with a 3D-printed casing, set to roll out in production next year.

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Faster S9 processor

While the overall design maintains its classic appeal, the true star of this year’s Apple Watch upgrade is poised to be the S9 processor. Brace yourselves for a powerhouse that’s all about delivering blazing-fast processing speed.

Farewell to some classic bands?

Some beloved leather bands, like the iconic Link Bracelet that debuted with the original Apple Watch, might be getting an exciting update or, perhaps, saying goodbye.

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As we eagerly await the September 12 “Wonderlust” event, it’s clear that Apple’s latest watches are poised to deliver efficiency, innovation, and a strong commitment to sustainability. Stay tuned to iThinkDiff for the latest news regarding the upcoming Apple Watches!

(via Bloomberg)

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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