The Apple Watch is about to get a huge redesign, rumours say

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According to a new report, the new version of the Apple Watch is set to receive its first major redesign in years.

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Over the years, the wearable has stayed pretty much the same on the outside while getting major updates on the inside. Even now – six years after it was first launched – the exterior design remains the same as the first version of the Apple Watch.

But the new update will have a “flatter display and edge,” according to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, who revealed the change in his newsletter. This fits in with other recent leaks that have suggested that the Apple Watch may borrow the same flatter design that has come to the iPad, iPhone and iMac in recent years.


The display will also get slightly bigger, with the report claiming that there has been an increase of 1mm so that it will be available in 41mm and 45mm sizes. That too is in line with recent leaks.

Mr Gurman pointed out that Apple will be adding new watchfaces that look to make the most of that extra screen size.

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On the inside, the Watch is expected to bring an upgraded processor for faster speeds but no major health refresh. Last year, Apple focused on such features, with the most hyped being a new blood oxygen sensor.

If the rumors of a major redesign are true, it would suggest that Apple is starting a pattern of upgrades every three years. Launched in 2015, the Apple Watch received its only major exterior upgrade in 2018, when Apple pushed the display to the edges.

Apple usually shows off its new Apple Watches each September, and is expected to do the same this year. Normally, they’re announced alongside the iPhone — though last year’s launch was delayed until October, and the Apple Watch was a headline feature during Apple’s September livestream.


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