One of the events to look forward in the tech industry right now is the one by Apple. This year, the Cupertino-based giant is expected to preview iOS 12, new iPhones, and a new Apple Watch. Today, much ahead of the launch, we have come across an analyst’s report about the Watch, and things look very interesting. Also Read - Apple Beats Studio Buds launched: AirPods for Android devices
According to KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo, in a gist, Apple is planning to release the new iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4 towards the end of the year, 9To5Mac reports. Kuo believes that the new Watch will come with a larger display and a new design, enhanced health monitoring, and longer battery life. Also Read - Apple introduces iOS 12.5.4 with major security updates: Is your iPhone on the list?
The rumored design change was long called-for. Apple Watch has had the same external design since the first-generation Watch. Kuo believes that the new watch will have a 15 percent larger display. Ever since Apple Watch’s first series, the device has been coming in a 38mm and 42mm screen sizes. Though it’s unclear if the larger display will affect the proportion of the chassis. Also Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his music app NaadSadhana
The report also mentions a larger battery capacity. Additionally, there are also suggestions on upgrades to the health sensors included in Apple Watch.
Though, the analyst does believes that a combination of a ‘more trendy form factor design’, the addition of new sensors beyond heart rate monitoring, and lowering of prices of older models are likely to drive Apple Watch sales to “new records”. KGI predicts that Apple will sell about 22-24 million Apple Watch units in 2018, an increase of about 30 percent year-over-year. Longer term, Kuo expects Watch sales to reach 50 million units a year.