DIGiTimes reports that ASE Technology, one of Apple’s suppliers, is preparing to apply its system packaging technology to at least two Apple Watch smartwatches and third-generation AirPods real wireless headphones. Earlier this week, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Debby Wu reported on the new Apple Watch product line, which includes successors to Series 5/Series 3, which will focus on the low-cost fitness tracker market.
As a tradition, Apple typically launches new Apple Watch smartwatches in September along with a new generation of iPhone smartphones. However, due to a number of factors, this year’s Series 6 may be delayed until October.
Rumor has it that the new Apple Watch will use an S6 chip to improve performance and expand health tracking features such as oxygen monitoring, as well as faster Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity.
As for the third-generation AirPods, the report gives the same timeline as Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known Apple analyst, for release in the first half of 2021. The new headphones are said to follow the AirPods Pods’ form factor, with an in-ear design and a shorter touch bar.
Finally, apple is rumoured to be rolling out several other products, including the 10.8-inch iPad Air, which is expected to upgrade a narrow-border display similar to the iPad Pro.
There are also smaller HomePod smart speakers, headsets, new Apple TV set-top boxes, and AirTags smart find labels.
Unfortunately, the world is still facing a health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. So even if some new products are available by the end of 2020, the final date is uncertain.