Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Why you shouldn’t expect a design overhaul from the Apple Watch 2

The Apple Watch has been with us for about two months now. That’s apparently long enough for rumours to start trickling out about its sequel.

The latest off the grapevine suggests we’ll see one major feature return from the original Apple Watch.

We’re talking about the display – according to a report out of South Korea (via GForGames), the Apple Watch 2 will use a screen of the same size, resolution, and shape.

That means the display will be just as square on the Apple Watch 2 as it was on its predecessor, apparently.

That’s really no surprise – switching to a round display would be a huge headache to developers who’ve designed their apps to fit the display.

Similarly, modifying the resolution also means developers have to switch up the design of their apps.

Maintaining screen proportions is a design ploy executed really successfully with the iPhone.

Thus the chance of Apple straying from this method of operations is very slim indeed, despite the growing trend for round-faced wearables.

Related: Apple Watch tips and tricks

Just last month, a separate report revealed that Apple is likely to stick with a P-OLED display for the Apple Watch 2 as well.

Of course, this begs the question as to what exactly Apple will change for its next flagship wearable.

Obvious additions include a camera or an embedded fingerprint scanner, although Apple hasn’t revealed anything about its next smartwatch thus far.

Still stuck as to whether the Apple Watch is a good idea? Check out our race across London video and see for yourself:

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.

Trusted Reviews Logo

Sign up to our newsletter

Get the best of Trusted Reviews delivered right to your inbox.

This is a test error message with some extra words