‘Apple Watch 6’ Will Be Faster, Have Improved Water Resistance Says Kuo

In his latest research note, veteran Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from TF International Securities has predicted that 2020’s ‘Apple Watch 6’ will not only offer faster performance and superior wireless capabilities but will also feature improved water resistance (via MacRumors).

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The analyst believes that next year’s Apple Watch is expected to launch in the second half of the year and will mark Apple’s switch to liquid crystal polymer or LCP material for the flexible circuit boards as opposed to the use of polyimide or PI in existing models.

Kuo also notes that Apple’s primary LCP suppliers will include Dongshan Precision, Avary Holding, and Flexium Interconnect.

“It would not be surprising if so-called Apple Watch Series 6 models feature a faster Apple-designed S chip, as the only known differences with the S5 chip in Series 5 models compared to the S4 chip in Series 4 models is a built-in compass and a new always-on display driver, so a performance bump will be due next year.”

Earlier reports have also hinted at features like sleep tracking and advanced MicroLED displays in next-generation Apple Watches.

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