As we inch closer to Apple debuting Apple Watch Series 8, it is once again rumored that the wearable will feature a flat-edge design. The new design with flat edges was first rumored to be added to Apple Watch Series 7. However, it may ultimately be added to this year’s lineup.
Leaker says Apple Watch Series 8 will feature a flat front glass display
Tweeted originally by ShrimpApplePro and brought forth by YouTuber Jon Prosser, who was the first to claim that Apple Watch Series 7 could feature YouTuber Jon Prosser, it seems that the upcoming lineup could sport a redesign.
ShrimpApple Pro wrote:
Heard from source today that there is a flat front glass display for Apple Watch display. High change that this is the front glass for the Apple Watch Series 8. Haven’t heard any on how’s the redesign housing nor which model yet.
ShrimpApplePro also referenced an old tweet about Apple Watch Series 7, in which they predicted all the changes in the lineup, barring the color options.
While no analysts have pointed to Series 8 getting a redesign, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman has said that this will be one of the biggest years for the wearable platform. Previously, Gurman has reported that Apple will be launching three new Apple Watches this year; the Apple Watch Series 8, an updated Apple Watch SE, and an Apple Watch geared toward extreme sports.
Another feature that was initially rumored for Series 7 and is now expected to be added to Series 8 is a body-temperature sensor. TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier in May revealed that the sensor could be added to the upcoming lineup.
Kuo said that the tech giant originally planned to add a body temperature measurement feature to the Apple Watch Series 7 however it was ultimately scrapped because the algorithm failed to qualify before the device entered the engineering validation testing (EVT) stage last year. The Apple Watch Series 8 could end up featuring the body temperature sensor if the “algorithm can meet Apple’s high requirements before mass production.”