Apple’s reportedly working on a new Apple Watch 9 and there are some great reasons to wait for the 2023 Apple Watch.
If you’re thinking about buying a brand new Apple Watch, you’ve got some excellent options. The Apple Watch 8, Apple Watch Ultra, and Apple Watch SE 2 are the company’s flagship devices and they’re worth a look if you’re in the hunt for a newer model.
You’ll also want to investigate older Apple Watch models like the Apple Watch 7, Apple Watch 6, and Apple Watch SE. While they aren’t the top-of-the-line, they’re all still capable and cheaper than they once were.
While you might be tempted to buy a new Apple Watch or a smartwatch outside of Apple’s ecosystem, you should take note of Apple’s plans for 2023.
Apple Watch 9 Rumors
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple will launch two Apple Watch 9 models (codenamed N207 and N208) and a new Apple Watch Ultra (codenamed N210) later this year. Gurman says Apple won’t launch a new Apple Watch SE in 2023.
We fully expect Apple to stick with familiar case sizes. This means you can expect the Apple Watch 9 to come in 41mm and 45mm case size options.
We don’t expect a huge leap from last year’s models from a hardware standpoint, but we do expect the new Apple Watch models to come with nice upgrades.
Apple Watch 9 rumors put those of you searching for a new smartwatch in a tough position. Many people will be perfectly fine buying a device right now, but others may want to hang around and wait for Apple’s inevitable announcements.
In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to consider waiting for the Apple Watch 9 series and the best reasons to go with another device.
Wait for Better Performance
Apple generally makes yearly improvements to the Apple Watch's performance and we should see the company make some improvements this year.
The current flagship Apple Watch models deliver solid battery life, but we could see Apple take things even further with new chips in 2023.
According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, while the 2023 Apple Watch models will likely be modest updates, they will have a faster chip on board.
As he notes, Apple hasn't upgraded the main processor inside the Apple Watch for three years running so this would certainly be a welcomed change.
In his new Power On Discord channel, Gurman says the new processor will likely be based on the A15 chip that Apple first used in the iPhone 13.
Gurman also says the new Apple Watch will come with a new "U2" ultra wideband chip. The chip will improve tracking through the Find My app.
If you aren't thrilled with the Apple Watch's current horsepower (battery life, speed, load times), you might want to hang back and wait for the new models.
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