Apple is prepping new Watch models with faster processors, improved connectivity and new...

Shawn Knight

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Rumor mill: Apple is reportedly working on a new wave of Apple Watch models, the first of which is expected to debut later this year as the Apple Watch Series 7. A variant with a blood-sugar sensor, however, is unlikely to be ready for another several years. A non-invasive feature like this would no doubt be welcome by diabetics to help monitor glucose levels.

Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that the new wearable will feature a faster processor, improved wireless connectivity and an updated display. Apple has reportedly tested models with thinner display borders that utilize a new lamination technique to bring the display closer to the front cover. Series 7 could be slightly thicker than its predecessor, but not so much so that the average user would notice.

This year’s refresh was also supposed to include a body temperature sensor, but sources say that feature is more likely to debut in the 2022 update.

Apple in 2022 will also reportedly launch a successor to its entry-level Apple Watch SE and introduce a new model targeting extreme sports athletes, perhaps branded as an “adventure” or “explorer” edition. A model for outdoor enthusiasts would help Apple compete with similar rugged offerings from companies like Casio and Garmin.

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PEnnn

Posts: 635   +617
Just like the iPhone. Have to charge it every 8 hours

Interesting non-observation!

1 - You must have read or heard this from the Android Secret Fan Society BS machine

2 - Have an IPhone that you don't know how to use or is loaded with dubious, junky apps.
 

Watzupken

Posts: 305   +298
I feel Apple completely misses the point when it comes to features that people want. Faster SOC, faster connectivity and better display are good to have, but not really required. They should be working on how to extend battery life beyond the pathetic 1 to 1.5 days plaguing all the Apple Watches over the years. What is the point with all these advance features when the battery life is horrific. No battery = no watch, and no features to use.
 

Bao Nguyen

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I feel Apple completely misses the point when it comes to features that people want. Faster SOC, faster connectivity and better display are good to have, but not really required. They should be working on how to extend battery life beyond the pathetic 1 to 1.5 days plaguing all the Apple Watches over the years. What is the point with all these advance features when the battery life is horrific. No battery = no watch, and no features to use.

There is so much space to cram more batteries in there. Updating to newer SoC and RAM can also yield better battery life, I.e. a 5nm SoC would use less power than 7nm SoC, and using LPDDR5 would use less power than LPDDR4. They are all incremental improvement and adding up to the whole.
 

Fearghast

Posts: 417   +307
I feel Apple completely misses the point when it comes to features that people want. Faster SOC, faster connectivity and better display are good to have, but not really required. They should be working on how to extend battery life beyond the pathetic 1 to 1.5 days plaguing all the Apple Watches over the years. What is the point with all these advance features when the battery life is horrific. No battery = no watch, and no features to use.
You might notice iPad Pro has the same issue ... as the spec bumps are probably the last things that device needs.
It's the beloved the more you charge, the more you wear the battery out, the faster you will need to replace it.