The Apple Watch, the top dog on the wearable market, will get a new design this year. Render images should give a first look at the new look of the Series 7.
After six years with almost the same design, the Apple Watch will get a new design in the fall with the introduction of the Series 7. Already last year, the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple would make a visual overhaul of its smart watch in 2021. Now leaker Jon Prosser, who has been almost always right lately, is up to speed. According to his information, the new Apple Watch will be optically based on Apple’s current hardware direction.
Apple Watch Series 7 will probably get a flatter design
As with the Airtags, the Airpods Max and the iMac 24, Prosser had render images made to illustrate what the next generation of Apple Watch should look like. According to him, the design shown is based on real images and CAD sketches that a source showed him.
The render images of the alleged Apple Watch redesign show a watch with flat sides instead of the previously rounded ones. This would bring Apple’s watch optics into line with the design of other products such as the iPhone 12 (test), iPad Pro (test) and iPad Air 4. We have been observing this standardization of hardware design for a while and it continues with the new iMac 24.
Apple Watch Series 7: Dimensions should not change
Prosser explains on his Youtube channel Frontpagetech that the screen size and the display would not change. However, he notes that, according to his sources, Apple allegedly tested prototypes of the Apple Watch with smaller bezels and a larger display.
In terms of colors, there could possibly be more variety this year, as Prosser explains in his podcast The Genius Bar, which he runs together with Sam Kohl from Apple Track. According to his information, Apple could also offer the watch in a shade of green, such as that used in the Airpods Max (test). Apart from a new design, it is unclear what new functions Apple has in store for the Apple Watch. While there are rumors that Apple is working on blood sugar and blood pressure monitoring for future watches, these functions may not appear until 2022 with the Series 8. The only thing that is certain is that Apple will continue to expand its smartwatch in the direction of health functions.