Apple’s new smartwatch could arrive just in time for the tech giant’s next event, which would take place in September, alongside theand . While we don’t have any official details on the upcoming Apple Watch, the rumor mill speculates that it might have a sleek new design with flat edges, battery life improvements, and possibly a new watch sensor. blood sugar.
The Apple Watch Series 7 will also ship with the new WatchOS 8 software, announced at WWDC last June. If rumors spread, the new watch could be an interesting upgrade from last year, which Apple unveiled at a virtual event in September 2020. Apple also released a more affordable mid-range smartwatch last year, the , which could itself be .
Here’s everything we’ve heard about the Apple Watch 7 so far, including rumors, leaks, speculation, and dreams. We’ll update this story as we hear more. And if you’re thirsty for more Apple rumors, check out our, our best estimates for the , how the , and what the could be. Moreover, is it even worth it to ? or ?
Release date: Apple Watch 7 will likely be seen in September
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted last year that a redesigned Apple Watch could appear in the second half of 2021, so we’re pretty sure a next-gen Apple Watch is coming; we don’t know exactly when. We don’t have much else to report regarding the Apple Watch 7 release date, but we do expect the new wearable to be unveiled at an Apple event in the fall. , probably alongside the.
We’re assuming the iPhone 13 event will take place on September 8, but this is an educated guess and not based on rumors or leaks. You can find out more about our, including our patented (not really) “Labor Day Assumption” in our story. If both assumptions are correct, we would also expect to see the Apple Watch 7 on September 8.
Apple has a pretty consistent history of unveiling its new smartwatch models every year in mid-September. Even in 2020, when thebrought virtual product announcement events and , from apple for a month, the and both made their appearance , and they were released three days later, on September 18.
Cost: Apple Watch 7 will likely be priced similar to Series 6
Apple’s three previous watch models launched with a price tag of $ 399, increasing for the larger size and for cellular connectivity. (The Apple Watch SE has deviated from the $ 399 price tradition, launched at $ 279. But the SE model is Apple’s “affordable” smartwatch, which means it sacrificed a few bells and whistles for cost savings.) Here are the Apple Watch Series 6 introductory prices, for reference.
While we haven’t heard any credible rumors about how much the Apple Watch 7 will cost, we would expect Apple to stick to its usual structure and launch its next-gen model at around the same $ 399 price tag. $. Of course, there’s always the possibility that Apple will raise the price in 2021, but since we don’t see any major hardware upgrades or new features on the horizon that would justify a price increase, that seems unlikely.
Design and colors: a green Apple Watch 7 with flat edges would be pretty
Leaker Jon Prosser (whose record of rumors is quite uneven), Apple Watch 7 renderings released who allege a “major overhaul” of the laptop. Kuo also predicted a “significant form factor design change” for the Apple Watch 2021 almost a year ago.
Prosser’s renderings, which he says are based on a combination of real images and CAD files disclosed to him by “sources,” reveal thinner bezels and flat edges on the Apple Watch 7. Apple also flattened the edges of the iPhone 12 lineup last fall, giving its flagship phone a modern profile that
A Bloomberg report in June also, as well as a “new laminating technique that brings the screen closer to the front cover”.
Color rumors for the Apple Watch 7 include a new sage green color, which Prosser likens to the green option for the, Apple’s on-ear headphones. the exists in silver, gray, gold, blue and red (aluminum); silver, graphite and gold (steel); and the colors titanium and black (titanium). Prosser’s renders of the Apple Watch 7 include red, blue, black, and silver, in addition to sage green, though we’re not yet sure if those are the actual colors Apple will release.
Battery life: Apple Watch 7 could take more than a day to charge
One of the biggest and most persistent complaints about the Apple Watch, especially since it compares to its rivaland like , is its low autonomy. CNET’s Scott Stein says the among its competitors, which is a problem if you want to use its , because the battery must be recharged daily.
Apple Watch 7 could be a game-changer for Apple if its battery life improves significantly. The last three models all offered around 18 hours of battery life, with the 6 Series housing a 265.9 mAh battery. We haven’t heard any rumors about the specifics of the 7 Series battery specs, but we to have heard that he could boast of having a smaller double-sided S7 chip, which would free up space for – what else? – a bigger battery.
Health Features: Will Apple Watch 7 Really Have A Glucose Meter?
Blood sugar monitoring would be an amazing addition to the Apple Watch, but don’t hold your breath because the rumors are mixed. Interest in the new sensor was sparked by Apple itself in a survey of Apple Watch users to gauge interest in the new features, one of which was blood sugar tracking. But a subsequent Bloomberg report nearly killed those dreams. While the new sensor is likely to be included in a future iteration of Apple’s smartwatch, it’s unlikely to arrive in the 7 Series and maybe not in Apple’s 2022 model, either.
last year and although he did not specify where or when we might see this technology implemented, it is possible that , could be his debut. , so an Apple Watch blood glucose monitor in 2022 or even 2023 wouldn’t be a huge surprise, but a big blow nonetheless for iOS users with diabetes.
That’s all we know so far about the Apple Watch Series 7, but we’ll update this story as more rumors come to light. Waiting for,, all my wishes , how to decide between , and the .