Apple Announces Apple Watch Ultra 2 [Latest Updates]
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is the company’s newest flagship smartwatch. The design of the Ultra 2 appears to be very identical to that of the first-generation Apple Watch Ultra, implying that the most substantial update is on the inside.
Like the new Series 9, the Ultra 2 will be powered by Apple’s new S9 SiP, which has a four-core neural engine and a second-generation ultra wideband location chip. This will enable new sophisticated capabilities such as on-device Siri processing (for accessing data from the Health app) and more precise location monitoring. The neural engine will improve dictation accuracy by “up to 25%.”
On the outside, the watch boasts an updated display from the previous Ultra model, rated for 3,000 nits, which is 50% brighter than the first Ultra and, according to Apple, the brightest display ever seen on an Apple Watch.
When the smartphone is in low-power mode, Apple claims that it will last 72 hours. It may be used for recreational scuba diving as deep as 40 meters as well as free diving, and the Depth app now maintains session logs.
While the Ultra’s hardware has been improved, watchOS 10, which introduces widgets, revamped app iconography, and new mapping and cycling features to the watch interface, will be the largest update for Apple Watch users this year. Modular Ultra, a new watchface, will employ the display’s outer edge “to present real-time data, such as seconds, altitude, or depth.” A new double-tap gesture will make it easier for consumers to start and stop phone calls.
The Ultra 2 is now available for preorder for $799 and will ship on September 22nd. Apple unveiled the new watch as part of their “Wonderlust” launch event at Apple Park in Cupertino. Apple Watch Series 9 and the less expensive SE were both updated.