The iPhone 15 series may steal the show during Apple’s “Wonderlust” event next week. But in addition to newer iPhones, new Watch series (Apple Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2) may also be released. In a significant move, Apple is looking forward to incorporate 3D printing in the above mentioned models. iPhones and iPads might witness this change soon. Mark Gurman, Bloomberg columnist, opinionates that this shift from traditional CNCmanufacturing techniques, will minimize the material requirements and cut down costs alongside reducing production time.
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3D printing entails something dubbed as ‘binder jetting’ which enables Apple to manufacture precise framework for its devices using powdered materials. Apple is embracing this technology of 3D printing with the ultimate objective of utilising it to print titanium devices by 2024.
In a bid to adopt eco-conscious manufacturing techniques and minimize wastage, Apple has been gearing up to shift to 3D printing and has been diligently testing it for over three years now.
Here is everything we know so far about the Apple Watch Series 9
Apple Watch Series 9 will be equipped with the new S9 chip, which Bloomberg claims will improve the speed significantly. It is anticipated to be about 20% quicker than the S8 chip and is rumored to be based on the A15 Bionic chipset that currently powers the iPhone 13 series and some iPhone 14 devices.
According to rumors, the new S9 chip is also more effective, thus with the Watch Series 9, Apple may offer somewhat longer battery life compared to their predecessors. The Watch Series 9 should benefit from the new chip’s dual-band GPS capabilities for more precise navigation, and these could be the first two Apple smartwatches to enable a 5G network with integrated 5G radios.
The Watch Series 9 would reportedly come with brand-new health sensors like electrodermal activity (EDA) and bioimpedance sensors to precisely monitor body composition and stress levels. While it has been claimed that Apple is developing a number of novel technologies, including non-invasive blood sugar monitoring, these are anticipated to appear in later generations.
Apple Watch Ultra 2
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is rumored to be powered by the same S9 processor as the Watch Series 9. The Ultra 2 is anticipated to be launched in two colors, in contrast to one for the first-generation device. According to a Bloomberg story, the Watch Ultra 2 will have a new “dark titanium” color and will have an analogous look to the existing model in terms of form aspect.