The upcoming Apple Watch series is expected to be a minor update, but according to Bloomberg The company is working on a “Watch X” to celebrate the device’s 10th anniversary.
Apple is planning a spectacular update to its smartwatch, but we won’t see that this year. Apple is expected to unveil the Apple Watch Series 9 range alongside the latest iPhone at an event possibly scheduled for September 12.
The new watches remain the same size as the current models: 41 and 45 millimeters (or 49 millimeters for the Ultra). The most notable differences will be faster processors and new colors.
Apple is planning a “Watch X” model to celebrate the device’s 10th anniversary, and it promises to be the biggest facelift yet. The Apple Watch was launched in 2014 and went on sale the following year, so Apple plans to launch the Watch X in 2024 or 2025.
Apple designers are working on the Model X a slimmer watch case and have tried to change the way the straps attach to the device.
Since the original Apple Watch, the straps slide open on the sides of the case and are secured with a locking mechanism. By keeping the same design, the straps remain compatible with old and new models, but they also have disadvantages. The system takes up a lot of space that could be better utilized with a larger battery or other components.
To that end, the company has studied a new magnetic bracelet attachment system. However, it’s unclear if it will be available soon or with the Watch’s clarity as current OLED screens and blood pressure monitoring technology.