The Apple Watch 8 isn’t likely to arrive until September 2022, but we’re already running into leaks that detail Apple’s next smartwatch — and the latest takes the form of an unofficial render that shows a design that Very familiar to its predecessor.
it comes through @LeaksApplePro, a source that has been accurate in the past, and apparently there’s only going to be one “noticeable change” in terms of the wearable’s aesthetics: an additional speaker grille on the side of the casing.
There’s nothing particularly wrong with the design of the Apple Watch 7, but it looks like those hoping for a refresh in terms of the device’s looks are going to be disappointed with the updated model that will be out at the end of next year.
Told you it was disappointing. Upon receiving the CAD files and images, this will be the only noticeable change in design from the Series 7 to the Series 8. More info coming soon @iDropNews pic.twitter.com/GQC40eIwk3November 18, 2021
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change on the inside
The rendering has been put together from CAD files and images sourced from Apple, apparently, so it’s possible that the final design of the Apple Watch 8 will differ somewhat from the look you can see in the tweet embedded above .
Another information provided by the same source on iDropNews is that the Apple Watch 8 will be coming in a light green color, which is available on the iPad Air. You can choose the Apple Watch 7 in Blue, Midnight, Starlight, Green, and Red.
Even though the design is more or less the same as what we have seen before, the Apple Watch 8 can bring with it a lot of improvements and changes from the inside. Blood sugar monitoring has been rumored for the Apple Watch for some time now, and we might finally get it in 2022.
Analysis: What happened to the flat design?
You might remember a lot of reports ahead of the Apple Watch 7 launch, in which it is coming with a different, flatter design. As it turns out, those predictions weren’t accurate — and it doesn’t look like the flat design will even appear next year.
So what has happened to it? Of course it’s always possible that the rumors were simply false – it happens. But there seemed to be considerable momentum behind the idea that Apple was weighing in on a refresh in terms of the aesthetics of its smartwatch.
This would have made the Apple Watch more like the iPhone and iPad in terms of its design approach, and Apple wanted to make sure the look of its flagship wearable didn’t become stale over time—so a redesign was certainly plausible.
Perhaps the powers that be at Apple simply decided that the new look was not an improvement on the old one, or perhaps the company needed more time to refine the manufacturing process before making the switch. Don’t dismiss it for 2023.
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