Kuo: Apple Watch Series 6 to feature faster processor and improved water resistance

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According to well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will debut their Apple Watch Series 6 in the fall of 2020 with a faster processor, improved water resistance, and possibly MicroLED displays. Here’s everything you need to know.

In a research note published by MacRumors, TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states that Apple is working on a faster processor, improved water resistance, and faster LTE cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity for the Apple Watch Series 6, slated for a fall 2020 release.

It’s believed that Apple is switching to Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) for the circuit board in Apple Watch Series 6 models. Current models feature a material called polyimide. LCP is far more flexible.

Kuo says that Dongshan Precision, Avary Holding, and Flexium Interconnect will serve as the suppliers for the LCP boards.

It’s expected we will see the next-generation of Apple’s “S” chip family, probably called the S6 Processor. There’s barely any difference between the S4 chip in the Apple Watch Series 4 and S5 chip in the Apple Watch Series 5, except for the addition of always-on display drivers and a compass.

The Series 6 models may also feature better sealing, thus improving water resistance. Kuo says it may be possible to use your watch for high-velocity activities such as scuba diving.

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