Foxconn and Compal Will Reportedly Assemble 'Apple Watch Series 6' Models Next Year

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Foxconn and Compal Electronics have obtained orders to assemble 2020 models of the Apple Watch, which would be Series 6 models if Apple sticks to its naming scheme, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes. The report adds that Luxshare Precision will likely take orders for older Apple Watch models.


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Compal, Foxconn land orders for next-gen Apple Watch:
Compal Electronics and Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) have obtained orders for the 2020 series of Apple Watch, while China-based Luxshare ICT will likely take orders for old-generation Apple Watch devices, according to industry sources.
This news follows another DigiTimes report that claimed Quanta Computer will likely stop assembling the Apple Watch in 2020 due to alleged "profit concerns." Quanta has been a primary Apple Watch manufacturer since 2015.

Apple Watch Series 6 rumors are still slim, but it has been reported that Apple has a team of biomedical engineers working on a method for non-invasively monitoring blood glucose levels using optical sensors, technology that could potentially make its way into the Apple Watch at some point in the future.

MacRumors also discovered references to sleep tracking on the Apple Watch being developed internally, with Bloomberg claiming the functionality could be released in 2020 if testing is successful. Apple accidentally mentioned an unreleased Sleep app for watchOS in an App Store screenshot earlier this month.

Rumors suggest 2020 could also be the year the Apple Watch gets a MicroLED display, and if true, Series 6 models could potentially have thinner, brighter, and more power efficient displays compared to current OLED models.

Apple just released Series 5 models in September, with key new features including an always-on display, a new Compass app, international emergency calling on cellular models, 32GB of internal storage, and new titanium and ceramic casing options. Series 6 models would likely arrive in September 2020.

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tridley68

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My series 4 seems to be doing ok but i will definately be getting the series 6 when it drops
 

Relentless Power

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So, Quanta as a supplier is out then, allegedly. Anyways, having more than one supplier is definitely a good thing, especially how strained the Apple Watch usually is every year with certain models. Series 6 I suspect will offer more health upgrades, but what I like about the Apple Watch, is we really don’t know what to expect with upgrades, being leaks are far more minimal with the Apple Watch versus the iPhone. The Watch usually has the ‘surprise’ factor.
 
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Rychiar

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Been waiting on Micro LED since the series 3. what's the hold up? I'd think the cost woulda come down by now. I couldn't believe Samsung made The Wall TV before such screens were even put in tiny devices
 

JPack

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Been waiting on Micro LED since the series 3. what's the hold up? I'd think the cost woulda come down by now. I couldn't believe Samsung made The Wall TV before such screens were even put in tiny devices
Because it's much harder to make small micro LED. Making a large TV is an easy first step. When you shrink LED, the light output decreases.

We will see micro LED in MacBook and iPad before Watch.
 

DotCom2

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I'm on a Series 3 so I will deff be going to the 6. Especially if this rumor holds true.
 

Relentless Power

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why do you need to upgrade after just two years? Don’t encourage them.
No one needs ‘encouraging’, not when the Apple Watch is the most dominant smart watch on the planet right now for obvious reasons. Wearables is on fire, and Apple is recruiting more users every day being they put out the best possible product over the competitors.
 

jz0309

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to extend on my previous comments, I'd love to see noninvasive glucose monitoring and the day that is available, I'm in. I'm not holding my breath that will be in S6, while it would be a wonderful feature, I do not believe it will be integrated into the watch (like ECG), there is a premium that people will pay just for that feature, so it's either an option or maybe there will be a smart band. but who knows ... I don't care so much about non-health related improvements (eg microLED), I'd probably keep my S4 for another year ...
 

Relentless Power

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Have never had an Apple Watch. Should I get a Series 5 or wait for Series 6?
Since you’ve never owned an Apple Watch, I would just dive in and go straight for the Series 5. I mean, why wait? The series 6 is another year out, and we don’t necessarily know what it has to offer quite yet, nor do we know specifically when it will launch either. If this is your first Apple Watch, take advantage of the 14 days and see if it’s for you. But I think you’ll find out through the health measures, notifications, LTE option, ‘always on display’, the band pairing customization is endless, the list goes on. You won’t regret it.
 
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Eorlas

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Happy with my series 4 right now, 5 hasn't added anything I miss.

Blood glucose tracking would make it a day one purchase for me though - and I suspect it would massively increase the adoption rate too, given the current alternatives.
i saw an s5 last night, and it looks pretty enough but it doesnt have enough difference to warrant a move up from the s4 IMO. s0 - > s4 was awesome. s4 - > s6 might not be as groundbreaking unless these rumors are true.

i havent kept up too much, but is there a way to do bg levels non invasively?
 

fmcshan

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I was originally planning on upgrading my series 3 watch this year, but I'm still happy with mine and it works perfectly. I'm going to wait until series 6 because series 5 provided only incremental upgrades. Hopefully sleep tracking is finally released in 2020. We're ready for it Apple!