The Apple Watch Collection 10 will characteristic a bigger show and a brand new chip, however new well being monitoring options for the system at the moment are in query, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman studies.

Within the newest version of his “Power On” e-newsletter, Gurman stated that the design of the Apple Watch Collection 10 is “unlikely to look much different” to its predecessor, however it is going to be thinner. In the meantime, the Apple Watch Extremely is not going to get a brand new design this yr.

The brand new Apple Watch “Series” fashions will proceed to be out there in two casing sizes codenamed “N217” and “N218,” and have bigger shows. One of many fashions could have a display screen roughly as massive as that of the Apple Watch Extremely.

Each the Apple Watch Collection 10 and Apple Watch Extremely 3 will apparently characteristic a brand new processor that succeeds final yr’s S9 chip. Whereas this might “lay the groundwork for some AI enhancements down the road,” it is not going to run Apple Intelligence and there are presently stated to be no plans to convey “the full initiative” to the Apple Watch.

Apple has been growing hypertension and sleep apnea detection options for the Apple Watch that have been initially slated for launch in 2024, however Gurman now says that the “effort hasn’t gone smoothly” and “Apple has run into some serious snags.” The hypertension detection characteristic has been insufficiently dependable throughout testing and there are issues about integrating it into the refreshed design, which might power Apple to postpone this characteristic till subsequent yr

Likewise, the sleep apnea detection characteristic is now in bother as a result of it depends on blood oxygen saturation, which Apple Watches in america can’t presently measure on account of an ongoing authorized dispute with Masimo. Gurman postulates that the despute with Mazimo could possibly be resolved by September, or Apple might discover a means round it by arguing that the blood oxygen sensor could possibly be used for functions that aren’t straight associated to blood oxygen ranges. The corporate might additionally announce the sleep apnea detection characteristic and maintain off releasing it till a later date.

Apple can also be purportedly persevering with testing and discussing the prospect of 3D-printed casings for some Apple Watch fashions, which might speed up manufacturing and use much less materials.

Gurman says it’s nonetheless not clear whether or not Apple will model the brand new Apple Watches as particular anniversary fashions or wait till subsequent yr, provided that the unique Apple Watch was introduced in 2014 and launched in 2015.

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