TF International Securities' Ming-Kuo Kuo tells investors that the Apple Watch Series 6 will offer faster performance and better water resistance. In addition, the upcoming Apple Watch will provide enhanced wireless transmission for faster Wi-Fi and cellular speeds.
Kuo, known for accurately predicting future Apple product releases, predicts that Apple will likely switch to liquid crystal polymer or LCP material for flexible circuit boards at the upcoming Apple Watch due to be released by the end of 2020. Series 5 or earlier use a material called Polyimide or Pi. Kuo's investor note was reviewed by MacRumors.
Liquid crystal polymer or LCP is essentially a low cost organic flexible material with electrical properties that is useful for things like motherboard and antenna interconnections. As noted by Apple insiderLCP has a low resistance that makes it useful for small connection points between components. Kuo states that Dongshan Precision, Avary Holding and Flexium Interconnect will be the main suppliers of LCP.
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We don't know much about the Apple Watch Series 6 yet, but earlier rumors claim that the next Apple Watch could receive microLEDs, a slimmer, lighter design and the ability to track sleep. The Apple Watch Series 6 will likely be released later next year, along with the iPhone 12. It will be powered by watchOS 7, which will be announced at WWDC 2020. Through leaks and rumors, the 6 Series will be the most exciting Apple Watch.