Many Apple Watch fans were disappointed when the Series 7 was presented in the fall of 2021 with a larger display and fast charging function, but Apple made no changes to the design. Leakers previously spoke so naturally about an Apple Watch with an angular design (such as the iPhone 12/13) that many Keynote viewers after the Apple Watch presentation asked themselves the question: “What now? That is it?”
What is not, may yet come. And within a week. Apple is rumored to be releasing three new Apple Watches this year:
A Leak (via MacRumors) brings sobering insights to the Series 8. It should reappear in two different sizes 41mm and 45mm – like the Apple Watch Series 7. The red color of the PRODUCT(RED) model should be changed, while the blue colors and green seem to be removed from the program altogether. This leaves only three different colors:
The box and contents will also be identical to the Series 7. Unlike the Series 7, which struggled with delivery issues shortly after launch, the Series 8 is said to have issues with it. Good news in any case.
If Apple actually introduces a second generation of the SE Watch, it will depend on the list of features whether it is worth the upgrade for users. For Series 6 or 7 users, moving to an SE 2 would certainly be a step back, so the watch probably isn’t an option for owners of newer Apple Watch models.
The Series 8 will definitely get a new feature or two. Whether it’s a better battery, even faster charging or a new health feature. But if Apple takes the Series 7 design for the Series 8 and makes only minor feature changes, who’s going to upgrade?
A new watch design is expected for the Apple Watch (8) Pro. The hoped-for angular design has to be attributed to the Pro version. But of course, anything Apple has a “Pro” in its name has the downside of being usually quite expensive. iPhone Pro, iPad Pro, Mac Pro, iMac Pro, Macbook Pro: Even an Apple Watch Pro won’t be exactly cheap, starting prices of $1,000 are currently circulating online. Here too, customers ultimately have to consider whether a new design (including the latest features) is worth that much money to them.
If the SE 2 is a step back for many users, the Apple Watch Series 8 offers little new and the Apple Watch Pro is too expensive, the biggest Apple Watch upgrade of all time could be disappointing again. Or at the very least frustrating for those who would love to get a new Apple Watch but don’t like what’s on offer. (macworld)