The Apple Watch Series 8 could play in the big leagues. According to a bundle of leaks, Apple would offer an edition with a slightly larger screen than the Series 7. This more spacious touch screen would accompany a new design.
Apple has decided to increase the maximum size of the Apple Watch screen. According to Ross Young, an analyst specializing in the display industry, the screen diagonal of the next generation of smartwatches will go up up to 1.99 inch. It’s a first.
New size is larger, 1.99”.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) July 4, 2022
Citing a report by analyst Jeff Pu, our colleagues at MacRumors ensure that this nearly 2-inch screen will be reserved for an Apple Watch Series 8 top of the line. The case of this edition would measure 50 mm. Luxshare, one of Apple’s main contractors, would be responsible for supplying the touch panels.
For the record, Apple offered two different sizes on the Apple Watch Series 7 : 45 mm (1.691 inch) and 41 mm (1.901 inch). Over the years, the brand has gradually increased the size of the touch surface and the box. Indeed, the first Apple Watch released in 2015 was available in 38 or 42 mm.
A bigger screen for a new design?
The Apple Watch Series 8 with 50mm case should enjoya 5% larger screen than the 45mm Series 7, which is 0.089 inches more space. It is possible that this more spacious screen will come with a new design.
According to rumors, Apple would indeed bet on a flat touch screen delimited by angular edges. The brand would be inspired by the aesthetics inaugurated on the iPhone 12. By abandoning the curved panel, Apple would de facto increase the display surface.
Apart from its flat screen, the Apple Watch Series 8 should resemble the brand’s previous watches. We should find the traditional jog wheel and the flat button on the right edge.
This new design has appeared many times on the web since last year. Initially, Apple would have expected the Apple Watch Series 7 to be the first watch to adopt the angular design. Faced with production problems, the brand would have decided to postpone the arrival of the new aesthetic to 2022.
The range would be available in two models. Apple would offer a standard Apple Watch and a more rugged edition aimed at athletes. Mentioned under the name ofExplorer Edition, this version should be covered with a case that is more resistant to shocks and the vagaries of everyday life. It could be that the new screen size is reserved for this edition, whose specificities promise to be very high-end.
To complete its offer, Apple should also release a new, more affordable Apple Watch SE. This edition would obviously be deprived of some of the features of the other models. The presentation of these three Apple Watch is expected during the month of September 2022.