Standard Apple Watch Series 8 Rumored to Feature Same Design as Series 7

The standard 41mm and 45mm models of the Apple Watch Series 8 will feature the same design as the Apple Watch Series 7, according to Twitter user @ShrimpApplePro, who was first to reveal that iPhone 14 Pro models would feature a new pill-and-hole display.

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Titanium will not be an option for the standard Apple Watch Series 8 models either, according to @ShrimpApplePro, but Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported that a new higher-end "extreme sports" version of the Apple Watch Series 8 will have a titanium case, so there would still be a titanium option within the overall Series 8 lineup. The "extreme" model is also expected to have a slightly larger display compared to standard Series 8 models.

@ShrimpApplePro said their source is not aware of any new sensors on the standard Apple Watch Series 8, which will supposedly enter mass production this month.

The leaker said color options for the standard Apple Watch Series 8 will include Midnight, Starlight, Silver, and (PRODUCT)RED for aluminum models and Silver and Graphite for stainless steel models. This would be fewer colors than offered for Series 7 models, which also came in finishes like Blue, Green, Space Black, and Gold.

Apple Watch Series 8 models are expected to be announced in September alongside the iPhone 14 series. watchOS 9 should be released in September as well.

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russell_314 Avatar
26 months ago

What’s the point of making yearly updates to these devices when you can barely squeeze out any new feature? Do people really upgrade their watches every year?
Car manufacturers release cars every year and sometimes with minor updates. Do you need to buy a car every year because of this? The answer is no. Slightly upgraded products are released every year for sale but that doesn’t mean you have to buy one every year ?‍♂️
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hcherry Avatar
26 months ago
I'm still on my series 4. Holding out for a more significant design update.
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
singularity0993 Avatar
26 months ago
What’s the point of making yearly updates to these devices when you can barely squeeze out any new feature? Do people really upgrade their watches every year?
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
russell_314 Avatar
26 months ago
I think some of these leakers just throw crap against the wall and some of it has to be correct. So we got the watch is going to be different and the watch is going to be the same. I bet one is right ????
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TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
26 months ago
Just drop the “Extreme” name and call it Apple Watch Pro.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DNichter Avatar
26 months ago
Looks like I am sticking with my S5 for another year, kind of a bummer.
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