Although the Apple Watch Series 5 lineup was released less than two months ago, there are rumours in the air already for the next year’s Apple Watch Series 6. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that 2020 Apple Watch models will feature faster performance, improved water resistance, and improved wireless transmission. Faster internal connectivity could improve the Apple Watch 6’s Wi-Fi and cellular speeds- and perhaps speed up other processes on the smart watch. This information was gathered through a research note with investor firm TF International Securities.
We dont exactly know how but Kuo believes all of these advancements will be made possible by Apple’s switch to liquid crystal polymer or LCP material for the flexible circuit boards in next year’s Apple Watch models. Apple Watch 6 series is expected to launch in the second half of the year as usual. Series 5 models and earlier use a material known as polyimide or PI.
Kuo also stated that primary suppliers for LCP will be Dongshan Precision, Avary Holding, and Flexium Interconnect.
Since, each Apple Watch has come with a newly-iterated processor in the S-line, it would not be surprising if so-called Apple Watch Series 6 models feature a faster Apple-designed S6 chipset.
The Apple Watch 5 was launched with very few upgrades over the Apple Watch 4. The only known differences with the S5 chip in Series 5 models compared to the S4 chip in Series 4 models is a built-in compass and a new always-on display driver, so a performance bump will be due next year.