Everything YOU need to know about the Apple Watch 7, including specs, pricing and release
The clock is ticking. We're just a few weeks away from the release of the seventh generation of the Apple Watch. We already know a lot about the price, the design and the technical data.
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We will see the new Apple Watch soon. There are just a few weeks left until the release of the new Apple Watch Series 7, and we're starting to see the big picture. This article summarizes the latest news and rumors about the Apple Watch Series 7. The design, specs, release date, price and more.
When will the Apple Watch Series 7 be released?The Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to launch in September 2021. Although there is no official invitation yet, well-known Apple leakers have set a specific date. According to the Eurasian Economic Commission database, Apple appears to be preparing new Apple Watch models for market launch.
This is most likely the Apple Watch Series 7.
The new Apple Watch is expected to be launched in September. A look at the past few years shows that a market launch on September 20th is realistic.
Apple Watch Series 3: September 22, 2017,
Apple Watch Series 4: September 21, 2018,
Apple Watch Series 5: September 20, 2019,
Apple Watch Series 6: September 18, 2020
It will likely be a virtual event again, similar to WWDC 2021 in June, unless there is an almost miraculous improvement in pandemic containment in the US. But Apple's virtual events are a huge success. It is likely that the new Apple Watch will be announced alongside the iPhone 13 (All information and rumors).
How much will Apple's new watch cost?The Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to be available in stores at a price of 379 euros. Apple Watch Series prices have remained fairly consistent over the years. The prices of the three previous models were:
Apple Watch Series 4: 379 EUR
Apple Watch Series 5: 379 EUR
Apple Watch Series 6: 379 EUR
There is no sign that this will change significantly this year. The Apple Watch Series 7 will probably cost around 380 EUR.
Design - what does the Apple Watch 7 look like?Although the Series 6 didn't bring the revolutionary redesign many expected, Ming-Chi Kuo, an industry analyst, predicted that there will be a significant change to the Apple Watch form factor in September. This could happen in the second half of 2021. Jon Prosser's May 2021 predictions give us a better idea of what that might look like. Prosser relies on anonymous insiders to make his predictions. He claims that the next Apple Watch will have flatter edges. This is a rough approximation of the angular design of the current iPad Pro and iPhone 2020, but will be more "subtle," which could mean it won't offer as much comfort. Prosser believes that Apple will offer the Series 7 in a second color variant of the green of the Airpods Max.
New display at Apple?
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman claims that the new Apple Watch models will feature edge-to-edge displays that extend almost to the edge of the case. Although the design has remained largely unchanged, the thick bezels of the Series 3 have been replaced with thinner bezels of the Series 4. These bezels are expected to shrink further, creating more screen real estate but not making the device any larger.
Gurman believes Apple will also introduce new lamination technology for the Watch this year, bringing it closer to glass.
A round Apple Watch?You may be wondering if the Apple Watch will have a round design. While we don't think so, there are patents that suggest Apple may have considered such a design. A major design change like switching to a round face for watchOS would impact the UI so much that it seems absurd.
Flexible screenThere are signs that Apple is considering a flexible display for its smartwatch. Although this is unlikely to happen soon, it could happen in the long term. Apple has filed a patent titled “Display Module & System Applications.” This patent envisions a flexible display that can be wrapped around the wrist. This would allow more information to be displayed than is currently possible. Additionally, the proposed design does not have a Digital Crown.
Apple Watch Sport and ExtremeAnother rumor suggests that Apple is developing a new version of its wearable called Apple Watch Sport. The original model had a Sport version with a sporty Apple Watch band. Some rumors suggest that the new design will be focused on robustness and shock resistance. The new Apple Watch band will be covered with a rubber-like material that is somewhat reminiscent of Casio's G-Shock watches. Mark Gurman, a reliable source, claims that Apple is currently working on Explorer Edition.
New features of the Apple Smart Watch 7The rumor mill has a lot of tricks up its sleeve. Whether all of this is true will become clear in the fall. Here are the facts:
Health featuresApple Watch's strategy revolves around health and fitness. Apple has added the same features to every generation of its watch. The Series 6 continued this tradition and added blood oxygen monitoring to the watch. However, the FDA never approved this feature. That's because Apple classifies this feature as a wellness feature and not a medical feature. This means that we must consider the reliability and accuracy of the function as unproven. We hope that Apple will change its strategy to improve the accuracy of blood oxygen measurement by the release of the Series 7.
Two patent applications suggest that there will be further improvements in the future. These patents indicate that Apple is currently working on continuous heart rate and blood pressure measurements. According to rumors, the Apple Watch 7 could also be able to measure blood sugar levels. Apple has filed a patent for measuring blood sugar levels using electromagnetic terahertz radiation. In May, it was announced that the company was analyzing customer demand for a blood glucose meter. Apple wanted to know which third-party apps customers use to monitor their health and whether any apps can be used to monitor eating habits, medications, blood sugar levels and other information.
Another option is to measure body temperature. According to the patent, skin temperature is one of the most important indicators of a patient's health status. This feature isn't available on the Series 7 yet, so you'll have to use a thermometer for now.
BatteriesAlthough battery life is a feature that everyone sees as a priority, it is being pushed aside by the need for more power-hungry components and new features. This year, however, that could change.
According to Economic Daily News, the Apple Watch Series 7's new S7 chip will take up less space than the Series 6's S6 chip. This allows for more space for larger or new components. Normally, smartwatch makers would fill this space with new sensors and bells and whistles that make the device sound great in a keynote presentation. However, Macrumors predicts that not all of the health sensors listed in the previous paragraph will be available by 2021. Instead, Apple will fill that space with a larger battery. This will result in significantly improved battery performance.
It's difficult to sell battery performance as a feature of a flagship device. It seems more like an improvement that is expected year after year. Apple's marketing machine can handle any significant jump in battery life.
Touch IDMany rumors suggest that Apple will add Touch ID to the Series 7. It could be under the display, as was rumored for the iPhone 13, or in the Digital Crown, which is similar to the iPad Air (2020)'s power button.
Technically, this could be achieved by Apple. But would the disadvantages in price, production and product size be worth it?
The average Apple Watch is only unlocked once per day. However, it can be worn as long as the wrist is visible. This seems to be a solution to a problem that many people don't complain about.
Rumors have been circulating for some time that Apple could replace the Apple Watch's OLED displays with micro-LED or mini-LED panels. These new displays have the advantage of being thinner and more efficient, which will result in longer battery life.
Macrumors reports that Apple has partnered with Taiwanese panel makers to supply the new panels for its Watch in 2021. This would confirm the rumors of a new design and would be a significant step forward for the Series 7.
Apple Watch 7: The manufacturer must disclose the model numbers of its smartwatch models
The model numbers of the individual smartwatches are now known in advance. They are listed as A2473/A2474/A2475/A2476, A2476/A2477, A2477, A2478 and A2478. There is no information about the technical specifications. Apple stated in its filing that all new variants run on watchOS 8. The new smartwatch operating system is still in development. The Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to be presented in the coming weeks.
It is now possible to expect them in September. Not only does the rumor mill agree on this, but registration with the EEC is also a reliable indication.
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