At Apple’s California Streaming event last month, the Apple Watch Series 7 made its debut. Some of the leaks turned out to be inaccurate, but the Series 7 features significant improvements over its predecessors. The most obvious is the size of the screen. Apple not only made the bezels slimmer, but also increased the screen area by 20%. With how infrequently Apple updates its designs, we expected this to be the new standard. But a new report claims that another big change is expected in 2022.
On Tuesday, Display Supply Chain Consultants CEO Ross Young asked his Twitter followers if they’d like to see an even bigger screen on the Apple Watch Series 8 in 2022. A few minutes later, he responded to his own tweet with an interesting joke about the next Apple Watch:
Don’t be surprised if there are 3 sizes next year …
– Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) October 12, 2021
Young did not offer any additional information on the Apple Watch Series 8. His tweets suggest that Apple will add a third, larger Apple Watch model to the lineup next year.
Since introducing the Apple Watch in 2015, Apple has never offered more than two sizes. Initially, the company offered 38mm and 42mm case sizes. Apple increased the 40mm and 44mm sizes in Series 4. Then in 2021, the Apple Watch Series 7 was released in 41mm and 45mm sizes.
Aside from a third model, there is also the possibility that Apple would bring the flat sides to the Series 8 design. Rumors ahead of Apple’s September event suggested that Apple would flatten the sides of the Apple Watch Series 7, following in the footsteps of the MacBook. Pro, iPad and iPhone. This was one of the few rumors that did not come true during the event, as the sides remained circular.
If you’re not interested in waiting for an even bigger Apple Watch, the Series 7 is currently available to order on Apple’s website. The bad news is that the supply appears to be quite limited. If you ordered an Apple Watch Series 7 today, you’d be lucky to get it before the end of the month, even though the new models launch this Friday. In fact, depending on color and size, you may be waiting until the end of November to receive your Series 7 in the mail.
Meanwhile, Apple is hosting its second fall event next week. On Monday, October 18, Apple will stream its Unleashed event online. We expect to see new MacBook models with Apple’s M1X chip, a new Mac mini, and possibly the third-generation AirPods.