New report from Bloomberg Today offers more details on what to expect from the Apple Watch Series 7 this year. previously reported that Apple Watch Series 7 will come with new exclusive watch faces to take advantage of the enlarged display, today’s report clarifies what to expect.
The report confirms that Apple plans to sell the Apple Watch Series 7 in 41mm and 45mm sizes.
First, Bloomberg says the new 41mm and 45mm dimensions refer to the vertical case size. The Apple Watch screen will measure about 1.9 inches on the 45mm model, up from 1.78 inches on the current 44mm model. The 45mm model is reported to have a resolution of 396 × 484 pixels, compared to 368 × 448 pixels for the Series 6. This gives the Apple Watch Series 7 16% more pixels than its predecessor.
Thus, it will give the Apple Watch Series 7 additional screen real estate for new watch faces. Bloomberg details these new watch faces, including Modular Max, Continuum, and the new world time watch face:
- Modular Max will digitally display the time along with one small complication with larger complications that span the entire length of the screen, stacked on top of each other below. This is an upgrade over the current Infograph Modular, which can only show one big difficulty.
- Continuum will change depending on the passage of time and the current hour.
- The world clock face – the internal name – Atlas and World Timer – will allow the user to see all 24 time zones at the same time. The outer dial shows the time zones, while the inner dial shows the time at each location. Users will be able to choose to display the time in digital or analog format. This dial is similar to the dial popularized by Patek Philippe, Breitling and Vacheron Constantin.
In addition to these new faces, Bloomberg also adds that Apple is developing new faces for the Hermes and Nike versions of the Apple Watch. This company is testing a new face for Hermes with “numbers that change hour by hour” and a new face for Nike with numbers that change based on your movement.
Looking to the future until 2022, Bloomberg says Apple plans to update the Apple Watch SE version, a new rugged model and the so-called Apple Watch Series 8. As previously reported, Apple is also planning to release a body temperature sensor as early as next year.