Apple Watch update: Apple’s next wearable could extend its lead over the Galaxy Watch

Apple Watch Series 6 rumours are kicking off almost a year before the wearable is expected to be formally unveiled by the Cupertino-based firm.

Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently issued a research note, that claims the firm’s 2020 wearable will not only be faster than the current Series 5, but that it’ll also boast improved water resistance and improved wireless connectivity, for Wi-Fi and cellular perhaps?

The note, seen by MacRumours, claims the improvements to the wearable will be made possible by alterations to its circuit board.

If true, this could certainly extend the Apple Watch’s advantage over arguably its biggest rival, the Samsung Galaxy Watch.

The standard Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Watch Active 2, are both fine devices but certainly lack the hardware integration, slick software and app support the Apple Watch has in spades.

All new Apple products are expected to be faster than their predecessor. Every year the American tech firm boasts about the rapid chipsets inside its hardware.

The Apple Watch Series 5 boasts the firm’s in-house S5 processor, so we wouldn’t be surprised if a shiny S6 silicon was housed under the bonnet of its successor.

Kuo’s claims of improved water resistance are also interesting. The Apple Watch Series 5 can be dunked in water up to 50 metres and can be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in the ocean.

However, Apple advises customers that its wearable can’t be leveraged for “scuba diving, waterskiing, or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth”. Perhaps the American firm is planning to remedy this with its 2020 wearable?

Unfortunately, Kuo didn’t discuss the design of the Apple Watch Series 6, meaning we still don’t know if the device will look similar to the current Series 5 and Series 4 or if it’ll make some aesthetic tweaks.

A report at the start of September (before the official reveal of the Apple Watch Series 5) from 9to5Mac claimed Apple was hard at work on sleep tracking for its wearable. As this feature didn’t launch on the Series 5, there’s hope it will instead launch on the Series 6.

Now the Apple Watch has an always-on display, sleep tracking is one of the few absent features from the wearable that fans are crying out for.

Of course, we expect to see a swathe of new Apple Watch Series 6 rumours before the device is presumably unveiled next year. will make sure you’re kept up to date with everything about the new wearable.

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