As autumn’s golden hues begin to adorn the trees, tech enthusiasts are not just excited about the change of seasons, but also the annual tradition of new Apple product launches. Keeping in line with this, Apple’s staple smartwatch – the Apple Watch, is expected to see its latest iteration, the Apple Watch Series 9, this fall.
Apple has been consistently updating its watch series every year, and although the Apple Watch‘s updates may not bask in the limelight as much as the iPhone’s, there’s still a buzz of anticipation surrounding what the Series 9 has in store.
The Apple Watch Series 9 is expected to be an iterative update, akin to its predecessor, the Series 8. It seems like the main focus of Apple’s development resources might be directed towards the Apple Watch Ultra, suggesting minor tweaks and enhancements for the Series 9 instead of a major overhaul.
A highlight of the Apple Watch Series 9 is anticipated to be the improved S9 chip, built on the same technology as the A15 chip. This upgraded chip promises enhancements in speed and efficiency, possibly boosting battery life and reducing load times, bringing a seamless user experience to your wrist.
Though a significant battery life upgrade isn’t a sure bet, any improvements from the new processor could lead to modest enhancements. Apple may also utilize this efficiency increase to amplify features such as the always-on display functionality.
In terms of new features, except for the upgraded chip, the Series 9 is speculated to offer the same functionality as the Series 8. As for the Apple Watch Ultra and Apple Watch SE, their refresh schedules remain ambiguous, though a new processor for the Ultra is a potential upgrade.
Looking further ahead, Apple’s vision for future watch models is intriguing. Rumored innovations include the adoption of microLED display technology by 2024, promising brighter, more vibrant colors and superior viewing angles, and a larger 2.1-inch display for the Apple Watch Ultra. A groundbreaking feature Apple has been working on is the noninvasive blood glucose monitoring function, which, when introduced, will signify a landmark update for the Apple Watch.
The Apple Watch Series 9 is expected to be announced this September, in sync with the new iPhone models, followed by a launch shortly thereafter. Though detailed revelations are few, the Series 9 is anticipated to elevate the smartwatch experience with its efficient performance and intuitive features.