With so many rumors about the iPhone 9, iPhone 12 or the 14-inch MacBook Pro sometimes we forget that Apple Watch they are also updated every year. 9to5mac reflects a filtration made by The Verifier and iUpdate teams, who claim that Apple would be developing a fingerprint sensor for future watch models.
In Cupertino’s secret laboratories there would be two possibilities on the table right now: integrate a TouchID sensor in the digital crown or integrate it on the screen in a similar way to what we have been hearing in the rumors of future iPhone for months. In both cases, the Apple Watch would follow the same path as the iPhone when the 5s model arrived: from entering an unlock code to using our fingers.
Rumors of sleep monitoring and blood oxygen measurement corroborated
Touch ID, however, would not arrive with the ‘Apple Watch Series 6’ that are scheduled to launch next fall. It’s something that is raised for the 2021 generation of the watch, the ‘Series 7’ that are still too far away to be able to debate on them.
As for more immediate functions, it seems that we will see the arrival of functions such as sleep monitoring or blood oxygen measurement in the Apple Watch Series 6. The first feature would be one of the novelties of watchOS 7, which would come with some changes in the design of its interface.
The source also puts us in the background: it is very likely that watchOS 7 is no longer compatible with Apple Watch Series 2. Only Series 3, 4 and 5 could run that system due to hardware limitations, and Series 2, 1 and the original generation would be left out. These will be details that we can confirm in June, when Apple celebrates its WWDC.