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Apple Watch Series 9 Rumors: Will It Get a Blood Glucose Monitor?

There will most likely be a new Apple Watch soon. Here is the latest information about its release date, cost, and new features.

We anticipate seeing further new products this year in addition to the iPhone 15. In 2023, the Apple Watch Series 8’s successor is also anticipated to be available. Despite a sluggish start, Apple has been the undisputed ruler of smartwatches for years. We anticipate the release of the Apple Watch Series 9, the company’s newest iteration of its renowned timepiece, in 2023.

An always-on display was added to the Apple Watch in 2019, blood oxygen monitoring was added in 2020, a larger display was added in 2021, and temperature sensing was added in 2022.

Yet given that Apple rearranged its smartwatch selection last year with the launch of the opulent Apple Watch Ultra and the second-generation Apple Watch SE, an incremental improvement is more likely to occur this year. There aren’t many rum ours floating around right now about the Watch Series 9 (unlike the iPhone 15 series), but we’ll be sure to update this article as soon as we hear anything solid.

New sensors

Noninvasive and continuous blood glucose monitoring is the main new health function anticipated for the Apple Watch, according to a February Bloomberg story. Currently, blood must be drawn from the skin for a blood glucose test. Apple is reportedly looking into a method that uses a silicon photonics chip for a measurement procedure known as optical absorption spectroscopy to assess blood glucose levels without needing blood. According to the report, this method uses laser light to penetrate the skin and measure the body’s glucose levels. Although it appears that significant work has been made towards making this feature a reality, the technology still needs to be scaled down to fit in a wearable device. If Apple succeeds, it may earn a lot of money.

MicroLED display?

Years before the iPhone got an OLED display, the Apple Watch got one, and now there are rumours that it might get another display upgrade before Apple’s smartphones. In-house manufactured MicroLED panels are expected to be used on the upcoming Apple Watch Ultra variant, which may debut as early as 2024, according to a Bloomberg story. Earlier speculations suggested that a MicroLED Apple Watch might debut in 2023. This is another another attempt by Apple to lessen its dependency on third-party technology suppliers, in this case Samsung and LG, as it works to produce more components independently.

MicroLED, which should not be confused with Mini-LED, is hailed as the next significant advancement in OLED display technology. Its name comes from the millions of extraordinarily small pixels that directly produce the image. Getting those pixels (and screens) tiny enough is the key obstacle to widespread adoption. MicroLED has greater brightness than OLED, equally ideal black levels, and no risk of burn-in.

Release date and price

Every year since the Apple Watch’s introduction, Apple has introduced a new generation. If the firm continues with tradition, the Apple Watch Series 9 and the iPhone 15 series will likely be released in the fall of 2023.

Regarding the Apple Watch Series 9’s initial pricing, there are also no leaks. Nonetheless, prices have stayed stable for a while now, at least in the US, and we anticipate that this trend will continue in 2023. The price of the Apple Watch Series 8 is $399.

What we expect

The Apple Watch Series 9 is anticipated to have all the features the Watch Series 8 has. An always-on display, as well as different size and finish options, are among these features. Moreover, compatibility for Watches 10 and an improved processor, most likely the S9, are anticipated for the Watch Series 9. Hopefully, the battery life will also be improved, as it wasn’t with the Watch 8.