The watch can offer revolutionary fast charging, brand new color
Update September 14 below. This article was first published on September 12, 2020.
Apple is set to unveil its 2020 Apple Watch models, looks like Apple accidentally discloses certain details of what is announced at its special event scheduled for Tuesday. There can be two models, the Apple Watch Series 6 and a new, more affordable watch also.
Over the past few days, it has been suggested that we can expect a new color for at least one of the watch models and, perhaps, a watch that charges faster than it does today.
Update September 14. The eminently reliable tipster, Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities had something interesting to say about tomorrow’s Apple Special Event. It confirms what others have said, that the next Apple Watch, Series 6, will look a lot like Series 5 (or Series 4, for that matter). Oddly, he says a new watch will come, but not until late 2021 at the earliest. Still, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has stated that the Apple Watch Series 6 will be available in the same sizes as the Series 5 and that the exceptional upgrade will be the inclusion of blood oxygen saturation levels. He also says that a cheaper watch, dubbed Apple Watch SE by some, will be unveiled. Kuo, by the way, makes no mention of the cheaper watch.
All in all, therefore, many leading tipsters agree on the content of the keynote, although there are still many details to be confirmed, such as availability, for example.
Which brings me to another point on L0vetodream’s agenda: availability. They say in another tweet, about an unspecified product, “online September 15th”. In other words, during the keynote, Apple will announce “and it’s available to order today”. It’s possible, but let’s remember that it will need watchOS 7 and it’s not available outside of the public beta, and I don’t expect it to be available on either. same day. So if this is true I would say it won’t be available for delivery for at least a few days afterwards. Availability next week is more likely than this week. Read on for other predictions from @ L0vetodream …
Frequently reliable tipster @ L0vetodream tweeted, in their characteristic enigmatic way, “the most beautiful color”. The words were accompanied by photos of an Apple Watch Edition Series 6 in ceramic finish. While the Apple Watch Edition was available in two shades, white and gray, in its manifestation of Series 3, in the current Series 5, ceramic is only available in white.
The three photos of L0vetodream show this watch on a blue background and, to drive the point home, surrounded by blue pearls. So, they say, a blue ceramic 6 series is coming, we presume.
It’s not impossible – a blue iPhone 12 is also on the way – but it’s a bit surprising. Current Apple Watch models are designed to work with just about any color without clashing. Can you wear a blue watch with a brown shirt, for example? Apple could surprise us. I guess if the prediction turns out to be true it will be a very dark blue.
Oh, and the Apple icon that adorns the invitations to this Tuesday’s event is very dominated by one color. That’s right, blue. Apple often uses its invite icon to tell us about colors – the iPhone 11’s shades were all included in the invitation to this event last year – so I’d say something blue is coming up, that’s sure.
This would mean that there are a lot of colors to choose from, if the previous shades are still available. Currently there are silver, gold and space gray aluminum watches, stainless steel watches with stainless steel, gold and space black finishes, a titanium case which is also available in space black titanium as well as white ceramic. Lots of choice, then.
Even more cryptic is @ L0vetodream’s second tweet. It says “fast charge for Apple ()”. Since there are rumors of Apple Watch, iPad Air, iPad 8e generation and even – although I think it’s unlikely – Apple’s AirPower wireless charger. So what does L0vetodream mean?
Well, we can rule out one thing. When asked if they are referring to Air power, the answer is quite clear: “no”.
Which leaves an iPad or the Watch. Since we know watchOS 7 includes sleep tracking, a quick charge would be fine for the next watch.
While the battery life on the Apple Watch models has remained fairly consistent at a full day, the faster you can charge it the better, if you also wear it at night.
Of course, Apple will have optimized the sleep tracking for each model to make it work well, but a faster-charging battery is an attractive enough benefit to persuade customers to upgrade to the latest model.
Well, we’ll know all the answers in a few days – but if anything else leaks first, I’ll cover it.