According to Ross Young of DSCC and Jeff Pu of Haitong International Securities, Apple is developing a Series 8 Apple Watch model with a larger display.
Young proposed that the Apple Watch Series 8 might have three different display sizes in October of last year. Young now asserts that the new display size joining the Apple Watch lineup will be 1.99 inches in size diagonally in response to a question regarding the report on Twitter.
Similarly, analyst Jeff Pu stated in a note to investors obtained by sources that Luxshare, an Apple supplier, will serve as the “single supplier” for a “high-end” 2-inch Apple Watch model this year. It appears likely that Pu has merely rounded up the 1.99-inch display size that Young presented.
The 41mm Apple Watch Series 7 has a display size of 1.691 inches, while the 45mm Apple Watch Series 7 has a display size of 1.901 inches. The larger display size would provide 0.089-inches more diagonal space than the 45mm Apple Watch Series 7—nearly a five percent increase—over the current model.
It’s likely that the marginally larger display size has something to do with the Apple Watch Series 8’s expected revamp, which is said to have flat sides. Earlier this year, “ShrimpApplePro,” a leaker who accurately predicted that the Apple Watch Series 7 would have a rounded form similar to the Apple Watch Series 6, asserted that Apple was developing a “flat front glass display” for the Apple Watch Series 8.
Though this is only theory, it seems likely that an Apple Watch with flat edges, initially suggested by leaker Jon Prosser in 2021, would have a little bigger flat top surface area. This might account for a 5% increase in display size.
It’s important to note that Young and Pu’s assertions may be supported by reports regarding this year’s “rugged” Apple Watch model, which is anticipated to join the Series 8 lineup. A third, larger display size could correspond with a new, additional Apple Watch “Explorer Edition” variety, especially if this is the model to provide a new, flat-edged design since flagship Apple Watches have only previously been available in two sizes.
In line with these speculations, Apple is also developing a brand-new tough Apple Watch model aimed at athletes, hikers, and other people who would utilize the gadget in harsh athletic settings. In order to entice users who want to wear an Apple Watch but are hesitant to do so because of the environments they would wear it in, it was previously reported that the device would offer extra impact-resistance and protection. This is similar to Casio’s G-Shock watches, where it is important the device would be robust and durable enough to withstand daily use.
The rugged model that is anticipated to be unveiled in the fall may be connected to the new 50mm Apple Watch, but for the time being, it appears that the Series 8 of the Apple Watch will offer users a larger display, body temperature monitoring, battery and performance improvements, and possibly a redesign..