21 Feb
Apple Watch Series 6 rumors - How will the Apple Watch 6 design change?

The Apple Watch 6 is on the horizon, and we’re here to breakdown the Apple Watch Series 6 rumors so far to shine some light on what’s to come! Since the initial release of the Apple Watch in 2015, it has become the number one watch brand in the world. So we don’t expect the company to slow down in this area any time soon...

Release date

Given past releases, we’re making an educated guess that the Apple Watch Series 6 release date will be the 8th or 9th of September 2020, becoming available to purchase around the 14th of September the following week. 


The Apple Watch is typically released alongside new flagship iPhones, with only one exception back in 2015 of the Apple Watch being released in April, so we think it’s safe to say the new Apple Watch will arrive in September. That being said, Apple tends to throw curveballs, so maybe they will surprise us with an earlier release!

Price

The Apple Watch Series 6 price is affected by the accessories you chose to go with your Apple Watch, like the strap, size of the watch itself and the watches material will have an effect on the price. We predict that the entry-level Apple Watch Series 6 will cost around $399, based on past launches, with the price point going up to well over $1000.

Design

The Apple Watch design has stayed relatively the same since it’s original launch back in 2015. The Apple Watch Series 4 saw a slight update in its design with its bezel-less display, which is an improvement that Apple kept with the Apple Watch Series 5, and we’re sure will keep moving forward.


We can’t imagine Apple will be changing up the Apple Watch 6 design much at this point. It’s possible that slight changes will be introduced as the technology improves, such as a slightly slimmer watch, possible with the inclusion of a microLED display, a new display that will also improve the battery life, but more on that later. 


One aspect of the design that could be changing is the Digital Crown. The Digital Crown is the notch on the side of the Apple Watch that controls navigation. It’s possible that Apple will either be redesigning this aspect of the Apple Watch, making it smaller, or even getting rid of it entirely and replacing it with a light sensor that can control navigation. 

Improvements

According to Apple Watch Series 6 rumours, the new watch is expected to have some notable updates, which will be nice to see after the somewhat disappointing specs of the Apple Watch Series 5. 

Circuit Board + Water Resistance

All of the current Apple Watches feature a PI made circuit board. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Apple Watch Series 6 will make a switch to an LCP flexible circuit board in an effort to improve performance. This switch will also make the Apple Watch Series 6 more water-resistant.


Seeing as the previous Apple Watch is water-resistant to up to 50m, it’s speculated that Apple is improving their water-resistance even more so that customers can wear the Apple Watch Series 6 for water sport activities.

Sleep-tracking

With a bit of luck, there’ll be no need for any third-party apps to track your sleep with the Apple Watch Series 6! It’s rumoured that Apple will implement built-in sleep tracking.

Display

The OLED display that Apple has been using for its previous Apple Watches simply drains the battery. For this reason, it looks like Apple will be making a switch to a microLED display for the Apple Watch Series 6. 

Touch-ID

A very cool feature that we hope to see introduced into iPhones and iPads moving forward and that’s rumoured to be coming to the Apple Watch Series 6 is an in-screen fingerprint reader, built directly into the display. Currently, the Apple Watch uses a 4-code pin to unlock, so the idea that we could unlock our Apple Watch with Touch-ID is something we’re crossing our fingers for!


That’s all the rumours that we want to share with you for now! But we’ll keep you informed closer to the rumoured release date with more rumours and hopefully, confirmed rumours! 


A blog by Gabrielle Lazareff

References:

https://www.macworld.co.uk/news/apple/apple-watch-series-6-release-date-3779960/