Apple Watch Series 8 Model Rumored to Feature 5% Larger Display

Apple is working on an Apple Watch Series 8 model with a larger display, according to DSCC’s Ross Young and Haitong International Securities’s Jeff Pu.

Apple Watch 8 Unreleased Feature Thumb
In October last year, Young suggested that the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ could come in three display sizes. Now, responding to a query about the rumor on Twitter, Young claims that the additional display size joining the Apple Watch lineup will be 1.99-inches in size diagonally.

Likewise, in a note to investors seen by MacRumors, analyst Jeff Pu mentioned that Apple supplier Luxshare will be the “sole supplier” for a “high-end” 2-inch Apple Watch model this year. It seems likely that the 1.99-inch display size presented by Young has simply been rounded up by Pu.

A 1.99-inch Apple Watch display size compares to 1.691-inches on the 41mm Apple Watch Series 7 and 1.901-inches on the 45mm ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌. The new display size would offer an additional 0.089-inches of space diagonally over the 45mm ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌, which is almost a five percent increase.

It is possible that the slightly larger display size relates to the rumored redesign for the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ with flat edges. Earlier this year, the leaker known as “ShrimpApplePro,” who correctly said that the ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ would feature a rounded design like the Apple Watch Series 6, claimed that Apple was working on a “flat front glass display” for the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌. It seems plausible that an Apple Watch design with flat edges, first raised by leaker Jon Prosser in 2021, would feature a slightly larger flat top surface area, which could explain a five percent display size increase, although this remains speculation.

It is also of note that Young and Pu’s claims could also line up with rumors about this year’s “rugged” Apple Watch model, which is expected to join the Apple Watch lineup alongside the other Series 8 models. Flagship Apple Watches have historically only ever been offered in two size options, so a third, larger display size could correlate with a new, additional Apple Watch “Explorer Edition” variant, especially if this is also the model to offer a new design with flat edges.

Related Stories

Apple Watch Series 8 Rumored to Feature New Design With Flat Display

The Apple Watch Series 8 could feature an all-new design with a flat display, according to the leaker known as “ShrimpApplePro.”
In his latest video on the YouTube channel Front Page Tech, Jon Prosser highlighted information from ShrimpApplePro that suggests the Apple Watch Series 8 could feature a flat display in what seems to be a design originally rumored for the Apple Watch Series 7. …

Gurman: Apple Watch Series 8 to Bring ‘Major Updates to Activity Tracking’

This year’s Apple Watch Series 8 will include major updates in the area of activity tracking and a faster chip that will power all of Apple’s smartwatch models in a new-look lineup, according to well-connected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman.
Apple is believed to be bringing three new Apple Watch models to customers in 2022, including the Apple Watch Series 8, an updated Apple Watch SE, and …

Apple Watch Series 8 Could Come in Three Sizes, Claims Analyst

Next year’s Apple Watch, which would be the Series 8, could come in three sizes, according to display analyst Ross Young. On Twitter, Young said that people should not be surprised “if there are three sizes next year.”
Young did not provide details on what those three sizes might be, but he asked if users would like to see a “bigger display,” so presumably the third size would be a larger…

Kuo: Apple Watch Series 3 May Finally Be Discontinued Upon Its Fifth Anniversary in Q3 2022

Apple may finally discontinue the Apple Watch Series 3 when it reaches five years of age in the third quarter of 2022, according to reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
In a tweet, Kuo said that the Apple Watch Series 3 may reach the end of its life in the third quarter of 2022 because its computing power will not be able to meet the requirements of a new version of watchOS.
The Apple Watch…

What to Expect From the Apple Watch Series 7

Apple in just a few weeks is expected to release the Apple Watch Series 7 alongside new iPhone 13 models, and it’s looking like this could be one of the most exciting design updates we’ve had to the Apple Watch in a few years.
Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We’re not expecting new health features this year, and if there are new health sensors, Apple has kept them…

Alleged Apple Watch Series 7 CAD Renders Reveal New Design With Flat Edges and Larger Display

The upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 will feature flat edges, a larger display thanks to smaller bezels, and a more prominent speaker, according to new CAD renders, allegedly obtained from industry sources, shared today by 91mobiles.
The renders reveal an updated Apple Watch design that takes inspiration from the flat-edges of the iPhone 12, iPad Pro, iPad Air, and the upcoming 14 and 16-inch…

Apple Watch Series 7 Major Redesign Revealed

A major redesign appears to be in store for the upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 models, based on recent reports.
According to renders from 91mobiles that were reportedly obtained from supply chain sources, the Apple Watch Series 7 will offer a new design that mirrors the squared-off edges of the iPhone 12 lineup, iPad Pro, iPad Air, and 24-inch iMac. The Series 7 will also apparently be 1.7mm…

Deals: Get Up to $126 Off Apple Watch Series 7 and Apple Watch SE on Amazon

Amazon today further discounted the 45mm Cellular Apple Watch Series 7, now available for $403.00, down from $529.00. Besides this model, you can also save on many other versions of the Apple Watch Series 7 along with the Apple Watch SE, all of which we’ve collected below.
Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small…

Popular Stories

Top Stories: M2 MacBook Air Release Date, New HomePod Rumor, and More

The M2 MacBook Pro has started making its way into customers’ hands and we’re learning more about how it performs in a variety of situations, but all eyes are really on the upcoming M2 MacBook Air which has seen a complete redesign and should be arriving in a couple of weeks.
Other top stories this week included a host of product rumors including additional M2 and even M3 Macs, an updated…

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished Mac Studio Models

Apple today began selling refurbished Mac Studio models for the first time in the United States, Canada, and select European countries, such as Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
In the United States, two refurbished Mac Studio configurations are currently available, including one with the M1 Max chip (10-core CPU and 24-core GPU) for…

Exclusive: Apple Plans to Launch MacBook Air With M2 Chip on July 15

The redesigned MacBook Air with the all-new M2 Apple silicon chip will be available for customers starting Friday, July 15, MacRumors has learned from a retail source. The new MacBook Air was announced and previewed during WWDC earlier this month, with Apple stating availability will begin in July. The MacBook Air features a redesigned body that is thinner and lighter than the previous…

M2 MacBook Pro Much Slower Than Previous Model

Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip features a significantly slower SSD compared to the previous model, resulting in poorer performance in some workflows, it has been discovered.
Specifically, it has been found that the $1,299 base model with 256GB of storage has significantly slower SSD read and write speeds compared to the equivalent previous-generation 13-inch MacBook Pro….

Comments are closed.