What you need to know
- The Apple Watch Series 7 could be getting a major redesign.
- The watch could gain a flat-edge design similar to the iPhone 12, iPad Pro, and new iMac.
- It may also come in a new green color option.
The Apple Watch may be poised to receive its first major redesign since the product was originally released.
As reported by AppleTrack, Apple leaker Jon Prosser talked about potential design changes coming to the Apple Watch Series 7 which is expected to be unveiled this fall.
Talking on the Genius Bar podcast, Prosser said that the new Apple Watch could adapt the flat-edge industrial design that currently graces the iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPhone 12, and new iMac. The new watch could also come in a new green color option.
The rumor: Apple is planning a new design and at least one new color for Apple Watch Series 7, according to Jon Prosser (77.8% accurate) on the Genius Bar podcast.
- As previously reported by Ming-Chi Kuo (76.6% accurate), the Apple Watch Series 7 will feature a new design
- For the first time on Apple Watch, it may also feature a new green colorway similar to the shade found on AirPods Max or iPad Air
Our take: Sounds like Apple Watch Series 7 will be the most significant upgrade since the Series 4 back in 2018. I've seen the new design, and I really like it. Falls right in line with Apple's recent product redesigns like iPad Pro, iPhone 12 and even the new M1 iMac.
The Apple Watch has seen minor updates to its overall design throughout the years, the most notable being when able grew the screen size without increasing the overall size of the device. Now that the rumor is here, it does feel that the Apple Watch is ready for its iMac moment. Apple's next watch is also rumored to monitor blood sugar levels.
If you don't plan to wait for the Apple Watch Series 7 and need an Apple Watch now, check out our list of the Best Apple Watch in 2021.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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