First Real-World Look Shows Apple Watch Series 7 Amid Rumors of Imminent Launch

Amid rumors that the Apple Watch Series 7 could go on sale in just a matter of weeks, new images shared with MacRumors allegedly show the new Apple Watch in the wild, giving us our first real-world look at Apple's latest watch.

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The images were initially posted on a Facebook group for Apple Watch enthusiasts, but it has been taken down since its posting. The poster of the photos claimed that they are working for a carrier who was testing the Series 7 before it officially goes on sale "later this fall."

We've so far only seen the Series 7 in Apple's marketing and promotional materials, and the company has yet to announce a date for when it will be available for purchase. The images shared today offer us our first hands-on look at the Series 7 with its larger and more expansive display. Despite rumors, the Series 7 does not feature flat-edges but instead "more rounded and softer corners," which allows the display to curve slightly over the sides.

The larger display is one of just a few design changes for the Series 7 compared to the previous generation. The Series 7 features an improved IP6X rating for dust and water resistance but internally maintains the same CPU as the Apple Watch Series 6.

While there certainly could be more internal changes for the Series 7, we'll have to wait until we get our hands on the watch itself to learn about them. For a full rundown of everything we know, be sure to check out our comprehensive roundup.

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Top Rated Comments

RadioHedgeFund Avatar
15 weeks ago
I think Apple needs to pause it’s hardware development for a year or 2 and start pumping some more dollars into software.

iOS hasn’t really changed much since 7. It’s still a small-screened OS stretched over a big screen. This so why we still have reachability as a sticking plaster. It needs redesign info from the ground up for 6” screens and one-handed use.

WatchOS does the job but the app menu is a mess. The A-Z is cumbersome and the flower arrangement unweidldy. This needs a bit of a redesign too.

iPadOS is still iOS pretending to be a desktop. Why not just rebuild it for the way users actually interact with the device? AND ADD IN MULTI USER ACCOUNTS.

TVOS hasn’t gone anywhere for a while and I guess it’s a hard place to innovate. But then the menu on my Xbox is lightning quick and never gets in the way. Something more akin to that might be preferential. I’d also like to see more made of Apple Arcade with a box sold with a controller.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
profets Avatar
15 weeks ago
Looking forward to this upgrade coming from a series 4.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BeauGiles Avatar
15 weeks ago
Love the third party knock off band that Apple/Nike should've been selling all this time...
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Shoo Avatar
15 weeks ago
Looking good. First AW ever here I come!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ValSalva Avatar
15 weeks ago
Looks nice. More than any other Apple product, the display IS the product with the Apple Watch. Bigger and brighter display with the same battery life. I'm in.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jouster Avatar
15 weeks ago
I think I’m done with this thread. It is too manly for me. Or not manly enough. I can’t decide.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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