Waiting for the Apple Watch Ultra 3? We have bad news

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The Apple Watch Ultra 2 adjacent to nan original Apple Watch Ultra.Apple Watch Ultra 2 (left) and nan Apple Watch Ultra Joe Maring / Digital Trends

When Apple released nan Apple Watch Ultra 2 successful September, it was quickly evident that it was astir identical to its predecessor. This suggested Apple had important changes planned for nan wearable instrumentality successful 2024 pinch nan Apple Watch Ultra 3. However, this presumption whitethorn beryllium incorrect. There mightiness not beryllium a caller type of nan Apple Watch Ultra successful 2024 aft all.

According to Apple expert Ming-Chi Kuo, nary activity is presently being done connected nan adjacent Apple Watch Ultra, which is different fixed nan accepted merchandise improvement timeline. However, location could beryllium immoderate sound reasons for this.

Kuo says Apple whitethorn beryllium delaying nan merchandise of nan Apple Watch Ultra 3 to attraction connected processing cutting-edge health-management features and ensuring nan manufacturability of those features. The institution whitethorn besides beryllium taking nan clip to reside nan challenges associated pinch microLED production. It is rumored that nan caller Apple Watches will move to microLED exertion from OLED.

Someone wearing an Apple Watch Ultra 2, showing nan Modular Ultra watch face.Joe Maring / Digital Trends

The expert says if Apple does not merchandise a caller exemplary of Apple Watch Ultra adjacent year, location could beryllium a 20% to 30% diminution successful income of this peculiar exemplary compared to nan erstwhile year. Apple Watch shipments could besides autumn 10% to astir 35 cardinal units.

The Apple Watch Ultra 2 and nan first Apple Watch Ultra, launched successful September 2022, are strikingly similar. In fact, connected nan outside, they are identical. Inside, nan newer exemplary includes nan all-new S9 chipset, which is besides coming successful this year’s Apple Watch Series 9.

The caller S9 spot enables faster Siri capabilities while providing onboard entree to wellness data. Additionally, nan always-on LTPO OLED show now offers a highest brightness of up to 3,000 nits. The erstwhile type provided highest brightness up to 2,000 nits. In lowlight situations, it now dims to 1 nit.

The newer exemplary besides offers double nan onboard retention (64GB), 72 hours of lo- powerfulness mode, and a second-generation Ultra Wideband chip. The Apple Watch Ultra 2 users tin besides utilize nan caller Double Tap feature.

That’s each to opportunity nan Apple Watch Ultra 2 should beryllium a much than tin smartwatch for years to come. Regardless, it will beryllium overseas to person had 2 years of back-to-back Apple Watch Ultra releases and past thing astatine each successful 2024. Only clip will show what really happens, but this is surely thing to support an oculus on.

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Bryan M. Wolfe

Bryan M. Wolfe has complete a decade of acquisition arsenic a exertion writer. He writes astir mobile.

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