Apple supplier ASE Technology expects that the company will soon release a cheaper Apple Watch Series 6 in addition to the standard version. New AirPods will not appear until 2021.
‘Cheaper variant of Apple Watch Series 6 on the way’
DigiTimes writes this on the basis of conversations with people within the manufacturer. The Taiwanese website is not the first source to believe that Apple is working on a new Apple Watch. Earlier, the generally well-informed Bloomberg News already reported that there will be two versions of the Apple Watch Series 6.
In addition to the direct successor to the Apple Watch Series 5, Apple also comes with a cheaper smartwatch, according to DigiTimes. With this new model, Apple would compete with cheaper fitness trackers from Fitbit, for example.
Furthermore, the Taiwanese website claims that the Apple Watch 6 (and cheaper variant) will be presented during the Apple keynote, the annual presentation. However, when this event will take place is still the question. The keynote invariably takes place in September, but several rumors indicate that it will be October this year.
A lot is already known within the rumor circuit about the successor to the Apple Watch 5. For example, we expect Apple to add a pulse oximeter to the wearable. This meter allows the accessory to measure the oxygen level in the blood, which ensures that stress in the body can be monitored.
In addition to the improved health function, the watch also gets a better processor than its predecessors. Do you want to know more about the new Apple smartwatch? Then check out our Apple Watch Series 6 expectations in which we look ahead extensively.
AirPods 3 will have to wait a while
Furthermore, DigiTimes claims that the AirPods 3 is planned for the beginning of 2021. It is therefore not expected that the wireless earbuds will be presented during the next Apple event. However, ASE Technology is preparing in the background to start mass production of the new AirPods.