S1 vs S1P vs S2?

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  1. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    In the keynote, Apple said they are upping the "series 1" watches with dual core. I thought it means both series 1 and series 2 will run the S2, but apparently series 1 is running an S1P.
    Does anybody know the details yet? Like how the S1P is "better" than the old S1?
     
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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  3. pika2000 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Did you mean the S1P has better CPU and GPU than the S1? So what's the difference between the S1P and S2? Just the GPS?
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    S1p is just a dual core s1 chip

    S2 has faster gfx and gps
     
  5. pika2000 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ah ok. So it will be interesting how much better is the S1P against the S1.
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    50% faster and gfx with the dedicated core is twice as fast.
     
  7. pika2000 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks. It makes me thing the Series 1 to be more attractive for those not needing complete water immersion resistant and GPS.
     
  8. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Honestly I swim with my watch, go to water parks and shower with it daily without any issues.
     
  9. NeilHD macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking the exact same thing. I might pick up an S1 for the lower price rather, as the S2 doesn't seem to add much that I'd use.
     
  10. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    S1P also has the upgraded GPU.
    From the Apple PR:
     
  11. ftaok macrumors 601

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    I thought the S1P was basically an S2 without the GPS.
     
  12. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    We're going to have to wait for Chipworks to do a teardown of the S2....there are dozens of system integrated into Apple's SiP designs and (to me anyway) it was telling that their visualizations didn't do a complete breakdown of the package and instead just highlighted the ISP and CPU. I'm expecting a massive difference in chips between the two.

    Can't wait!
     
  13. Henriok macrumors regular

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    Remember that the S family of devices are the name of the complete package, including accelerometers, power management, RAM, storage, CPU, wireless processors, biometrics processing and so forth. We don't know the name of the _processor_ part in S1, but Apple says that the GPU och CPU are the same in the S2 and S1P. So the rationale of the naming is not dependent o the components inside the packade but what product is using it: S1 and S1P is used in versions of the Apple Watch 1.. S2 is used in Apple Watch 2.
    I think that the S1P is essentially a stripped down version of the S2, without components controlling features unique to the Apple Watch 2.. i.e. the GPS.
     
  14. frou macrumors regular

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    I wonder which Apple Watch is or will be the first to have a 64bit (aka ARMv8) CPU.
     

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