Apple Watch Series 7 May Feature Smaller Double-Sided S7 Chip

Apple Watch Series 7 could feature a smaller "S7" chip, potentially providing more space for a larger battery or other components.

Apple Watch 7 Unreleased Feature
According to a paywalled preview of a DigiTimes report accessed by MacRumors, next-generation Apple Watch models will adopt double-sided System in Package (SiP) packaging from Taiwanese supplier ASE Technology.

On its website, ASE Technology confirms that its double-sided technology allows for module miniaturization, paving the way for a smaller "S7" chip.

Apple Watch Series 7 models are expected to be released in September, in line with the past several generations of the device. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and Debby Wu previously reported that Apple has tested thinner display bezels and a new lamination technique that brings the display closer to the front cover. The next Apple Watch could also feature a new flat-edged design and a new green color option, according to leaker Jon Prosser.

Advanced health features like body temperature sensing and blood glucose monitoring have also been rumored for a future Apple Watch, but these features are considered unlikely to be ready for Series 7 models this year.

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macsplusmacs Avatar
39 months ago
I'm on a 4.

This is my upgrade year.


(But I wish it would come with a blood sugar monitor this year though)
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sean.don18 Avatar
39 months ago
I work in healthcare and if Apple can add glucose monitoring that proves to be highly accurate and precise then nearly every Type 1 diabetic would purchase one. There's a few non-invasive ones today but they're either not accurate, have to be replaced a couple times a month or both. I'm not diabetic but would love to still be able to track my glucose levels.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
emmab2006 Avatar
39 months ago
Looking forward to the M1 Watch, all the power of a Macbook..... In A Watch.. MIND BLOWN.... ( sarcasm)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ian87w Avatar
39 months ago
Waiting for Kuo to open his mouth. Can't really take Prosser seriously.
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cmaier Avatar
39 months ago
why is anyone excited about a smaller chip package? why would that be a reason you all need to say "well that's exciting! i must upgrade this year!"
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
39 months ago
This year will be my first Apple Watch.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)