The launch of the Apple Watch Series 7 at Apple’s ‘California Streaming’ event was unusual by company standards. As suggested in several reports, Apple has delayed the launch of the smartwatch due to production problems. The announcement from Apple also spoke only about the design and was highlighted on other key details of the wearable equipment. As it turns out, the Apple Watch Series 7 has the same S6 chipset as the Apple Watch Series 6 from last year.
The S6 SoC has a dual-core processor based on the A11 chip found in older iPhones. When Apple announced the chip last year, it claimed to have introduced a 20 percent increase in performance.
As a programmer @Stroughtonsmith revealed that the chipset is “exactly the same” as last year’s model. In fact, Apple doesn’t even use the new model identifiers for the Apple Watch Series 7. Instead, it internally calls them “Watch6.6; Watch6.7; Watch 6.8 ”etc.
There is a reason why Apple did not talk about the Apple Watch Series 7 processor this year …
… And that’s because it’s exactly the same as last year’s 6 Series 👀 In fact, it doesn’t even get a new model number, it’s just a chassis adjustment pic.twitter.com/mLsTNkdTNO
-Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) September 15, 2021
This is not the first time that Apple has used the same S-chipset in two generations of the Apple Watch. Apple did this first with the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2, and later with the Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5.
Apple only highlighted the larger design, the larger and brighter screen, and the design changes that the Apple Watch Series 7 brings to the table on the virtual stage. There was no talk of any other aspect of the smartwatch. Apple also didn’t shed much light on the availability of the Apple Watch Series 7 and only said it would be available later this fall.
Looking like the iPhone 13 series, the Apple Watch Series 7 is also more of a refreshment this year.
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