Apple is rumoured to be in the process of developing its tenth iteration smartwatch — Apple Watch X. According to a Bloomberg report, the Apple Watch X is slated for a launch in either 2024 or 2025 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of its smartwatch series. This forthcoming model is reported to incorporate substantial changes to date and is said to include a new magnetic attachment-based strap system.
The report also indicates that the Watch X will be the slimmest smartwatch ever crafted by Apple. Moreover, it is set to incorporate a new magnetic band-swapping mechanism, which will eliminate the space required to attach the strap, and further help the company to reduce the watch dimensions.
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However, this improvement will come at a cost, as the new mechanism will not be compatible with the existing bands. Furthermore, reports suggest that the Apple Watch X will boast a thinner microLED display and an integrated blood pressure sensor, enhancing the health and fitness-related functionalities.
Since its inception in 2015, Apple has stuck to an annual release cycle for its smartwatches, accompanied by the introduction of more budget-friendly models such as the Watch SE and the second-generation Watch SE (review) every once in a while. Similarly, Apple unveiled its most advanced smartwatch — Watch Ultra (review) in 2022 with a titanium frame.
Anticipations are running high for Apple’s anticipated launch of the Apple Watch Series 9 powered by watchOS 10 along with the iPhone 15 series in September. This upcoming iteration is reported to look similar to the Series 8, albeit with a new chip to add more functions and improve efficiency to enhance battery life.