This concept mixes Apple Watch and iPhone 12 together with stunning results

Apple Watch Squared Sides Concept
Apple Watch Squared Sides Concept (Image credit: @Wilson_boi_101)

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  • The return of squared edges to iPhone 12 has been well received. Would the same change work on Apple Watch?

The return of the squared-off edges to iPhone with the arrival of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro has been well received, but what if Apple was to do the same thing with Apple Watch? What if it went all angular and did away with the bar of soap shape we've enjoyed for the last few years?

It'd look amazing if this concept is anything to go by. 🤤

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Wilson, the person behind the concept, promised another version of the same concept with a thinner chassis and, true to their word, that's exactly what we got. Both the originals – first spotted by 9to5Mac – and the second attempt are above. I'm a big fan of them both for different reasons – the first renders are definitely a big ol' chunk of watch. But I kinda like it, don't you?

Whichever you prefer, there's no denying that putting angular sides on an Apple Watch instantly makes it look cleaner and, arguably, more modern. With iPad Air, iPad Pro, and now iPhones all getting similar designs what are the chances of Apple Watch going the same route?

I'd put my order in now, sight unseen.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.