We’re probably only two months away from the official announcement of the next generation iPhone and Apple Watch. As for the new Apple Watch Series 8, rumors suggest that this year’s model won’t be a significant upgrade over the Series 7, but there will definitely be some changes. With that in mind, what are the supposed features of the Apple Watch Series 8 that you’re most excited to see?
What do the rumors say
For users who already own an Apple Watch Series 7, the Series 8 might not seem like an exciting upgrade. Based on multiple reports, Apple will keep the same design as the current generation. More than that, Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to feature the same processor as Series 7, which is already the same as Series 6.
In other words, the Apple Watch Series 8 will likely look and function like an Apple Watch Series 7. So what exactly will change?
According to a recent rumor, Apple Watch Series 8 will have at least one new model with a larger 1.99-inch screen. This would give a 50 millimeter watch. However, it’s unclear if Apple will offer 41mm, 45mm, and 50mm versions of the 8-series, if the 50mm model will replace the 45mm, or even if the 50mm model will be an all-new version of the 8-series. ‘Apple Watch.
As some analysts still believe that Apple is working on a rugged edition of the Apple Watch aimed at extreme sports, the larger screen could be reserved for this model.
Apple is also reportedly testing a new body temperature sensor for Apple Watch Series 8. The sensor would allow the Apple Watch to alert users when there’s a risk they might have a fever. But according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the watch will not display specific temperature readings like a thermometer to avoid regulation by the FDA and other health agencies.
There are also rumors that Apple Watch Series 8 will get a new low-power mode that’s smarter and less drastic than the current power reserve mode.
Apple Watch Series 8 Wishlist
Of course, we also have our own Apple Watch Series 8 wishlist, which isn’t exactly based on rumours. Personally, I’m fine with Apple sticking with the same processor for another year, because the Apple Watch doesn’t need a super-powerful CPU and GPU. However, it bothers me that the battery situation has been the same since the very first Apple Watch.
Installing a larger battery inside the Apple Watch without changing its design is complicated since it is an extremely compact device. A new, more efficient processor than the current one could help extend battery life.
Some people also seem to want a new design for the Apple Watch since rumors of a new flat design. Will the Apple Watch Rugged Edition have a new design?
On top of that, there are also rumors of an updated Apple Watch SE with a new chip, but keeping the same design as the current model.
What rumored feature are you most excited to see?
Now that you know about the latest rumours, what do you expect from the Apple Watch Series 8? Share your thoughts in the poll and also in the comments section below.
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