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Analyst says Apple Watch Series 6 will have faster processor, better water resistance

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What you need to know

  • Apple Watch Series 6 will reportedly be more speedy than Series 5.
  • Improved water resistance is also in the cards.
  • The updated watch isn't expected until September 2020.

We might not have been wearing our Apple Watch Series 5 models for long, but analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is already looking forward to the next one. Apple Watch Series 6 will likely arrive in September 2020 and the analyst believes it will be faster and more water resistant than Apple Watch Series 5.

This comes after MacRumors got its hands on an investor research note from TF International Securities, the firm Kuo is attached to.

Based on Kuo's beliefs we can expect next year's Apple Watch to come with faster performance, improved water resistance, and even improved wireless capabilties. That may or may not stretch to faster Wi-Fi and cellular speeds, though.

The belief is that this will all be made possible thanks to Apple's switch to liquid crystal polymer (LCP) when printing the flexible cirtcuit boards that will be used in the wearable.

Regardless of why any of these improvements are possible, the fact that they will be part of the Apple Watch Series 6 feature list shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone. I'm more interested in what new health features – if any – Apple will add next year.

But for now, can we just enjoy our new Apple Watch Series 5 for a while?

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.