When it comes to smartwatches, Apple Smartwatches are always ahead of the line. With features such as Always-On Retina display, Heartbeat and Pulse sensor, Changeable Straps and so many other features. Apple Smartwatches keep increasing their standards with every series. Last time the consumers asked for an ability to glance at the time without tapping the screen. Well, Apple listened to their demands and introduced the Always-On display. Now, the Apple Watch Series 6 is said to be launched soon in September. So, what new features does Apple have for us this time around?
The Series 6 would look like the Series 5 with a full screen display or the bezel-less display coupled with obviously the Always-On Retina display that was introduced last year. There will not be any major changes in the design of the Watch and it would follow the same general design that was in the last series.
But, undoubtedly, Apple will offer new colors, finishing, casing and straps for the new Series 6. This is one trend that Apple has been following, I.e., to introduce new varieties of the smartwatches.
Software and Feature Update
The Apple Watch Series would have the latest OS pre-installed which would be the watchOS 7. The watchOS 7 would not supports the models below Series 3.
There would be greater customization options for watch face on watchOS 7, new workout types and better sleep tracking.
The Force Touch capability will also be improved this time round. Force Touch allowed the watch users to firmly press on the device’s display to access more content and controls. Apple states:
Apple:In versions of watchOS before watchOS 7, people could press firmly on the display to do things like change the watch face or reveal a hidden menu called a Force Touch menu. In watchOS 7 and later, system apps make previously hidden menu items accessible in a related screen or a settings screen. If you formerly supported a long-press gesture to open a hidden menu, consider relocating the menu items elsewhere.
The watchOS 7 and the Apple Watch Series 6 are presumed to launch during the same time. But if it were to be launched before, you can try it on your Apple Watch.
Improved Performance and Better Water Resistance
It is rumored that Apple will be switching its flexible circuit board from Polyimide (PI) to Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP). The LCP will supply a boost in performance
Water Resistance in smartwatches matter the most since consumers want a watch which they can wear anywhere, under any circumstances. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, a tipster at 9to5, says that apple will offer improved water resistance. Since Apple Watches are already water-resistant to a dept of 50m, it is unclear of what improvement will be made in this area. One possibility is to add support to intense water activities such as scuba diving and water sports as such, but these are just the speculations
All of you have seen this part on the Apple Watches but only a handful of you might know the name Digital Crown. It is the dial that is places on the side of the device. This dial is what makes Apple Watch series stand out from all the other smartwatches. It is like a home button will other functionalities like SOS functionality, Apple Pay etc.
It is rumored that Apple is going to redesign the Digital Crown completely. By completely I mean, they are going to remove the dial on the side entirely!
Now, Apple is considering to use light sensors instead of the Digital Crown as a navigational control. According to the patent applied by the company, they are considering to use clear windows to admit light from objects touching the device and to learn its size, movement and potentially to detect the touch of a finger. In other words, you could swipe your finger across the side of the watch and navigate through menus that way.
In-Screen Touch ID
There are a lot of rumors going around about the fingerprint scanner embedded below the MOLED display of the new Apple Watch Serie.
Apple watch is secured with a four-digit code in general and to reduce the user efforts in typing thee code, Apple might be thinking to bring a fingerprint sensor embedded inside the display.
Many smartphone companies have already taken up the new advancement in fingerprint scanners, I.e., the in-screen scanner. Apple filed a patent with the regards to bring in In-Screen Touch ID to their product. This might seem like a very cool feature. But one thing to note is that Apple’s pricing is already hitting the skies. With a feature or hardware like this, the cost will for sure increase further.
These are only the rumors about the upcoming Apple Watch Series 6. Obviously other than the statement about watchOS 7, Apple has made no official comments on the new smartwatch. The new Watch Series 6 will make a debut in the market in September like how it does every year. The pricing is yet to be disclosed, but in case an In-Screen Touch ID is included, the price of this smartwatch will hit the skies. Some leaks says that price will be remaining same as Series 5. The base variant of series 6 will cost around ₹45,000 to ₹50,000.