Mehul Das17 June 2022 11:34:16 IST
Although the Apple Watch Series 7 was one of the best-selling portable products Apple has ever made, it lacked some features that Apple had originally planned to add to the watch. Most of these features will be found in this year’s most anticipated portable device, the Apple Watch Series 8.
Rumors suggest that apart from lots of newly added features The Apple Watch Series 8 will also feature a redesigned case and a fresh design language. Although there is no clarity on when the upcoming portable device from Apple will be launched, it will in all probability be presented together with the upcoming iPhone 14 series.
We take a look at everything we know about the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8.
Apple Watch Series 8: The lineup
Although there will be the main range of Apple Watch Series 8, rumors suggest that there will be one or two more watches from Apple that will have basically the same specifications and everything, but some important and new features have been removed. Think of them as a minor upgrade to the current Apple Watch Series 7.
This lighter version can be called the Apple Watch SE. There is also a possibility that Apple takes a cue from Samsung, and comes with a more robust and tougher watch, called the Apple Watch Explorer.
Apple Watch Series 8: A new design
While the basic design will resemble the watches of the current generation, some minor adjustments will be made if leaks and digital renderings circulating online are something to go by. The biggest change in design that many believe Apple will implement is to choose flat sides instead of a curved one. The screen is also likely to be flatter.
Apple Watch Series 8: Size
Based on Apple’s latest release, it seems likely that the Apple Watch Series 8 will be available in 41 mm and 45 mm dials. With that said, display analyst Ross Young has revealed that there is a great possibility that a third size, one that sits between 41 mm and 45 mm alternatives, can be made available this year.
Apple Watch Series 8: Chip and Connection
Do not expect the circuit that drives the Apple Watch Series 8 to be phenomenally powerful and a big step forward compared to the S7 SoC, but a speed bump is likely. Apple did not make a big performance leap with the Apple Watch Series 7 compared to the Apple Watch Series 6. There is also a very good possibility that Apple will relaunch the S7 as the S8 SoC with some adjustments that would improve performance.
We can certainly expect that Apple will offer its next watch in both GPS and mobile options, which has been the case in previous years.
Apple Watch Series 8: Features
As always, Apple will focus on health. A new temperature sensor may be added in 2022. Reports have also indicated that car accident detection may come to a future Apple Watch and iPhone and possibly also to the Apple Watch Series 8 and iPhone 14.
Apple also wanted to add tracking and detection of sleep apnea to the Apple Watch Series 8, so there is also a high possibility that it can be included as a feature.
Mark Gruman, an expert on everything that Apple has said that future iPhones can get satellite connection and in principle will be able to function as a satellite phone. The Apple Watch Series 8 is also said to have this feature, but we would not invest in that. If they still implement this feature, carriers will be able to send short emergency messages when they are out of reach of the mobile tower.
Apple Watch Series 8: Pricing and Availability.
Well, this is where things get a little difficult. As we most likely said, Apple will unveil the Watch Series 8 along with the iPhone 14, but their priority will obviously be the iPhone 14 when it comes to shipping the products to customers.
Given that Apple, like most other technology companies, will continue to face chip shortages and logistical issues, it is impossible to pinpoint a date when the Apple Watch Series 8 will be available to customers.
In terms of pricing, if the company sticks to the pricing of the Apple Watch Series 7, expect the 41mm Apple Watch Series 8 to start at $ 399 for 41mm and $ 429 for 45mm and increase from there, depending on the straps and case options.
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