Maintaining Tradition: The Apple Watch X May Stick To Familiar Ground

Apple’s Plans for Future Apple Watch May Not Include Major Innovations

Apple recently unveiled the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra 2, but these latest additions to the lineup seem to offer only incremental improvements over their predecessors. Those who were anticipating a groundbreaking redesign for the upcoming Apple Watch X, which marks the tenth anniversary of the series, might be in for a disappointment.

Ming-Chi Kuo, a renowned Apple analyst and leaker, has shared insights that suggest the 2024 Apple Watch may not feature significant innovative advancements. Additionally, Kuo indicated that the watch would not be adopting microLED technology for its display and would not include blood glucose monitoring.

The statement, though somewhat vague, leaves room for interpretation. It could imply that there will be a standard Apple Watch model with minimal changes, while Apple might be planning to reserve the more exciting updates for a different model, positioned below the Apple Watch Ultra.

Kuo suggests that the introduction of microLED displays and blood glucose monitoring might happen in the Apple Watch Series 11, slated for a 2025 release, depending on the progress of the technology.

This latest report contradicts previous expectations raised by Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, who suggested that an Apple Watch X might be launched in 2024. It was rumored to feature a redesigned magnetic strap mechanism for the watch. Additionally, Apple was reported to be working on microLED displays and blood pressure monitoring technology, although these innovations were not directly tied to the Apple Watch X’s release.

It’s worth noting that both Ming-Chi Kuo and Mark Gurman have previously made incorrect predictions about Apple Watch releases. For instance, they both expected a flat-display Apple Watch Series 7, which never materialized.

More recently, Kuo’s assertion that the iPhone 15 Pro’s overheating issues were related to its titanium build materials turned out to be inaccurate. The problem was identified as an iOS 17 bug and was resolved through a software update without affecting the device’s performance.

As we await further details about the Apple Watch Series 10 or Apple Watch X, it’s clear that Apple’s plans for the future of its smartwatch lineup remain uncertain.

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