Apple Watch Series 4 to feature bigger screen; but will be compatible with older straps

The new Apple Watch is expected to be unveiled alongside the new iPhones in September.

  • Published: August 29, 2018 1:08 PM IST

September is said to be a big month for Apple. The company is expected to unveil three new iPhones that will be the successor to last year’s iPhone X. But alongside the iPhones, Apple is also expected to unveil new iPad, AirPods and possibly the next generation Apple Watch Series 4.

While there hasn’t been much talk about the Watch, a Bloomberg report gives more insight into the new Apple Watch while also confirming some previous rumors. According to the report, the Apple Watch series 4 is said to be a huge upgrade over its predecessor. One of its biggest highlights will be the screen, which is said to carry slimmer bezels, and offer more of an edge-to-edge experience. This more or less confirms previous rumors about the new Apple Watch sporting a 15 percent bigger screen compared to the Apple Watch Series 3.

Even with the bigger screen though, the new Apple Watch is not said to be any bigger in size, thanks to the slim bezels. The report also claims it to be compatible with older Watch straps and bands, which sounds great. This in a way, hints that Apple will continue to offer two different size variants of 38mm and 42mm. In fact, two new Apple Watches were recently spotted getting certified by the Eurasian Economic Commission in Russia, further confirming the speculation.

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Besides the bigger screen, the new Apple Watch is expected to feature a bigger battery, micro-LED display, and 1GB of RAM. Apple could also debut a new Apple S4 processor. The sizable upgrade is not just expected to be in terms of hardware. The new Apple Watch will likely be running watchOS 5, which comes with enhanced health-tracking and few other features.

  • Published Date: August 29, 2018 1:08 PM IST