Apple Watch Series 7 to Feature Several New Faces to Take Advantage of Display With 16% More Pixels

Apple is developing several new watch face options that will take advantage of the larger screen size of the upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 models, reports Bloomberg.

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The Apple Watch Series 7 models will come in 41mm and 45mm body sizes, up from the current 40mm and 44mm sizes. For the 45mm model, the screen will measure in at 1.9 inches diagonally, up from 1.78 inches, and it will have a resolution of 396 x 484, up from 368 x 448, which equates to 16 percent more pixels.

Bloomberg has not provided similar details for the 41mm model, but it too will see a comparable increase in body size, and both models will have slimmed down display borders.

The larger 45mm Apple Watch will have more space for complications, and Apple has multiple new watch faces in the works to go along with the Series 7 models.

A Modular Max watch face will offer the digital time alongside a small complication like temperature, while additional larger complications will be stacked on top of each other below. It's similar to Infograph Modular, but can show more than one large complication.

A Continuum face will shift based on "the flow of time and the current hour," and a new world time watch face will allow users to see all 24 time zones simultaneously. An external dial will display the time zones, while an inner dial will display the time in each location. Bloomberg says it's similar to watch faces popularized by luxury watch makers Patek Philippe, Breitling, and others.

There's a new Hermes watch face that features numbers that change hour by hour, and a new Nike watch face with numbers that change based on a person's motion.

The Apple Watch Series 7 will also feature a new S7 chip and a flat-edged design that will match the design of the iPhone 13, but we are not expecting new health features.

Apple is expected to introduce the new Apple Watch at an event that's set to be held in September, but recent rumors of production issues may see the actual launch delayed or watch supplies limited when it first debuts.

Next year, Bloomberg says that Apple will debut a new low-end Apple Watch SE, and a rugged model aimed at extreme sports users alongside the traditional flagship update.

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Top Rated Comments

gsmornot Avatar
16 months ago
I think we are far enough along in the lifecycle to allow developers to make watch faces.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jkntsh Avatar
16 months ago
You guys wrote almost this same article four days ago:

https://www.macrumors.com/2021/08/29/apple-watch-series-7-new-watch-faces/
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmaier Avatar
16 months ago

Man, without any new health features, I don't know how Apple will be able to market this device and hype it up. At least with the S6, you got the inclusion of the blood oxygen sensor and faster charging.

The rumors point to the redesign as being the noticeable big change from the S6, which doesn't sound like much....Apple will really have to lean in on the redesign and hype it up...because from a health standpoint, it doesn't seem like the S7 will be including any new sensors...
Um… why?

They don’t really think a lot of S7 purchasers will be S6 owners. So they just need to explain why the S7 is better than competitors, and better than S0, S1, S2, S3, S4, and, to some extent, S5.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tubedogg Avatar
16 months ago
"Water is wet," Bloomberg breathlessly proclaims, and MacRumors is hot on the scoop.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nwcs Avatar
16 months ago
I will not buy a new watch that is 16% larger screen area. That’s really not that much of a difference. And with “exclusive” faces that could likely be done with existing 4-6 and SE watches. Besides, the vast majority of the watch faces are either ugly or useless in function.

Apple, make a watch face UI designer and let others design it. For that matter, let us remove or hide watch faces that we don’t want to see in the gallery when we do change things. Takes too long to navigate all the dross on the watch when changing things. Same with the watch app.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bazooka-joe Avatar
16 months ago
I found this on Twitter and there is quite a substantial difference in screen size between the 44mm and 45mm



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