Apple Watch Series 9 expected to boast a speed boost, but no design changes

This Apple Watch Series 9 mock-up is courtesy of Wcctech.

As noted by MacRumors, the Apple Watch Series 9 will be “basically unchanged” compared to the current model other than a performance improvement, according to Weibo leaker “Instant Digital.”

The leak claims that the smartwatch update will focus on updating the cores within the device’s S-series chip, delivering a “notable performance improvement,” but the rest of the device will be effectively the same as the Apple Watch Series 8.

On a related note, the Apple Watch Series 9, which will likely arrive this fall, will include a new processor based on the A15 chip that was first used in the iPhone 13 models, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman said in the  Discord channel of his “Power On” newsletter subscribers.

“I think it’ll be a new processor, not just a re-brand of the previous generation,” he said. When asked if he thinks the new Apple Watch chip could be based on the A15 Bionic, Gurman said, ”Yes, I believe it is!”

He thinks the processor will be a lot more powerful than the Apple Watch’s change from S7 to S8 chips. The change will likely offer a substantial speed boost to the Apple Watch Series 9, which isn’t expected to sport any major design changes. 

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.