The Apple Watch Series 7 was unveiled this September and came as a major surprise, especially to various tipsters who had tipped that the watch would feature a boxy design similar to the iPhone 12. However, the reality was that the Watch Series 7 was barely any different from its predecessor save for the increase in display size from 41mm to 45mm.
Subsequently, tipsters began to think that the boxy design renders were actually for the Apple Watch Series 8. But it now appears that they may be wrong once again.
Renders made by LeaksApplePro based on CADs and leaked images (via PhoneArena) point towards Apple recycling the old design for the Watch Series 8 too, with the only change involving the speaker grille. The speaker grille has been split from being a single long piece to a duo of smaller ones, with one on top of the other.
Again, these are just renders so it’s hard to take them with certainty. Still, it won’t be surprising if Apple sticks to rounded edges for another year, or perhaps even never brings the flat-edged design to fruition ever.
And as for the stuff other than the design, the display of the Apple Watch Series 8 may once again get upped in size, according to display industry insider Ross Young. The watch is expected to get some major capability upgrades in the sensor department as well, with the star of the show being a blood glucose monitor. This has the potential to help millions of diabetics that currently rely on invasive methods to measure their sugar levels – methods that are expensive and painful.
Other new features include a body temperature scanner, a fertility sensor, and improvements to the ECG and sleep tracking sensors.