The Apple Watch Series 6
Known simply as the ‘Apple Watch’ to hardware engineers within the company, this model is likely to replace the popular Apple Watch Series 3 as the ‘affordable’ wearable in Apple’s lineup. It’ll feature an improved design based on the newer Apple Watch Series 4 and a chip dubbed ‘M9.’ The latter is particularly interesting, though, because the Apple M9 already exists as a discontinued co-processor embedded within the Apple A9 and A9X chipsets.
Perhaps the Apple M9 name mentioned by Prosser is simply an internal codename for another chipset, or maybe it represents the start of an entirely new line of Apple M-series chipsets.
It has skipped the Always-On-Display feature that it introduced on the Watch Series 5 last September as well, but this one is less surprising and probably won’t be a deal-breaker.
The Apple Watch (Series 6) Pro
This smartwatch is expected to act as the true successor to the existing Apple Watch Series 5. Hardware engineers within Apple refer to it as the ‘Apple Watch Pro,’ although that might not be the final marketing name.
Prosser didn’t provide a list of features today, yet past reports suggest the biggest hardware change will be the introduction of a pulse oximeter sensor for built-in blood oxygen monitoring.
That feature should enable much better medical alerts and improve nutrition advice. It will be combined with sleep tracking, a feature that’s also going to be available to users of older Apple Watch models as part of the watchOS 7 update.
Apple Watch Series 6 & Series 6 Pro announcement and release date
The affordable Apple Watch Series 6 will make its international debut on Tuesday at the recently announced ‘Time Flies’ event, according to Jon Prosser. The Apple Watch Series 6 Pro, or however Apple chooses to market it, will presumably make an appearance too.
There’s no word on pricing at the moment, but the Apple Watch Series 3 retails at $199 and the Watch Series 5 costs $399. If the Series 6 and Series 6 Pro replace these, perhaps they’ll also retail at $199 and $399 respectively. Of course, Apple does love its price hikes, so an increase can’t be disregarded just yet.
If announced on Tuesday, pre-orders will probably kick off on Friday, September 18, ahead of shipments a week later on Friday, September 25.
Written by Joshua Swingle.
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