Planning to buy a new smartwatch from Apple this year? If so, you can expect a major update. Not only because of operating system watchOS 10, but also the hardware of the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Series 9 take a big step forward. As it turns out.
It should come as no surprise that the tech company is coming out with the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 this fall. While initial rumors made it seem like it would be better to skip the smartwatches for a year, it now appears the opposite is true.
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Major update for the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Series 9
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Series do get a major update under the hood. According to a new report, the two watches are getting the biggest chip update in years. This will make them considerably faster than their predecessors.
Since 2020, Apple has barely done anything to the chip of its various smartwatches. With the Ultra 2 and Series 9, that’s changing. The new S9 chip that goes into the watch performs considerably better than previous versions released in recent years.
Personally, you’re going to notice the arrival of the new chip in the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Series 9 mainly when you’re opening new apps or reloading data. That will be significantly faster than, say, the S8 chip in the first Ultra and Series 8. Widgets also work a lot better on the new smartwatches.
watchOS 10 brings much more
But not only the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 are getting a big update. This is also the case for watchOS 10. Apple’s smartwatch operating system is getting a massive update.
NameDrop is also a new feature. (Image: Apple)
A good number of new features are coming to the watches. The beauty of this is that it will also benefit people who have the Apple Watch Series 7, for example.
At WWDC23 in June, we already saw a taste of this. For example, the Apple Watch will support FaceTime even better and the Ultra will get an automatic night mode. There are also adjustments being made specifically for while working.