Oximeter on Apple Watch

Rumors: Apple Watch will have Touch ID; older models will not receive watchOS 7

Earlier this week, the Israeli website The Verifier released, in partnership with the YouTube channel iUpdate, some rumors regarding the upcoming Apple TV and tvOS 14. Because today the two vehicles have come together again – this time, to share some possibilities about a future Apple Watch It’s from watchOS 7.

Touch ID?

The first rumor, obtained through sources close to the subject heard by the The Verifier, is somewhat surprising: apparently, the Apple would be studying ways to introduce the Touch ID in a future version of the Apple Watch.

According to sources heard by the website, Apple would be considering two ways to do this: the first would be to place a small fingerprint reader on the Digital Crown, while the second would involve adding the reader to the watch’s own screen.

Both options pose challenges: the surface of the Digital Crownafter all, it is already used for ECG, while the introduction of digital readers under the screen is a first for Apple – while other manufacturers have embraced the technology for a long time, Apple continues to favor facial recognition technologies .

Anyway, it is better that we wait seated: according to the report, the novelty is still in the study phase and may not be ready for the clock to be presented this year – staying, therefore, for the “Apple Watch Series 7”, probably in 2021.

Still, Touch ID would be a great new feature for Watch – especially considering that the gadget currently has no biometric identification method.

It is worth noting that the The Verifier also shared possible features of the “Apple Watch Series 6”, to be launched this year. According to sources, the watch will not bring much visual differences, but will be equipped with Wi-Fi 6 is bigger battery.

watchOS 7

Oximeter on Apple Watch

The report also brought possible news expected for watchOS 7. Some of them were already “known”: the sources corroborated that the future version of the system will bring features for monitoring sleep and measuring the level of oxygen in the blood – both probably exclusive to the future device model.

In addition, the article points to improvements in Siri and a visual renewal of the system, although there are no more specificities regarding these statements.

Information, on the other hand, should come as a bucket of cold water for older watch owners: according to sources, watchOS 7 no will be compatible with Apple Watch Series 2 – therefore, the Series 1 I would also be left out, considering that both have the same processor.


via 9to5Mac