A smaller “S7” chip could be used in the Apple Watch Series 7, allowing for a larger battery or other components.
According to a DigiTimes story, the next-generation Apple Watch models will use ASE Technology’s double-sided System in Package (SiP) packaging.
ASE Technology affirms on its website that its double-sided technology enables for module shrinking, allowing the “S7” chip to be smaller.
Models of the Apple Watch Series 7 are likely to be released in September, as with previous iterations of the device. Apple has been testing reduced display bezels and a new lamination technology that brings the panel closer to the front cover.
Advanced health capabilities such as body temperature detection and blood glucose monitoring have been rumored for an Apple Watch in the future, but these features are unlikely to be ready for Series 7 versions this year.