15 September 2021
Update: September 6, 2021
A new report from Mark Gurman states reaffirms the Apple Watch Series 7 will launch this month alongside the iPhone 13 lineup. The Apple enthusiast also commented on the supply issue of the smartwatch. As per Gurman, Apple is struggling to produce enough quantities of the Apple Watch Series 7.
Update: September 3, 2021
As per a new report from Bloomberg, the Apple Watch Series 7 has so many different watch faces for different things. The report states these new watch faces have been developed to take advantage of the new display size.
The report even shares the names of these alleged watch faces. There is said to be a new face, dubbed Modular Max that will show information like the day of the week, outside temperature, or quick access to an app. There is an upgrade from the current Inforgraph Modular, which can show only one large complication. One watch face is dubbed Continuum that changes based on the flow of time and the current hour. There is a world time watch face as well. As per the report, Apple is also working on new faces for its Hermes and Nike-branded Apple Watches.
Furthermore, the report states the new screen could go up to 1.9-inch on the larger 45mm model.
UPDATE (September 1st, 2021):
As per fresh reports from Nikkei and Bloomberg, the Apple Watch Series 7 launch is set to get delayed due to production and quality control issues. Apple is said to have opted for drastic design changes and as it began small-sized manufacturing last week, it did not get satisfactory results. It is currently unknown whether Apple will hold a dedicated launch event for the smartwatch or simply announce it alongside the iPhone 13 series but make it available later.
Update: August 30, 2021
A new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reiterates the previous reports stating the Watch Series 7 is going to have a flatter display and edges. The display is said to be slightly larger than the current panels found in Series 6.
Gurman reiterates the previous reports stating the Watch Series 7 is going to have a flatter display and edges. The display is said to be slightly larger than the current panels found in Series 6.
“This year’s watches will come in 41mm and 45mm sizes, up from 40mm and 44mm.” Also, Apple will bundle multiple new watch faces to take advantage of the bigger screen, including an updated Infograph Modular face. The Apple Watch Series is also said to be having a faster processor. Gurman believes Apple isn’t adding major health upgrades to the watches until next year.
Update: August 24, 2021
According to a new leak surfaced on Weibo, Apple Watch Series 7 will come in two size options - 41mm and 45mm, replacing the current 40mm and 44mm options offered since the Apple Watch Series 4. The leakster further shares that the existing bands that come with 40mm and 44mm will still be compatible with the upcoming 41mm and 45mm sizes.
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.