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Apple Watch Series 5: A tiny first glimpse into the future

Except for the material, little is expected to change in terms of the Apple 5’s design.
Except for the material, little is expected to change in terms of the Apple 5’s design.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is already letting us in on the details of the upcoming Apple Watch Series 5. Apparently, an expansion of the ECG support feature to include more countries and a return of the ceramic casing is in the cards.
Daniel Puschina,

Smartwatches are currently trending and if the numbers are anything to go by... the trend is not about to fade anytime soon. Thanks to its Apple Watch Series 4 model, Apple was able to solidify its spot as the dominant market leader in terms of wearables. The manufacturer is currently working on a successor, which is where the Apple Watch Series 5 comes in; but what is known about the upcoming model? Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recenty divulged some information on what might be in store:

ECG supports developed for additional countries. New ceramic casing design added. (Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple analyst)

The preexisting ECG function has yielded great results in the Apple Watch 4. The app was previously only allowed in a handful of countries (USA, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam) but Apple plans to roll out the feature to other countries as well. 

Of special interest is Ming Ching Kuo’s mentioning of the ceramic casing on the upcoming model. This casing was previously seen on the expensive Apple Watch Series 2 “edition” models that cost over US$1,300. In the current Apple Watch Series 4 model, the ceramic casing does not encapsulate the entire device but has been delegated to the back of the watch only, providing a surface that is four times harder than stainless steel and scratch resistant. The Series 5 model could presumably see a return to the full ceramic casing of the Series 2 model; however, the design will most likely be based on that of Series 4. 

The Apple Watch Series 5 model is also expected to have an even more powerful processor for the device's clockwork. Additional information on the watch will most likely be available by the fall of 2019 when the watch is presented to the public.

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Daniel Puschina, 2019-03- 2 (Update: 2019-03- 3)
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