Apple is engaged on an Apple Watch Collection 8 mannequin with a bigger show, in response to DSCC’s Ross Younger and Haitong Worldwide Securities’s Jeff Pu.
In October final 12 months, Younger instructed that the Apple Watch Collection 8 may are available three show sizes. Now, responding to a question concerning the rumor on Twitter, Younger claims that the extra show dimension becoming a member of the Apple Watch lineup shall be 1.99-inches in dimension diagonally.
Likewise, in a observe to traders seen by MacRumors, analyst Jeff Pu talked about that Apple provider Luxshare would be the “sole provider” for a “high-end” 2-inch Apple Watch mannequin this 12 months. It appears probably that the 1.99-inch show dimension offered by Younger has merely been rounded up by Pu.
A 1.99-inch Apple Watch show dimension compares to 1.691-inches on the 41mm Apple Watch Collection 7 and 1.901-inches on the 45mm Apple Watch Collection 7. The brand new show dimension would provide a further 0.089-inches of area diagonally over the 45mm Apple Watch Collection 7, which is sort of a 5 % improve.
It’s potential that the marginally bigger show dimension pertains to the rumored redesign for the Apple Watch Collection 8 with flat edges. Earlier this 12 months, the leaker often known as “ShrimpApplePro,” who accurately mentioned that the Apple Watch Collection 7 would function a rounded design just like the Apple Watch Collection 6, claimed that Apple was engaged on a “flat entrance glass show” for the Apple Watch Collection 8. It appears believable that an Apple Watch design with flat edges, first raised by leaker Jon Prosser in 2021, would function a barely bigger flat high floor space, which may clarify a 5 % show dimension improve, though this stays hypothesis.
Additionally it is of observe that Younger and Pu’s claims may additionally line up with rumors about this 12 months’s “rugged” Apple Watch mannequin, which is predicted to hitch the Apple Watch lineup alongside the opposite Collection 8 fashions. Flagship Apple Watches have traditionally solely ever been supplied in two dimension choices, so a 3rd, bigger show dimension may correlate with a brand new, further Apple Watch “Explorer Version” variant, particularly if that is additionally the mannequin to supply a brand new design with flat edges.
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