Apple’s highly-anticipated ‘Wonderlust’ event, where they are poised to unveil their latest products, including the iPhone 15 series, Apple Watch Series 9, and Apple Watch Ultra 2, is just hours away. While the details about the iPhone 15 series are widely known, information about the upcoming watches has largely remained undisclosed.
Here’s an overview of what we can expect from Apple’s upcoming timepieces, the Series 9 and Ultra 2, and the significant enhancements they may introduce when they debut later today.
Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2: New U2 Chip and Enhanced Heart Rate Monitoring
According to a recent report by Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, the forthcoming Apple Watches—Series 9 and Ultra—are expected to maintain a similar design to their current counterparts. However, Gurman hints at the possibility of an upgraded processor and various sensor and internal component improvements. Among these enhancements, a more precise heart rate sensor is anticipated. Additionally, the new watches are set to incorporate a new U2 chip, an enhanced version of the existing ultra-wideband chip.
Apple Watch Ultra 2: Rumored Introduction of a Stylish All-Black Variant
The Apple Watch Ultra has received acclaim for its exceptional craftsmanship, featuring a titanium casing and robust glass construction that appeals to adventure enthusiasts, including hikers and deep-sea divers. Notably, the initial release was only available in one color—gray, reflecting the natural titanium hue. Recent reports suggest that Apple may diversify its offerings by introducing an all-black variant of the Apple Watch Ultra 2, providing customers with additional style options.
No MicroLED-Equipped Apple Watch This Year
There have been speculations about Apple’s plans to unveil a redesigned Apple Watch, similar to the transformation the iPhone underwent with the iPhone X. Initially scheduled for a 2024 release, it now appears that this groundbreaking watch may face delays, potentially extending its debut into the latter half of this decade. Analyst Ross Young suggested that the microLED-equipped Apple Watch Ultra was originally set for a second-half 2025 launch, but according to TrendForce, its release might be postponed until the first quarter of 2026.