- Both Apple Watch models are tipped to feature a new U2 chip.
- The Apple Watch Ultra is said to get a new all-Black colour option.
- Both Apple Watch models are expected to offer the same size options as their predecessors.
We are just a few hours away from the Apple launch event that will take place on September 12. There have been numerous leaks and reports about what to expect from the company at the event. The majority of these leaks have talked about the iPhone 15 series but it will not be the only center of attention. Apple will also introduce new Apple Watch models with a few upgrades. These upgrades and changes have now surfaced in a leak ahead of the release.
Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2: What to Expect?
Apple’s portfolio of smartwatches will get a refresh tomorrow in the form of the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2. These will be direct successors to last year’s Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra respectively. The new smartwatches are expected to stay the same for the most part but will have a few changes here and there, as per Mark Gurman of Bloomberg.
The biggest difference would be the introduction of a new chip with a faster processor for both the new Apple Watch models. There will be a new U2 chip which is finally getting an upgrade since the U1 launch in 2019. Apple has been using the same chip for all Apple Watch models since then
The new chip is expected to bring improvements to the Find My functionality. It should get more accurate in location tracking while being more power efficient at the same time. There are rumours that we will see the new ultra-wideband chip in the new iPhone 15 models too.
Both Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 are further expected to get a number of internal component upgrades including sensors. These are specifically tipped to feature an improved heart-rate sensor with better accuracy. We will likely see Apple talk about these changes in detail during the keynote.
Apple is not expected to make any changes to the size options. It means the Apple Watch Series 9 will have the same 41mm and 45mm sizes. The Apple Watch Ultra 2 will also stick to the 49mm size we saw with the first-generation release. However, it is expected to get a new all-Black colour version called Titanium Black. The Series 9 is said to come in a new Pink colour.
Both new smartwatches are further reported to feature more recycled material than before. It seems like we will have the same display sizes too. There are speculations Apple may discontinue some of the leather watch bands. It is expected to make a switch to a woven composite fabric with the new models.