Apple finally announced the Apple Watch Series on Tuesday after several rumors about the next generation of its smartwatch. However, unlike the rumors that have been suggested, the Apple Watch Series 7 doesn’t have a brand new design – and that’s not all. This year’s Apple Watch seems to have the same processor as the Apple Watch Series 6 2020.
During the presentation, Apple did not say a word about the performance of the Apple Watch Series 7. Usually, the company says that its new devices are faster or more energy efficient, but nothing is said about the Series 7 on stage. And if you visit Apple’s website, there’s no talk of a chip running the Apple Watch Series 7.
Now the programmer Steve Troughton-Smith has confirmed based on the latest version of Xcode (a platform that allows developers to create applications for Apple devices) that the Apple Watch Series 7 has exactly the same CPU as last year’s Apple Watch Series 6.
Both the Apple Watch Series 7 and the Apple Watch Series 6 have a “t8301” CPU, which is the code name for the processor included in the “Apple S6” package (SiP). Because they have exactly the same internal number, this suggests that the Series 7 and Series 6 share the same internal components when it comes to the CPU.
This would not be the first time that Apple has reused one of its processors in another product. However, as noted by the developer William Rambo, Apple doesn’t even use a slightly revised version of the Apple Watch Series 6. The fact that the 7 Series has exactly the same chip as its predecessor may confirm some theories about Apple completely re-examining this year’s Apple Watch at the last minute.
While the iPhone 13 and iPad mini 6 will ship next week, Apple said the Apple Watch Series 7 will be available later this year without any further details. Detailed product specifications were also not disclosed.
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