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Apple Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 might be powered by the S9 chipset and feature improved ‘Find My’ capability with the company’s new U2 ultra-wide chip.

Apple Watch 9 | Apple Watch Ultra 2 | Apple Watch 2023The upcoming smartwatches might look similar to the Apple Watch 8 Series and the Watch Ultra. (Express Photo)

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Apple is expected to unveil the Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 at its upcoming September 12 event, where we will also see the iPhone 15 series. While the tech giant may not make any major design changes, the new smartwatches might get a new chip and improved sensors.

According to Bloombergboth Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 will feature the company’s new U2 chip, which brings an upgraded version of Apple’s ultra-wideband aimed at improving the existing ‘Find My’ capabilities. Rumour has it that the ultrawide-band chip will also make it to the iPhone 15.

Previously rumours hint that the upcoming watches will be powered by the S9 chip and bring “significant speed improvements”. Compared to the S8 chip, it is reportedly 20 per cent faster and is more power efficient. The new chip might also bring dual-band GPS support and support for 5G networks.

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It also suggests that the upcoming watches will get “various sensors and internal component upgrades” including a more accurate heart rate sensor.

Since Apple introduced the Watch Series 6 three years ago, the tech giant has stuck to the same processor for all models, including the Apple Watch Series 8 and the first iteration of the Apple Watch Ultra.

The Cupertino-based tech giant is also in the process of developing the 10th iteration of its smartwatch with a major visual overhaul and a new magnetic attachment-based strap system. The Apple Watch X is slated to launch in 2024 or 2025 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the smartwatch series.

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First published on: 10-09-2023 at 17:42 IST

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