With Apple Watch 2 rumored to arrive alongside the iPhone 7 lineup, TSMC is marking its own effects that will make the upcoming wearable faster and more efficient compared to its predecessor.
Apple Watch 2 SoC To Be Manufactured On The 16nm FinFET Architecture From TSMC – Battery Life Expected To Be Severely Improved Thanks To This
The Apple S1 was an integrated chipset found inside the company’s first ever wearable. Manufactured by Samsung on the 28nm architecture, and running at a maximum speed of 520MHz, complaints were found from the device regarding its battery life. With its successor inbound, possibly during the month of September, it looks like Apple S2 is going to be manufactured on the 16nm FinFET architecture courtesy of TSMC, which will allow the processor to run at a much higher maximum clock speed while maintaining a healthy battery life.
The wearable is also said to feature a One Glass Solution instead of a Glass on Glass solution, and here’s the most accurate description concerning the two terms. The One Glass Solution tech effectively eliminates one of the layers of glass from a traditional Glass on Glass display (which possesses two pieces of glass), and replacing it with a single layer with a thinner material. This switch could allow Apple to gain a small amount of space, would could allow the tech giant to make the necessary efforts to incorporate a larger cell while reducing the thickness and weight of the wearable at the same time.
As for the other features, Apple Watch 2 could come running the company’s customized watchOS 3, which covers a variety of updates and brings about brand new features in order to simplify the experience. Another attribute belonging to Apple Watch 2 that will improve battery life is the incorporation of MicroLEDs. While incorporating MicroLED displays inside a wearable is going to be quite expensive, it possesses more than its fair share of advantages, which have been listed below:
- Richer colors
- Faster refresh rates
- Lowered power consumption
- Thinner size
These are the famous attributes of MicroLED displays that will compel Apple to incorporate such a display. Additionally, Apple is most likely going to partner with the likes of Samsung and LG to mass produce the company’s OLED screens in order to enter a better negotiation deal for acquiring an abounding number of OLED displays. Now, it appears that a variant of this particular display technology is going to be ported to the Apple Watch successor.
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