Apple Watch Series 7 uses the same processor as its predecessor – .

Apple Watch Series 7 uses the same processor as its predecessor – .

The Apple Watch Series 7, announced on Tuesday, would use the same S6 System-in-Package processor first deployed in the Apple Watch Series 6 released last year.
Apple didn’t talk about the processor performance of the Apple Watch Series 7 during Tuesday’s unveiling, which is peculiar given that sequential capacity increases are typically a staple of Apple hardware introductions.

It does appear, however, that there are no performance gains to speak of, as the new laptop uses the S6 SiP introduced with Apple Watch Series 6 in 2020.
While Apple hasn’t released exact specifications for its flagship’s processor, developer Steve Troughton-Smith in a tweet said today that the latest version of Xcode reveals that the Apple Watch Series 7 and Apple Watch Series 6 feature a “t8301” processor. Troughton-Smith assumes the component is the “exact same” part used last year, which means the chip has not been massaged with any modifications or upgrades.
“There’s a reason Apple hasn’t talked about the Apple Watch Series 7 processor this year,” Troughton-Smith said. ” [A]And that’s because it’s exactly the same as last year’s Series 6. In fact, there isn’t even a new model number, it’s actually just an adjustment to the chassis.
This take is perhaps a little misleading given that Apple has increased the size of the chassis to accommodate a new Retina display which offers almost 20% more screen area than the Apple Watch Series 6. The case is also 40% thinner and includes “fundamental design changes” that make this the most durable watch to come out of Cupertino. Apple claims the front crystal is the strongest yet, while the entire unit is IP6X certified and a “swim-proof” WR50 water resistance rating.
Also new is an improved charging system that allows 33% faster charging than the Apple Watch Series 6. Apple claims the device can reach an 80% charge in 45 minutes with the new USB-C Magnetic Fast Charger cable. .
It’s unclear why Apple brought the S6 into the Apple Watch Series 7, but the decision is unprecedented for a next-gen flagship device. Apple has introduced a new S-series processor with every revision of the Apple Watch since its inception and has only twice released a variant of a current chip or incorporated a previous generation processor into an entry-level model of range. A similar strategy is applied to the iPhone and the iPad.
It is not yet clear how the wider Apple Watch ecosystem will be impacted by the decision, if any, although it appears the S6 is more than capable of handling a larger screen and watchOS 8. Among Apple products , Apple Watch, with its lightweight applications and limited capacity, is perhaps the least affected by the lack of a progressively performing chip.
The Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to arrive later this fall.


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