Aside from the iPhone 11, perhaps the next most anticipated gadget that people are expecting this year from Apple is the Apple Watch Series 5.
The Apple Watch is considered to be one of the best-selling gadgets the Cupertino giant has in its lineup. According to a report, Apple Watch and AirPods sales already reached an impressive $5.5 billion in revenue for the months of April to June 2019 — that’s a 48 percent increase compared to the same time last year.
If that’s not enough, the International Data Corporation also estimated that Apple sold roughly 13 million wearable devices between January and March 2019. For context, Counterpoint Research said that this equates to Apple shipping one in three smartwatches around the world for the first quarter.
The reason for the lineup’s success could be the Apple Watch’s excellent features that include the life-saving ECG feature, which became available to several countries in the last few months. The positive numbers show that the Apple Watch Series 5, which is expected to be launched in September this year would perform similarly in terms of sales.
But what new features can the Apple Watch 5 have that will make it more appealing than the excellent Series 4? There are a number of promising possibilities.
First, we already know that the Cupertino giant is coming up with a smartwatch that’ll aid people with hearing problems. Through a watchOS 6 feature, which is expected to power the next Apple Watch, users can expect the Noise App that is said to give users a warning when the noise in certain places are too loud. There’s also the Cycles App that is reportedly designed to help women who need to track their menstrual cycle for fertility purposes. The app is expected to be part of the new watchOS, so this could also be available in other Apple Watch models, too.
Aside from these two features, some analysts also believe that there’s a possibility for the Apple Watch 5 to have some nifty and productive functions, such as a way to help users track and locate lost Apple devices, like iPhones and AirPods, using the gadget’s Bluetooth connection.
According to a report, the technology was first heard via a company called Tile, which also uses Bluetooth tech to help track valuable gadgets. In the Apple Watch, users can be alerted that they left their iPhone or AirPods by checking out a fading Bluetooth signal. This function, however, is simply part of a “wish list” at the moment, but we won’t be surprised if it does become available in the future.
The Apple Watch Series 5 is also expected to have better battery life and perhaps most groundbreaking of all is an independent App Store that will be made available once the watchOS 6 launches.