Anyone toying with the idea of ​​buying a new Apple Watch this year could be in for a disappointment. 2022 threatens to be the year of standstill for the smartwatch from Cupertino. Both Apple Watch Series 8 and the new Apple Watch SE should only make small leaps forward. A well-known expert is now revealing what innovations Apple is planning in detail.


Despite tough competition: Apple is still the undisputed smartwatch king. Most recently, the US group was even able to slightly increase its market share to 36.1 percent. Is it this comfortable position that makes Apple shift down a gear in smartwatch development?

Apple Watch Series 8: New chip just a sham?

Because with the Apple Watch, a strange standstill has spread in the recent past, which, according to experts, also with the Apple Watch Series 8 and new Apple Watch SE should stop. In the new flagship model, which is expected in autumn, the S8 chip should be installed (via Apple Insider).

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According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the practically identical to the S7, which does its job in the current Apple Watch Series 7 – and that in turn was basically just a relabeled S6 from the Series S6 from 2020. If the information is true, Apple would have No significant progress has been made in Apple Watch chip development for two years. No comparison to the constantly new performance records on iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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Apple Watch SE with older design

And even with the new Apple Watch SE, buyers may be disappointed. Although the savings smartwatch should also get the S8 chip and thus be on a par with the Apple Watch Series 8 in terms of performance, yes the Bloomberg experts will probably not have a new design. Everything stays the same here, including the well-known sizes of 40 mm and 44 mm. According to older rumors, with an ECG function and always-on display, it could become an exciting alternative to the more expensive Series 8.