The Apple Watch Series 8 launched last year was powered by the S8 chip, which, like the S7 powering the Watch Series 7, was similar to the S6 chip that powered the Series 6. However, according to ‘s Mark Gurman, the Watch Series 9, expected to arrive in a few months, will have a new processor at the helm instead of something that’s a rebadged version of the previous chip.
Gurman also believes this new chip would be based on Apple’s A15 SoC, which powered the iPhone 13 series. And while it’s unclear how different the Series 9’s chip would be from the A15, you can expect it to bring performance and efficiency improvements to the Watch Series 9.
Apple is expected to introduce watchOS 10 at WWDC23, happening between June 5-9, and it remains to be seen if the Cupertino-based tech giant will reveal anything about the Watch Series 9’s chip at its developers’ conference.