Apple Watch Series 3 could feature brand new form factor, coming along with new iPhones
by Victor Hristov / Aug 07, 2017, 1:26 AM
We have just heard the big news about the Apple Watch: the new model, likely to be called Series 3, is expected to make its debut alongside the announcement of the three new iPhones in September. A massive scoop by Bloomberg also revealed that the new Series 3 Watch will support data connectivity on its own, so it will not need to be tethered to your iPhone to get updates.
But did you know that the new Apple Watch will also look different from the previous two? This is what Apple analyst and insider John Gruber says on his blog, citing an 'unconfirmed little birdie'. So yes, definitely take this with a grain of salt, but keep in mind that it's a possibility.
New look for the Apple Watch Series 3Does that mean we will finally get the round Apple Watch that many people have been wishing for? Or will it be a redesigned square model similar to what we have currently? There is no further information, so we can only guess, but we have earlier heard speculation about Apple considering the round form factor.
Summing up things about the new Apple Watch Series 3, it shapes up to be a device that will have a 4G LTE version and that should be able to send or receive texts and messages from social media in a way similar to an iPad, but it's not yet clear whether you'd be able to place and receive calls on the Apple Watch. Currently, calls are forwarded to Apple Watch from the iPhone and you can take a call on the Watch and speak to the built-in mic. You can also pair your wireless headphones like Apple's AirPods for a more discrete calling experience.
Apple was rumored to be getting ready an LTE Apple Watch late last year, but was allegedly stopped short in its plans due to power consumption issues.
source: Daring Fireball
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As a fan of the classic watch face, looks good if it's truth, but still needs to charge everyday...
posted on Aug 07, 2017, 1:29 AM 2
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It doesn't matter as long as we need only less than 1 hour to charge the watch
posted on Aug 08, 2017, 7:02 AM 0
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The watch face needs to stay on all the time as well, like a number of other smart watches. Plus if it's round, then a lot of people on this site and many others have to eat some crow. Especially when a number of people were stating that a square watch was a better design and it makes a more functional smart watch. That was proven wrong with Samsung's Gear and the multitude of round Android Wear watches.
posted on Aug 09, 2017, 10:23 PM 0
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Damn! It got uglier. No thanks!
posted on Aug 07, 2017, 1:58 AM 2
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This is just an artistic render we used for illustration, it has nothing to do with a possible redesign by Apple.
posted on Aug 07, 2017, 2:01 AM 7
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I doubt they'll make it circular, that'd be too mainstream. Apple can get away with making something ugly and over time your perception of it alters and it becomes acceptable. I suspect they might make it thinner and reduce the bezels but nothing like redesigning basic shape otherwise all the developers will have to have two version of their apps depending on the form factor.
posted on Aug 07, 2017, 4:35 AM 2
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All apple has to do is kill off support for the older versions...they know their fans will buy into round watches once it is put in front of them as an option. And those who paid over $10,000 for a dorky looking square will happily pay at least $15,000 for a round one.
posted on Aug 07, 2017, 7:49 AM 1
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The rectangular Apple Watch is really ugly so a move to a more traditional watch shape is a good move. Apple will have to improve on this one though it is an improvement but still toy-like and not impressive
posted on Aug 07, 2017, 9:12 AM 0
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NO. DAMN. CIRCULAR. FACE. IT"S. SO. IMPRACTICAL.
posted on Aug 07, 2017, 4:16 PM 0
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The conventional watch is circular because the hands move in a circular motion. It makes sense. Digital watches tended to be more square because the time was displayed as a rectangle. Smart watches are displaying notifications, texts and other information which is more easily read on a rectangular/square screen. So it makes sense for it to be square, even if it does look a bit stupid.
posted on Aug 08, 2017, 9:28 AM 0
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