Plus new colors, according to a report by Jon Prosser. […]
While it has gone through seven iterations and gained a bigger screen, the Apple Watch didn’t displace that much from the original model that launched in 2015. A new rumor from Jon Prosser suggests that this year may finally change.
Prosser first mentioned the possible redesign in his Genius Bar Podcast earlier this week. According to Prosser’s sources, the Apple Watch Series 7 will feature a design language that is in line with other current Apple products, including flatter edges and a new green color. Prosser followed up with some details in his own Front Page Tech video, including renderings based on real world images and CAD files he saw.
This confirms an old rumor from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo last year, before the Apple Watch Series 6 was released. Kuo said at the time that the Series 6 would have the same design as the Series 4 and 5, but that the Series 7 would likely get a new design in 2021.
The sides of the watch would reportedly resemble the sides of the iPhone and iPad Pro; flat but with rounded corners and not so sharp that it would dig into your wrist. Along with the flat edges, there could be a new green color that is similar to the green of the AirPods Max, reports Prosser. According to its source, Apple is still experimenting with colors so there could be a different featured color, or the Apple Watch Series 7 could come in a variety of colors, just like the new 24-inch iMac does.
The Apple Watch Series 7 is likely to be announced in September along with the new iPhone lineup. Although Prosser has not received any information on specs, it is believed that the display will not change in size or shape, only the case of the watch itself. We also expect an S7 processor, although we don’t know what kind of improvements it will make will bring. After all, a persistent rumor has it that Apple is working on non-invasive blood glucose monitoring, which would be a huge leap forward for wearables. It’s a difficult problem to solve and by no means a guaranteed feature on the next Apple Watch.
* Jason Cross has been a professional technology writer for over 20 years. His goal is to find out how complicated technology works and to explain it in a way that everyone can understand.