The Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE were the brand’s main debuts in September 2020, until the iPhone 12 series arrived a month later. As a result, it is doubtful that Apple would miss the September deadline for a new watch.
Furthermore, alleged Apple Watch Series 7 clones have been found online, indicating a fresh design, Apple’s first design for wearables since the Apple Watch Series 4 was released in 2018. The clones have a new design language that contrasts the earlier Apple Watch models’ curved bodies with a flat display and significantly flatter sides. This hints at the design language of the
iPhone 12 series with all flat sides.
The display is expected to be somewhat larger than the existing Series 6 panels, and the casings will be slightly larger as well, with each model getting a 1mm increase to 41mm and 45mm, respectively. Last week, unconfirmed leaked photos showed the same 41mm and 45mm sizes. According to Gurman, Apple will provide a variety of different watch faces to take advantage of the larger screen. We could see a lot more watch faces in the upcoming Apple WatchOS.
However, no big health-related enhancements are expected this year, but Apple “may” incorporate a body-temperature sensor in next year’s model. Aside from the design, Apple is anticipated to improve the next Apple Watch’s internal specs. A speedier CPU within the watch is one of the expected upgrades thus far. As we get closer to the debut, more official details on the Apple Watch Series 7 may emerge.
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