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Apple's Watch Series 10 Might Be Thinner Than Ever

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Apple's Watch Series 10 has long rumored to deliver an overhauled exterior, with one of those changes being a thinner build compared to the Watch Series 9 (review). A new report has surfaced, shedding light on how Apple could achieve this feat in its 10th generation Watch Series.

A thinner Apple smartwatch?

According to news outlet DigiTimes, chatter within Apple's supply chain points to the iPhone manufacturer incorporating RCC or Resin Coated Copper technology in the Watch Series 10's motherboard.

As described by the source, the adoption of RCC will remove the drilling process as it ditches the use of fiberglass in the logic or main board. This would result in more compact internal components housed within the device. As for Apple, this might result in a thinner and lighter Watch Series 10  assuming it uses the new tech.

The Apple Watch Series 9's brightness can now be dialled down all the way to just 1 nit.
Up to 1 nit brightness: The display of the Apple Watch 9 can now also be darker. / © nextpit

This is not the first time we've heard of Apple taking advantage of such technology. Back in 2023, notable leaker and consultant Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned Apple intended to use RCC in the iPhones. However, it added that this will only be ready in the iPhone 17 and not this year's iPhone 16 due to additional testing.

All-new Apple Watch design not seen in years

Besides shedding some fat, the Watch Series 10 is rumored to feature a new design that is notably different from existing Apple watches. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman also chimed in on how the Watch Series 10 could arrive with a new band mechanism and a blood pressure monitoring function limited to high/low alerts.

There was also chatter concerning the Watch Series 10 being renamed to the Watch X to align itself with the 10th anniversary of the Apple Watch. However, there has been no concrete evidence to support this rebranding effort yet.

As for the launch of the Watch Series 10, Apple is expected to unveil the smartwatch alongside the Watch Ultra 3 later this fall. The most plausible date would fall in September as the iPhone 16 will also be unveield.

In addition to a new design and thinner form factor, what else do you wish to see from Apple's next-generation smartwatch? Should Apple add 'Ultra' features to its standard watch range? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Via: MacRumors Source: DigiTimes

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Jade Bryan

Jade Bryan
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I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

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