Apple has unveiled the newest addition to their lineup, the Apple Watch Series 9, which comes equipped with the improved SiP S9 and Neural-engine 4-core. This allows for more efficient processing, enabling Siri to respond to a wider range of commands. The module also features an Ultra Wideband (UWB) chip, which greatly enhances the accuracy of locating the iPhone 15. Additionally, the Always On Display boasts a brightness of 2,000 nits and offers a battery life of up to 18 hours.
A key feature of the Series 9 is the Double Tap functionality, allowing users to control apps without having to touch the screen. With a simple 2-inch movement, users can perform various actions such as answering or ending calls, pausing music, and more. Moreover, Siri integration with Health has been improved, making it easier to access health data. The ability to locate the iPhone has also been enhanced, while the inclusion of NameDrop allows for seamless usage, similar to the iPhone.
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 also comes with the SiP S9, boasting a display brightness of 3,000 nits. Its new Modular Ultra face can be customized for sports and outdoor adventures, with an added Action button for ease of control. The notable Double Tap feature is also present in the Apple Watch Ultra 2, mirroring the functionality of the Apple Watch Series 9.
Both the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 are carbon-neutral products, a first for Apple. The company strives to minimize carbon emissions in the manufacturing process, as well as offsetting any remaining emissions through the purchase of credits.