20 July 2021
Update: June 30, 2021
A new report from Economic Daily News citing industry sources has surfaced that states the Apple Watch Series 7 will get a bigger battery capacity. This is said to be due to the S7 processor that has a smaller footprint, hence this allows Apple to accommodate more room for more battery.
The report states, Apple would opt for a larger battery capacity this time around and new sensors might be integrated into the 2022 model. The report reiterates that the Apple Watch Series 7 is tipped to adopt supply chain operator ASE’s double-sided system-in-package (SiP) to reduce the size of the processor. Apart from the larger battery the report also says that the Apple Watch Series 7 will get a change in design. It may get a narrow frame, a flat-edged case similar to iPhone 12.
Original Post (June 14, 2021)
A new report on Apple’s next major smartwatch has surfaced that talks about the design changes and gives away a few under-the-hood details.
Last month, a notable YouTuber and sometimes a tipster shared some renderings of the alleged Apple Watch Series 7 and hinted at the design changes. Today, the report from Bloomberg is talking about those changes, though quite briefly.
According to the report, Apple Watch Series 7 is likely to have thinner display bezel borders and a “new lamination technique that brings the display closer to the front cover.” The report goes on to state that the new Watch is likely to be slightly thicker overall, “but not in a way that’s noticeable to the user.”
The report further states the Watch Series 7 will get a faster processor and improved wireless connectivity. It will also have ultra-wideband functionality, the same underlying technology that is found in Apple’s AirTag as well. The report states the Watch Series 7, however, is not going to have “additional” health sensors as these are meant for its successor.
Gurman also states in the report that some unique features that have been announced with the latest watchOS 8 will debut on Watch Series 7. Features like the ability to unlock doors and hotel rooms will debut the forthcoming watch models.
The report also states that the blood sugar sensor that is rumored to come in 2022 is unlikely to come in the slated year. In fact, the report states the function is unlikely to be ready for commercial launch for several more years.
Gurman also revises one of the reports he previously made in which it was stated that Apple was working on a more rugged “extreme sports” model of the Apple Watch and that it could launch as soon as this year. However, Gurman now states that this model won’t arrive until 2022.