Apple Watch Series 9 to include new S9 processor
Apple’s next-generation Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Series 9, is expected to bring significant speed improvements over current-generation models with the introduction of an all-new S9 processor, up from the S6 chip that first launched in 2020.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who wrote in his weekly “Power On” newsletter on Sunday, the new Apple Watch lineup is expected to include three tiers: the 41- and 45-millimeter Series 9 models, as well as a second-generation Apple Watch Ultra.
There isn’t a new Apple Watch SE coming this year, as the model is on a two-year upgrade cycle and was refreshed in 2022.
Gurman says all of this year’s models will get a fairly sizable performance bump thanks to the new S9 processor. This marks the first time since the S6 chip launched in 2020 — with the Apple Watch Series 6 — that the lineup gets significant speed improvements.