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

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.


A preview of the upcoming report:
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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3 weeks ago
I'm happy with my Series 4 and will likely wait until Series 6 to upgrade.
Rating: 6 Votes
3 weeks ago
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.
Rating: 5 Votes
3 weeks ago
The Series 6 will give us a new CPU and be worth an upgrade for Series 4 users. If they can add blood glucose levels that would be another knock it out of the park addition to the Watch.
Rating: 4 Votes
3 weeks ago
I have a feeling that the Series 6 will be a pretty big update for the Apple Watch.
Rating: 3 Votes
3 weeks ago
Very happy with my S4, more medical “features” would make S6 very attractive
Rating: 2 Votes
3 weeks ago
I'll also be upgrading my Series 4 to the 6 when it releases.
Rating: 2 Votes
3 weeks ago
I just hope for complete independence from an iPhone, including a separate independent cellular connection
Rating: 2 Votes
3 weeks ago
If they can add noninvasive blood glucose monitoring I will definitely upgrade my Series 4. I hate having to prick my finger :(
Rating: 2 Votes
3 weeks ago


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.
Rating: 1 Votes
3 weeks ago
still haven't joined the apple watch team. 5 didn't impress enough, but perhaps 6 might)
Rating: 1 Votes

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