Following disappointment when the Apple Watch Series 7 was unveiled in 2021 with largely the identical design and options because the Series 6, rumormongers are once more hopeful that this 12 months’s replace will function a significant redesign. The newest report now says the gently curved edges which have graced each mannequin since 2015 can be changed on the Series 8 by one thing sharper and flatter and extra consistent with the design language of the present iPhones and iPads.
Earlier this week leaker ‘ShrimpApplePro’ tweeted: “Heard from source today that there is a flat front glass display for apple watch display. High chance that this is the front glass for the Apple Watch Series 8.”
This was, in flip, picked up by Jon Prosser, who mentioned the rumor approvingly in Tuesday’s episode of Front Page Tech. That’s unsurprising as a result of this new report represents a shot at vindication for Prosser, who was the principle cheerleader for the redesign rumor in May final 12 months. “Up to the very last second,” he says, “everyone was 99% expecting a flat Apple Watch. But then…”
When the Series 7 appeared, it was principally a Series 6 with a barely bigger display screen. No flat edges. No massive redesign. No new processor. It wasn’t simply Prosser who acquired it fallacious—different big-name analysts and leakers concurred together with his claims, together with Mark Gurman and Ming-Chi Kuo. And, as Prosser now factors out, he did say on the time that the leaks he was receiving would possibly really apply to the Series 8.
If ShrimpApplePro has acquired this one proper, then redemption may very well be at hand, and the theories might grow to be true. It ought to be famous that ShrimpApplePro, whereas a comparatively unproven leaker who shouldn’t be but tracked for accuracy on AppleMonitor, did precisely report the iPhone 14 Pro’s tablet+gap cutout show final September, lengthy earlier than different shops confirmed the change.
The new Apple Watch is predicted to launch in September with a brand new “rugged” choice and probably a pores and skin temp sensor. You can sustain with the newest rumors with our Apple Watch Series 8 information.