More details are expected to arrive next month
Thanks to COVID-19, many of this year’s launches had been pushed back, but the latest Apple Watch is still looking to arrive this fall. The new iPhone is very much likely to face delays like the rumour mills say, but the watch (expected to be called Series 6), is said to be launching with the new iPads in the first half of September, as was the norm in previous years. For now, we can’t say for certain what is new, but apparently, there are a few clues hidden in the latest WatchOS 7 update. Let’s take a look.
Looks and specs
Let’s talk design first. Apple Watch started off with a square display, and some say we might even be getting a circular face this time. Apple even issued a couple of patents showing what a round display will look like. Nothing can’t be guaranteed as changing the appearance requires hardware and software updates.
Next up is health. Apple made sure to include sleep tracking, mobility metrics and hearing health alerts in WatchOS 7, and one of the biggest features in the Series 6 is said to be SpO2 tracking, or the feature that monitors oxygen saturation in the blood. It will alert users if the blood oxygen level goes beyond the healthy level. With this feature, it’s also said to help users go through sleep related conditions like sleep apnea.
The Series 6 is also said to come with several mental health monitoring features, including the ability to know when the user is about to experience a panic attack, which seems quite useful, since we are in the middle of a pandemic. This had also been mentioned in the April 30 leak, which highlighted “Mental Health Abnormalities Detection.”