The Apple Watch always has cutting-edge internals, but the external design has remained largely untouched since Series 4 in 2018. The rectangular watch face, rounded edges, and Digital Crown are Apple Watch staples, but new renders point to a different look that sees the Apple Watch Series 7 getting a much-needed update.
Apple will reportedly move to a bigger display and thinner bezels. The display on the larger 44mm watch is said to get a tiny bump up from 1.78 inches on the Series 6 to 1.8 inches on the Series 7. It seems the 40mm watch will also benefit from a somewhat bigger display.
Another big rumored change is the speaker size and placement. Instead of the two small side-by-side slits on current Apple Watches, renders for the Series 7 show two large slits that mostly span the width of the smartwatch’s left side.
“Apple is said to have tested a new lamination technique that is expected to bring the panel closer to the front cover. It is said to feature ultra-wideband technology that should allow it to connect to Apple’s ‘Find My Network’.”
Personally, I’ve always disliked how the Apple Watch looks, and the thought of owning one, even when I had an iPhone, never entered my mind. The Series 7 might change my mind. The flat-edge design language that Apple has been using across its devices is appealing to me, and it looks tight on the the Series 7 (if all of this turns out true, of course).