A week earlier, Apple introduced the fifth generation of the Apple Watch, the main change of which was a constantly working display, as well as a built-in compass and 32 gigabytes of memory. As it turned out, the company did not install the new processor in the watch.
This was announced by 9to5Mac developer Steve Troughton-Smith, having studied the latest build of Xcode. According to him, the Apple Watch Series 5 has the same processor as the Series 4: it is identical in performance, but comes with a built-in compass and a new display controller on the substrate.
According to Steve, the owners of the fourth-generation Apple Watch will definitely appreciate this decision, who can be sure that watchOS 6 will work as fast and smoothly on their watches as on the new model.
Probably, the use of last year’s chip is due to the fact that Apple did not plan to show a new generation of smart watches this year, as several sources have reported several times. In fact, AW S5 is a modified version of Series 4 and a reason to raise sales of the “old” Series 3, the price of which the company lowered to $ 200.