Apple Watch 7 rumors: The new smartwatch could be coming in September

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Renders of the rumored Apple Watch 7


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In the event you’re looking out for a brand new smartwatch, you might wish to anticipate the Apple Watch Collection 7. Apple’s next-gen wearable might embody a number of extremely anticipated options together with a smooth, flat-edged redesign, battery life enhancements and probably a brand new blood glucose monitoring sensor. The Apple Watch 7 may also include the brand new WatchOS eight software program, unveiled at WWDC this previous June. We do not have an actual launch date for the Apple Watch 7, however it might be unveiled throughout Apple’s subsequent occasion within the fall. 

If rumors pan out, the brand new Watch might be a worthwhile improve from final 12 months’s Apple Watch Collection 6, which Apple unveiled at a digital occasion in September 2020. Apple additionally launched a extra inexpensive midrange smartwatch final 12 months, the Apple Watch SE, which might itself be getting a successor in 2022.

Learn extra: Apple Watch SE vs Collection 6 vs. Collection three: How to decide on?

This is the whole lot we have heard to this point in regards to the Apple Watch 7 from rumors, leaks, hypothesis and desires. We’ll replace this story as we hear extra. And if you happen to’re thirsty for extra Apple rumors, take a look at our iPhone 13 rumor roundup, our greatest guesses for the iPhone 13 launch date, how the iPhone 13 would possibly evaluate to the iPhone 12, and what the iPhone 13’s digicam specs could be. Plus, is it even price it to purchase an iPhone 12 proper now? What about an iPhone 11 or an iPhone SE?

Launch date: We’ll most likely see the Apple Watch 7 in September

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted last year redesigned Apple Watch might seem within the second half of 2021, so we’re pretty certain next-gen Apple Watch is coming; we simply do not know precisely when. We do not have a lot else to report on the subject of the Apple Watch 7’s launch date, however we anticipate the brand new wearable to be unveiled at a fall Apple occasion, doubtless alongside the rumored iPhone 13

We speculate that the iPhone 13 occasion will happen on Sept. eight, however that is an informed guess and never primarily based on rumors or leaks. You may learn extra about our Apple occasion date predictions, together with our patented (probably not) “Labor Day speculation,” in our iPhone 13 launch date story. If each assumptions are appropriate, we might anticipate to see the Apple Watch 7 on Sept. eight as properly.

Apple has a reasonably constant historical past of unveiling its new smartwatch fashions yearly in mid-September. Even in 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic introduced product announcement occasions digital and precipitated disruptions within the provide chain, delaying the disclosing of Apple’s iPhone 12 line for a month, the Apple Watch Collection 6 and Apple Watch SE each made their look on Sept. 15, 2020, at an internet occasion, they usually had been launched three days afterward Sept. 18. 

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The largest buzz across the Apple Watch Collection 7 is whether or not or not it would embody a blood glucose monitor.


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Value: Apple Watch 7’s value will most likely be much like the Collection 6

Apple’s earlier three Watch fashions launched with a $399 price ticket, going up for the bigger dimension and for mobile connectivity. (The Apple Watch SE deviated from the $399 value custom, launching at $279. However the SE mannequin is Apple’s “inexpensive” smartwatch, that means it sacrificed some bells and whistles for price financial savings.) Listed below are the Apple Watch Collection 6 launch costs, for reference.

Whereas we’ve not heard any credible rumors about the price of the Apple Watch 7, we might anticipate Apple to stay with its regular construction and launch its next-gen mannequin at across the similar $399 value. After all, it is at all times attainable that Apple raises the worth in 2021, however as a result of we do not see any main hardware upgrades or new options on the horizon that might warrant a bump in value, this appears unlikely.

Design and colours: A inexperienced, flat-edged Apple Watch 7 can be fairly

Leaker Jon Prosser (whose rumor observe document is pretty spotty), released Apple Watch 7 renders that allege a “main redesign” of the wearable. Kuo also predicted a “significant form factor design change” for the 2021 Apple Watch nearly a 12 months in the past. 

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The Apple Watch 7 might are available in a brand new sage inexperienced shade.


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Prosser’s renders, which he claims are primarily based on a mixture of actual photographs and CAD information leaked to him by “sources,” reveal thinner bezels and flat edges on the Apple Watch 7. Apple additionally flattened the perimeters of the iPhone 12 lineup final fall, giving its flagship telephone a contemporary profile that CNET’s Patrick Holland referred to as a “slabular magnificence.”

A Bloomberg report in June additionally predicted thinner bezels for the Apple Watch 7, in addition to a “new lamination approach that brings the show nearer to the entrance cowl.”

Rumored colours for the Apple Watch 7 embody a brand new sage inexperienced shade, which Prosser compares to the inexperienced choice for the AirPods Max, Apple’s over-ear headphones. The Collection 6 is available in silver, gray, gold, blue and crimson (aluminum); silver, graphite and gold (metal); and titanium and black (titanium) colours. Prosser’s renders of the Apple Watch 7 embody crimson, blue, black and silver, along with sage inexperienced, although we do not know but whether or not these are the precise colours Apple will launch.

Learn extra: AirPods Professional vs. AirPods Max: Must you purchase earbuds or headphones?

Battery life: Apple Watch 7’s cost might final greater than a single day

One of many greatest and most persistent complaints in regards to the Apple Watch, particularly because it compares to rival smartwatches and health trackers like Fitbit, is its poor battery life. CNET’s Scott Stein says the Apple Watch has been “lifeless final” in battery life amongst its aggressive set, which is an issue if you wish to use its sleep-tracking characteristic (new in WatchOS 7), as a result of the battery must cost every day. 

Apple Watch 7 might be a game-changer for Apple if its battery life had been to enhance dramatically. The previous three fashions have all provided about an 18-hour battery life, with the Collection 6 housing a 265.9 mAh battery. We have not heard any rumors in regards to the Collection 7’s battery specs specifically, however we have heard that it might boast a smaller, double-sided S7 chip, which might unlock area for — what else? — a much bigger battery. 

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The following Apple Watch might characteristic a giant redesign, together with flattened edges just like the iPhone 12.


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Well being options: Will Apple Watch 7 actually get a blood glucose monitor?

Blood glucose monitoring can be a tremendous addition to the Apple Watch, however do not maintain your breath as a result of rumors are blended. Curiosity within the new sensor was stoked by Apple itself in a survey to Apple Watch users to gauge interest in new features — one among which was blood sugar monitoring. However a subsequent Bloomberg report all but killed those dreams. Whereas the brand new sensor will doubtless be included in a future iteration of Apple’s smartwatch, it’s unlikely to reach within the Collection 7 and possibly not in Apple’s 2022 Watch mannequin both.

Samsung introduced a brand new non-invasive blood glucose monitoring expertise final 12 months and although it did not specify the place or once we would possibly see this expertise carried out, it is attainable that the Galaxy Watch four, anticipated to be unveiled this summer time, might be its debut. Apple has a historical past of letting rivals launch buzzy new options first, so an Apple Watch blood glucose sensor in 2022 and even 2023 would not be an enormous shock, however a blow however to iOS customers with diabetes.

That is all we all know to this point in regards to the Apple Watch Collection 7, however we’ll replace this story as new rumors come to gentle. Within the meantime, here is the whole lot we all know in regards to the iPhone 13, all the very best new options coming in WatchOS eight, resolve between the Apple Watch Collection 6 vs. Collection three vs. SE, settings to vary on any new Apple Watch and the finest Apple Watch apps.