A new version of the Apple Watch, likely to be dubbed Series 4, will arrive before the end of the year with both models carrying larger displays, according to one noted Apple analyst.
Yesterday, we brought word of a widespread series of predictions from Ming-Chi Kuo and, this morning, we got those Apple MacBook Pro refreshes tipped in his report.
However, amid Kuo’s talk of new Mac minis, a mysterious new MacBook and an 11-inch iPad Pro, his tips for this year’s Apple Watch refresh got a little lost in the shuffle.
Kuo reckons the current 38mm and 42mm (1.32-inch and 1.5-inch) inch screens will be pushed to 1.57-inch and 1.78-inches respectively. This could mean a larger Apple Watch overall, but it has been suggested Apple is planning to achieve the boost via thinner bezels.
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The Apple Watch design has remained largely the same since its inception in 2015, so the change would perhaps represent an incentive for early adopters to update their hardware. Apple’s decision to drop support for the first-gen Watch in watchOS 5 is also likely to push many to snap up the next release.
Elsewhere, Kuo is also predicting the Apple Watch Series 4 will have improved heart rate detection, which is likely to pique the interest of those seeking a wearable to track fitness.
We’re expecting the next Apple Watch to arrive alongside new iPhone models in September or at an event shortly thereafter. It’ll be joined by watchOS 5, which adds the new Walkie Talkie feature, raise to speak Siri, competitions in the Activity app, Apple Podcasts, improved notifications and Student ID cards.
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