Apple Watch Series 7
Todd Haselton | CNBC
Apple plans to launch a premium Apple Watch with a bigger screen and a new design, according to a Bloomberg report.
Apple upped the screen size with the Series 7 Watches last year, which feature an edge-to-edge display that removes much of the bezel on earlier models. But Bloomberg said the new top model will feature the first big design change since 2018 with a 7% larger screen than the Series 7. It will also have a rugged design, longer battery life and a body temperature sensor, according to the report. said.
This may be a sign that Apple is targeting Garmin’s Fenix 7 series watches, which have large displays, long battery life and rugged designs. These watches are popular among hikers and runners who need longer battery life than the Apple Watch offers.
Apple Watch sales are included in the company’s “Other Products” segment, which posted revenue of $8.81 billion last quarter, up 12.3% year-on-year. the other. The changes could help Apple meet the needs of an audience that hasn’t purchased an Apple Watch otherwise.
Apple is also expected to announce a new version of its $279 Apple Watch SE, according to the report. SE models typically include features found in previous versions of the Apple Watch, but at a lower price.
An Apple spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.
Apple is expected to release its quarterly results on Thursday.
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