Last year, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that the Apple Watch Series 7 would be getting some sort of redesign. Now, a new rumor suggests that Apple will redesign the Apple Watch with a flat design similar to its other recent hardware updates, and release a new color.
The rumor comes from leaker Jon Prosser, who cryptically revealed the information in a delivery of his Genius Bar podcast with Sam Kohl (via AppleTrack). Prosser seemingly has more information and maybe a rendering of the redesign is coming soon, but for now, he teased that the Apple Watch Series 7 will have a redesign similar to other Apple hardware updates.
This seemingly means that the Apple Watch Series 7 will get a flat-bezel design, similar to the iPhone 12, iPad Pro, and iPad Air. Kohl and Prosser describe the Apple Watch version of this design as “more subtle” than what we’ve seen with other products.
The Genius Bar podcast also indicated that the Apple Watch Series 7 will come in a new green color option for the first time, similar to the green Apple is using on the AirPods Max.
As a refresher, here’s what Kuo reported last September:
Kuo explains that the Apple Watch Series 6 is expected to resemble the Apple Watch Series 4 and Apple Watch Series 5 form factor, with the “main selling point” of this year’s upgrade being the addition of blood oxygen measurement. However, looking ahead to 2021, the analyst writes that he expects “a significant change in form factor design with new Apple Watch models at the earliest in 2H21.”
Also in the podcast episode, Prosser vaguely refers to a new AirTag magnetic accessory of some sort, but no further details were provided.
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