We shouldn’t be surprised if an upgrade of Apple Watch come out of Apple’s iPhone event in September.
The Apple Watch Series 3 was announced on 12 Sept 2017, and went on sale 10 days later. Which means it’s almost time for the next update. Besides all the rumors going around detailing the next-gen Apple Watch already, there are hints that Apple Watch 4 is indeed set to launch next month. That’s because French Apple site Consomac has found the model numbers for the upcoming Apple Watch Series 4 family in an official regulatory filing, reports Chris Smith in BGR.
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Apple’s new model numbers suggest. Apple will launch six distinct Series 4 watches, likely three for each size. The models are: A1977, A1978, A1975, A1976, A2007, and A2008.
So, what can we expect from the new Apple Watch 4?
The rumors surrounding Apple Watch 4 include a larger screen, bigger battery, and maybe an official sleep tracking app, given all of the company’s digital health initiatives.
It sounds like the new Apple Watch will boast a 15% larger display, made possible by reduced bezels. The new Watch 4 may also be thinner and lighter. According to one source, the Apple Watch 4 will have an edge-to-edge display, which would be larger than the one on the Apple Watch 3, according to Mac World.
Another rumor suggests Apple Watch 4 will have a round face, much like a traditional analogue wristwatch.
The Apple Watch 4 could feature modular straps, loaded with technology for monitoring your health, and even provide an extended battery life. Modular straps could also be useful for health monitoring.
According to a report from late 2017, the Watch 4 could get an upgraded heart rate tracker with EKG technology, which a first for Apple. The rumor comes from Bloomberg who spoke to people familiar with Apple Watch 4 plans.
It’s almost certain the Apple Watch 4 will run the newly announced watchOS 5 software, which is going have upgraded fitness features, the Siri watch face and much more.
You can use your current Apple Watch as a camera viewfinder to take a remote photo with your iPhone, but you can’t use it to take photos by itself or make video calls. Now, it appears that a camera could find its way into the new watch, if the rumors about the modular straps are correct.
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There’s no word on the Apple Watch 4 price, but it’s likely to be around the same as the Apple Watch 3 which is around £329 / $329 / AU$459 for the smaller 38mm version.
Possibly September 2018 alongside new iPhones.