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New Apple Watch pops up in Bluetooth database

watchOS 10 on Apple Watch Ultra

As the expected Apple Watch Series 9 release date approaches the devices will pop up in more and more databases, with the most recent being the Bluetooth launch studio database.

The database contains a list of devices that release soon, so the Bluetooth Special Interest Group can keep track of devices that use the standard. Specs in the launch studio are light or non-existent, typically, and Friday's entry is no exception.

First spotted by MacRumors, the entries don't disclose any real information about the devices and existing watches. Instead, it is a single listing, talking about a "WatchOS Profile Subsystem 2023."

Apple Watch Series 9 and new Apple Watch Ultra

With the introduction of watchOS 10, you'd expect that Apple would be keen to make changes to the Apple Watch Series 9 to reflect the milestone. However, rumors have repeatedly indicated that the changes won't be that major for the wearable device.

The Series 9 is expected to be offered in 41mm and 45mm size options.

Apple Watch Ultra
Apple Watch Ultra

What is anticipated to be a bigger change is the performance of the S9 chip. After relatively minimal chip improvements in previous models, the S9 is believed to offer a lot more performance by comparison.

An new Apple Watch Ultra is also thought to be on the Apple Watch update roster, but there's not much else to expect other than the chip upgrade at this stage.

A new Apple Watch SE is not expected in 2023.