Apple Watch Series 7 Expected to Feature New Watch Faces to Take Advantage of Larger Displays

Along with an increase in size for the upcoming Apple Watch Series 7, which is rumored to feature larger 41mm and 45mm sizes, Apple plans to include new watch faces that take advantage of the larger displays.

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In the latest publication of his "Power On" newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has put his weight behind recent rumors suggesting that thanks to smaller bezels and a flat-edged design, the upcoming Apple Watch will feature larger case sizes.

Compared to the current 40mm and 44mm sizes, the Series 7 will be offered in 41mm and 45mm variants. Gurman says that Apple plans to make the larger screen real-estate worthwhile by bundling it with new Apple Watch faces that utilize the larger displays.

This year's watches will come in 41-millimeter and 45-millimeter sizes, up from 40 and 44 millimeters. I'm told that Apple will bundle multiple new watch faces to take advantage of the bigger screen, including an updated Infograph Modular face. This will be the second time in the Apple Watch's history that the company has increased the display size, following the Apple Watch Series 4 in 2017.

The new Apple Watch faces will be exclusive to the Series 7 and will likely not be made available through a software update for older models.

Besides cosmetic changes, the Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to include improved performance and battery life. The Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to be unveiled at an all-digital Apple Event in September alongside the iPhone 13. Learn more about what we're expecting this fall using our guide.

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Top Rated Comments

nwcs Avatar
37 months ago
New watch faces for 1mm extra space? Really? And probably exclusive to the 7 I’d imagine. I hope they won’t pursue that path. Of course, I wish they would open up watch faces entirely. I dislike about 90% of the options available.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alpi123 Avatar
37 months ago

What about better battery life? The battery life desperately needs the attention.
Read the article lol
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HeavenDynamic Avatar
37 months ago
I'm actually very skeptical about this redesign. The flat edges is not the best design for a object that you wear on your wrist and 45mm is getting really chunky.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boak Avatar
37 months ago
This is just like camera software improvements on iPhones, tied only to the latest model. I'm sure the 44mm watches can fit Watch faces that work with the 41mm watches.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HeavenDynamic Avatar
37 months ago

But the watch itself is going to be slimmer
A thinner product with flat edges is still going to look thicker than the same product with a more rounded design
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
37 months ago
What about better battery life? The battery life desperately needs the attention.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)