Known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that there is no indication of Apple working on the development of an “Apple Watch Ultra 3” within its supply chain. Consequently, Kuo predicts that the probability of a new Apple Watch Ultra launching in 2024 is diminishing.
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Without the release of the Ultra 3 in 2024, it is anticipated that the shipments of the Ultra series will experience a decline of approximately 20-30% in the upcoming year in comparison to 2023. Furthermore, the total number of Apple Watch shipments is projected to decrease by around 10% next year in comparison to the current year, resulting in a total of approximately 35 million units.
If the Apple Watch Ultra is not updated next year, it is probable that Apple requires additional time to develop groundbreaking health management features and resolve concerns associated with micro-LED production, as suggested by Kuo.
Kuo stated that the absence of an official initiation of the Apple Watch Ultra 3 project by December would strongly indicate the unlikelihood of a new Apple Watch Ultra being released in 2024.
Apple在2024年更新新款Apple Watch Ultra的可能性正逐漸降低 / The likelihood of Apple updating the new Apple Watch Ultra in 2024 is decreasinghttps://t.co/7xweNK13hp
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) October 26, 2023
Meanwhile, the latest update to watchOS 10.1 has introduced a new feature to the Apple Watch, expanding its functionality alongside existing gestures like tapping, swiping, raising to wake, and covering to mute. The addition of the double tap gesture proves particularly beneficial in situations where the user’s hands are occupied, such as when walking the dog, cooking, or holding a cup of coffee.
With the double tap gesture, users can now access the Smart Stack from any watch face, allowing users to easily navigate through widgets within the stack. Moreover, one can answer and end phone calls, view messages from notifications, scroll through longer notifications with an additional double tap, reply using dictation, and send messages.
The double tap gesture for Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 is here! 🤏🏼🤏🏼 pic.twitter.com/4WXi3MOPw6
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 25, 2023
Furthermore, the double tap gesture empowers users to pause, resume, and end timers, stop and resume stopwatches, snooze alarms, and control the playback of music, podcasts, and audiobooks.
This remarkable gesture is made possible by the S9 SiP, which is 25 percent more power efficient than its predecessor, and the new 4-core Neural Engine, capable of performing machine learning tasks twice as fast.
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