The Apple Watch Series 7 will have a new design, report says

Extreme close-up photograph of a wristwatch on a hand in a pants pocket.
Enlarge / The Apple Watch Sequence 6, which the brand new mannequin mentioned right here would most likely exchange.

Like clockwork, Apple has launched a brand new Apple Watch across the similar time yearly for the reason that system was first launched in 2015. So nobody ought to be stunned that a new Apple Watch is due later this yr. However a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Debby Wu goes into way more element than simply “the Watch is coming quickly.”

Citing “individuals with data of the plans,” Gurman and Wu say the brand new smartwatch will “seemingly” be known as the Apple Watch Sequence 7. No shock there, both.

Extra stunning: Their sources say the brand new Apple Watch is more likely to be only a bit thicker than the present mannequin. Moreover, Apple is exploring decreasing the display bezels and introducing “a brand new lamination method that brings the show nearer to the entrance cowl.” The Watch can be stated to have the identical ultra-wideband expertise present in AirTags and up to date iPhones, which shall be used for issues like unlocking doorways.

A few of the above suggests a noticeable redesign. Different current rumors have claimed that the brand new Watch may have flat edges, like these seen on the brand new iPhones. Whereas its actual dimensions have assorted and the display has come to fill a bigger portion of the face, the Apple Watch has typically caught to an analogous design since its introduction.

The article additionally has a tidbit that appears more likely to apply to 2022’s Apple Watch refresh, not this yr’s. It claims that Apple wished to incorporate a body-temperature sensor on this yr’s mannequin however that the sensor has been pushed again to subsequent yr’s cycle.

Gurman and Wu go on to say that a blood sugar sensor is deliberate, however not for “a number of extra years.” There have been beforehand rumors about an upcoming rugged, excessive sports activities variant of the Apple Watch, however just like the body-temperature sensor, it too has been pushed again to 2022.