The Apple Watch hasn’t received a radical design upgrade in a long time. The Series 6 Watch that Apple is expected to unveil at its Time Flies event will reportedly retain the same old design with only minor changes. The iPhone 12 series, which has been delayed by a few weeks, would come with the same old 60Hz refresh rate. Most Android vendors are already offering 90Hz or 120Hz display on their flagship phones. Apple is keeping both the Apple Watch Series 7 design overhaul and the iPhone 13 120Hz display for 2021.
Design changes kept for the Apple Watch Series 7
According to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Apple Watch Series 6 won’t bring a new design. People hoping for a redesigned Series 6 are going to be disappointed. But the device will bring plenty of internal changes. If you want a redesigned Apple Watch, you’d want to wait for the next year’s model.
Apple also owns a patent for integrating the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in a smartwatch. Only time will tell whether the Touch ID will be added to the Series 6 or Series 7 Watch. The biometric security feature would be a worthy upgrade.
iPhone 13 to get the 120Hz display
Apple was planning to offer the 120Hz refresh rate on the iPhone 12 series. But the tech giant has been struggling with the feature. The 120Hz display would consume a lot of battery power, which could reduce the battery life on iPhone 12 series. So, the iPhone 12 would likely stick to the 60Hz display.
According to Kuo, the next year’s iPhone 13 would use a new LPTO display technology. It would reduce power consumption at 120Hz refresh rate.
The analyst has also added that the 2021 iPhones would completely ditch the charging cables and holes. The iPhone 13 line would rely entirely on wireless charging and wireless earphones. Whether you want to charge your phone or stream music, you’ll be able to do it wirelessly. The device is still about a year away, and a lot could change between now and September 2021.