Last year, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that the Apple Watch Series 7 will feature some sort of redesign. Now, a new rumor suggests that Apple will redesign the Apple Watch with a flat design similar to its other recent hardware updates, in addition to releasing a new color.
The rumor comes from the leaky Jon Prosser, who cryptically revealed the information in an episode of his Genius bar podcast with Sam Kohl (via AppleTrack). Prosser apparently has more info and maybe renders of the upcoming redesign, but for now he’s teased that the Apple Watch Series 7 will feature a similar redesign as other Apple hardware updates.
This apparently means that the Apple Watch Series 7 will feature a flat-rimmed design similar to the iPhone 12, iPad Pro, and iPad Air. Kohl and Prosser describe the Apple Watch version of this design as being “more subtle” than what we’ve seen on other products.
the Genius bar podcast also reported that the Apple Watch Series 7 will be coming for the first time in a new green color option, similar to the green Apple uses on AirPods Max.
As a reminder, here is what Kuo reported last September:
Kuo explains that the Apple Watch Series 6 should resemble the Apple Watch Series 4 and Apple Watch Series 5 form factor, with the “main selling point” of this year’s upgrade being the addition of detection of the oxygen in the blood. However, looking ahead to 2021, the analyst writes that he expects a “significant design change to the form factor to come at the earliest with the new Apple Watch models in 2:21”.
Also in the podcast episode, Prosser vaguely hinted at a new magnetic AirTag accessory, but no further details were provided.
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