Apple is expected to launch a new Watch later this year. The new Apple Watch could launch in September 2021 alongside the new iPhone models. Rumours are rife that the upcoming Apple Watch, dubbed as Series 7 will launch with an all-new design. Design renders of the upcoming Apple smartwatch have leaked already. These renders suggest that Apple will opt for a flat-edge design on the upcoming smartwatch similar to the iPhone 12 series. A new report now claims that the company is emphasising improving the battery life of its next smartwatch. Let’s take a look at more details on the Apple Watch Series 7 features, specs, and other details.
Apple Watch Series 7 could offer a bigger battery
Apple is expected to launch Watch Series 7 in September. Ahead of the launch, some key details around the battery life have been tipped. According to MacRumors, citing Ming-Chi Kuo, the upcoming Apple Watch could pack a bigger battery. While the size of the Apple Watch is likely to remain the same, it is expected to become slightly thicker, which is unlikely to be noticeable.
Apple is also tipped to use a double-sided System-on-Chip (SoC) – rumoured as the S7 chip – to make more space under the hood. The company could ditch adding new sensors to the already-loaded Apple Watch this year for more battery life.
The Series 6 44mm variant packs a 1.17Wh battery, whereas the 40mm variant packs a 1.024Wh battery. Both variants are claimed to offer up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge. There are no details available on the Series 7’s battery capacity at the time of writing this.
Bloomberg recently claimed that Apple is working on the rumoured body temperature sensor. This sensor, however, is likely to feature in the 2022 Apple Watch. The blood-sugar sensor for glucose level monitoring is also unlikely to be commercial-ready for several more years.
Regarding this year’s launch, the Apple Watch Series 7 is likely to get many upgrades. These include a faster processor, an updated screen size and improved wireless connectivity. Rumours also suggest that Apple has tested the Series 7 with thinner borders and a new lamination technique that brings the display closer to the front cover. It will be slightly thicker compared to Series 6. Also, the smartwatch for iPhone will feature an updated UWB chip (possibly U2) and come in multiple colours, including Pastel Green and Blue colour options. It is also likely to come in Black and Silver colour options.
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