The Apple Watch Series 8 launched last year was powered by the S8 chip, which, like the S7 that powers the Watch Series 7, was similar to the S6 chip that powers the Series 6. According to Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, the Apple Watch Series 9 looks set to change some of that pattern. The Watch 9 is expected to launch in a few months. It will also have a new processor under the hood. Instead of a revised version of the previous chip, it should be a completely new platform.
According to Gurman, the new chipset of the Apple Watch Series 9 could be based on the A15 processor. The A15 Bionic CPU made its debut in the Apple iPhone 13 series. It is still unclear how much the Series 9 chip will differ from the A15. However, we can assume that the Apple Watch Series 9 with the new platform will be significantly more powerful and at the same time more energy-efficient.
Apple is expected to unveil watchOS 10 at WWDC23, which takes place between June 5th and 9th. It remains to be seen if the California-headquartered tech giant will also reveal anything about the Watch Series 9’s processor at its developer conference.