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Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 7 this week and highlighted some of the top features. While Apple focused on the new display and new Watch faces, others were digging deeper to find out more about the next-generation wearable from Apple.
The Apple Watch Series 7 made its official debut this week, but the Watch won’t land in the hands of consumers until later this fall. Apple was brief on details, and for a good reason.
The Watch Series 7 ships with Apple’s S7 chipset, which shares the same basic internals as the S6 chip in the Apple Watch Series 6.
Apple didn’t make performance claims for the Apple Watch 7, suggesting that the Series 6 and the Series 7 offer a similar experience.
Apple likely renamed the chip to the S7 due to potential changes in power utilization that’ll manage battery life while powering the slightly larger display.
This isn’t the first time Apple made minor tweaks to a processor and then changed its name. The S5 chipset in the Apple Watch Series 5 is the same CPU as the S4 chipset. The only change was the addition of a gyroscope in the S5 chipset.
One thing Apple did boast about was the fast charging capability of the Apple Watch Series 7.
- The Series 7 can charge enough in 8 minutes to power the battery for 8 hours.
- It also can reach 80 percent capacity in a mere 45 minutes.
Apple is shipping the Watch Series 7 with a new USB-C magnetic fast charging cable to facilitate this fast charging.
The Apple Watch Series 7 also ships with 32GB of internal storage – the exact amount Apple included on the Apple Watch Series 6 and the budget Watch SE model.
Other tidbits include support for Bluetooth 5.0, Chinese GPS Beidou, and the same U1 location chip found in the Series 6 and iPhone 12.
[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]