Apple will unveil its Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 at its September 12 event. Both smartwatches look similar to their predecessors. But Bloomberg claims these watches will use a new version of Apple’s optical heart rate sensor instead of the third-gen heart rate sensor from the Watch Series 8 and Watch Ultra.
Sensor and Performance Upgrades
Other sensor and internal component updates for the Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 will focus on speed, accuracy, and efficiency. Like the iPhone 15 series, they will also include the U2 ultra-wideband processor for better Find My features.
According to the outlet, however, performance will be an emphasis for the Apple Watch this year as the Cupertino-based tech giant is planning to “heavily tout major gains in processing speed”. We’ve previously heard a new A15-based SoC will power the Watch Series 9.
Design and Size Options
Apple is also testing 3D-printed casings for the stainless steel Watch Series 9 models, with the Ultra line set to follow suit early next year.
Rumors suggest that Apple will abandon some of its leather watch bands and update or discontinue its stainless steel link bracelets.
With the event just two days away, there’s little time to speculate on what the Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 will have to offer.