08 December 2021
Prior to the September launch event, the rumor mill was buzzing with reports related to Apple working on a major Apple Watch redesign. It was widely rumored to sport a flat design with flat edges similar to iPhone and iPad. But as things turned out, there were no changes to the product design when Apple officially unveiled the Apple Watch Series 7.
One of the major differences between the predecessor and current-gen offering is the bigger display. Apple is claiming that the new smartwatch offers a 20% bigger visual area. It further said that while the overall design is largely similar to the previous offering, the newest version comes with softer and more rounded corners. This undoubtedly left a lot of fans and tipsters surprised but as per a fresh report, the flat edge design is still on cards.
Mark Gurman of Bloomberg has shared that Apple is likely to be considering the flat-edge Apple Watch for next year i.e. 2022. This is because companies are known for working on product designs well in advance. It means all the flat design renders and leaks that surfaced earlier this year were supposed to be for the 2021 launch but are actually meant for next year.
He further says that Apple is planning to announce three Apple Watch models in 2022. One of these will be a rugged smartwatch model but it is unknown how it would be different, in terms of design, from other models. It is the first time we are hearing about a rugged Apple Watch but if it is true, we should get more details in the coming months.