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Are you looking for a smartwatch with a larger flat-edge design, an improved battery life and new health features? If so, you may want to wait for the Apple Watch 7. The tech giant's new smartwatch could make an appearance at a rumored September Apple event alongside the iPhone 13 and AirPods 3.
Here's everything we've heard so far about the Apple Watch 7.
Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted last year that a redesigned Apple Watch could appear in the second half of 2021, so we are fairly sure that a next-gen Apple Watch is coming; we just don't know exactly when. We don't have much else to report when it comes to the Apple Watch 7's release date, but we expect the new wearable to be unveiled at a fall Apple event, likely alongside the rumored iPhone 13. Apple has a pretty consistent history of unveiling its new smartwatch models annually in mid-September.
we would expect Apple to stick with its usual structure and launch its next-gen model at around the same $399 price. Of course, it's always possible that Apple raises the price, but because we don't see any major hardware upgrades or new features on the horizon that would warrant a bump in price, this seems unlikely.
A Bloomberg report in June predicted thinner bezels for the Apple Watch 7, as well as a "new lamination technique that brings the display closer to the front cover." Rumored colors for the Apple Watch 7 include a new sage green color, which Prosser compares to the green option for the AirPods Max, Apple's over-ear headphones.
The new Apple Watch could also be a little larger than its predecessor. The Apple Watch Series 7 could come in 41mm and 45mm case sizes.
In terms of material, Apple could get rid of the titanium Edition model for the Series 7. In his latest PowerOn newsletter, Gurman says wouldn't be surprised if the pricier titanium version, which starts at $799 for the Apple Watch 6, was dropped. Apple has previously offered both ceramic and real gold models.
Blood glucose monitoring would be an amazing addition to the Apple Watch, but don't hold your breath because rumors are mixed. Interest in the new sensor was stoked by Apple itself in a survey to Apple Watch users to gauge interest in new features -- one of which was blood sugar tracking. But a subsequent Bloomberg report all but killed those dreams. While the new sensor will likely be included in a future iteration of Apple's smartwatch, it is unlikely to arrive in the Series 7 and maybe not in Apple's 2022 Watch model either.
Apple Watch 7 could be a game-changer for Apple if its battery life were to improve dramatically. The past three models have all offered about an 18-hour battery life, with the Series 6 housing a 265.9-mAh battery. We have heard that it could boast a smaller, double-sided S7 chip, which would free up space for -- what else? -- a bigger battery.
The Series 7 Apple Watch will reportedly feature a slightly larger display with a flat-edge design. The Apple Watch 7 will come in 41mm and 45mm sizes, according to a Sunday report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.
Due to the increased size, Gurman speculates Apple will bundle a collection of updated watch faces, including a new Infograph Modular face. The Apple Watch 7 is also expected to get a faster processor and possible new health features like a body-temperature sensor.
That's all we know so far about the Apple Watch Series 7, but we'll update this story as new information come to light.
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