What you need to know
- Apple executives Stan Ng and Alan Dye sat down for a new interview with The Independent.
- The two talked about the technical challenges the team faced when designing the Apple Watch Series 7.
There were a lot of things that could have gone wrong with the Apple Watch Series 7.
In a new interview with The Independent (via MacRumors), Stan Ng, Apple's Vice President of Product Marketing, and Alan Dye, Apple's Vice President of Interface Design, talked about the design challenges with trying to make the Apple Watch Series 7 a reality.
According to Ng, increasing the size of the display without increasing the size of the watch required the team to "completely re-engineering the display, the front crystal, the internals and the internal enclosure."
Alan Dye said that the increased display size allowed the team to update watchOS to "make the user experience more clear and more accessible."
The Apple Watch Series 7, which Apple launched in October, features a larger display, tougher glass, and faster charging. You can read the entire interview with Ng and Dye at The Independent.
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