Apple is expected to hold its traditional fall presentation in September. Its main theme will be a new generation of smartphones called iPhone 13. And together with the heirs of the iPhone 12, the company should present other products at the event, including a new model of branded smart watches Apple Watch, which will now be discussed. If you, like us, are waiting for the release of the next generation of Apple Watch, then you probably can’t wait to find out what characteristics it will have. That is why we at the editorial office of Gadgetpage.ru decided to collect in one article all the information currently known about the heirs of the Apple Watch Series 6.
There is no doubt that Apple will stick to its familiar naming scheme this year. This means that the next generation of Apple branded smartwatches will hit the market under the name Apple Watch Series 7.
Insiders claim that this year Apple will increase the size of the Apple Watch for the first time since the Apple Watch Series 4 launched in 2018. Apple Watch Series 7 will be offered in two sizes: 41 and 45 mm instead of 40 and 44 mm for previous generations. Increasing the size of the case, coupled with a decrease in the side bezels, will increase the size of the Apple Watch displays, which means that even more information will fit on the watch screen.
According to rumors, the display size of the 45mm model of the seventh generation Apple Watch will be 1.8 inches versus 1.73 inches for the Apple Watch Series 6. The diagonal size of the 41mm model is still unknown.
Along with increasing the size of Apple Watch displays, the manufacturer will reduce the thickness of the case. Apple Watch Series 7 will be approximately 1.7 mm thinner than its predecessors. But that’s not all. Rumor has it that the company plans to increase the number of available body colors by adding a model in a green aluminum case. The Apple Watch Series 7 case itself is undergoing a noticeable redesign. It will receive flat edges similar to the iPhone 12 and iPad Pro and a more compact Digital Crown on the side.
The Apple Watch Series 7 will be based on an updated, reduced-size S7 platform. It will provide increased performance while taking up less space inside the case. The freed up space Apple can use to install a larger battery and other internal components, including the improved UWB chip U1. But the appearance of new sensors, including a module for non-invasive glucose determination, is unlikely this year.
On the software side, Apple Watch Series 7 will run watchOS 8, a dedicated operating system that was unveiled at WWDC 2021 in early summer and is now in beta testing. The firmware will bring several new features, including Focus mode and new controls for smart home and e-wallet controls.
As we said at the beginning, the Apple Watch Series 7 will debut at Apple’s September launch. And it, if the sources are right, will take place on Tuesday, September 14th. Immediately after the announcement, Apple should open accepting pre-orders for the new smartwatch, and they will go on sale along with the iPhone 13 10 days after the event, on Friday, September 24.
The cost of the Apple Watch Series 7 is still under wraps. But given the recent 20 percent price hike for Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC, Apple’s main chip supplier, we wouldn’t be surprised if the new watch costs more than its predecessor.