Kuo: Apple Watch Series 10 to Get Larger Screen and Thinner Design

This year's Apple Watch Series 10 will be thinner and come in larger screen sizes than previous models, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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In his latest industry note shared on Medium, Kuo said the screen size options on the next-generation Apple Watch will increase from 41mm to 45mm, and from 45mm to 49mm, while being encased in a thinner design. For reference, the Apple Watch Ultra has a 49mm case.

As for Apple Watch Ultra, Kuo said it will remain "roughly the same" this year, although if production yields meet expectations, a new dark/black case color option could be made available.

Apple will also start using 3D printing technology to manufacture Apple Watch components later this year, following extensive testing which has significantly improved the production efficiency. Kuo said BLT will be the supplier of 3D-printed components.

Bloomberg previously reported that the 2024 Apple Watch could be labeled the "Apple Watch X" to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Apple Watch, but Kuo made no mention of this possibility in his latest note. Bloomberg also said that Apple is considering a magnetic band attachment system that will allow the design to be made thinner, but it is unclear whether the system will be ready or present on the 2024 Apple Watch.

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Top Rated Comments

tuckerjj Avatar
4 weeks ago
The Apple Watch is the one Apple product that genuinely needs to get thinner. Between this redesign and the dropping of support in watchOS 11 this is definitely going to be the year I finally upgrade from my series 4.
Score: 48 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NMBob Avatar
4 weeks ago
I ain't buying one until the screen size rivals that of the iPhone 16 Super Pro Jumbo Max.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xyz01 Avatar
4 weeks ago

The Apple Watch is the one Apple product that genuinely needs to get thinner. Between this redesign and the dropping of support in watchOS 11 this is definitely going to be the year I finally upgrade from my series 4.
I disagree. It really needs better battery life first - when it reaches a week out can get thinner.

At a minimum, I think three days of activities should be possible with no recharge: charge it Thursday night, go away for the weekend, get home to the charger Sunday night.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kirkmc Avatar
4 weeks ago
The increase in size doesn't make sense. Apple has been actively marketing the watch for younger people, and a 45mm case will be too large for them. Also, many women find the 41mm the right size, and 45mm will be too large. If anything, they need to also make a 45mm Apple Watch Ultra for women.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dsigno Avatar
4 weeks ago
And same crappy 18 hour battery life...
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ps3zocker Avatar
4 weeks ago
This is confusing. The mm sizes were always the case height, right? So this would be a massive increase in size. I‘m not sure I like that.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)