Here's your first look at the Apple Watch Series 5

Here's your first look at the Apple Watch Series 5
Apple's wearables unit was its fastest-growing division during the company's fiscal third-quarter which covered April through June. Revenue attributed to wearables rose 48.3% year-over-year to $5.53 billion. The product that is driving such growth is the Apple Watch; the smartwatch has not only established itself as a tool for measuring a user's physical activities, it has also gained notoriety as a health-related device that will monitor a person's heart rate and heart rhythms (with the electrocardiogram feature found on the Apple Watch Series 4).

Reliable TF International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has already told clients to expect the Apple Watch Series 5 to be introduced during the same event that takes the wraps off of the 2019 iPhones; this is supposed to take place on September 10th. He also said that the device will look essentially the same as the current model with the edge-to-edge AMOLED display (this time produced by long-time Apple supplier Japan Display). However, animation discovered in the latest WatchOS 6 beta revealed that there will be a version of the Apple Watch Series 5 with a titanium casing and a version with a ceramic casing. The timepiece will remain available in 40mm and 44mm case sizes. Ceramic was already used on both the Series 2 and Series 3 models of the watch but was dropped for Series 4.

Today, we get our first look at the Apple Watch Series 5 through an image from a private Instagram account that was published by tipster Slashleaks. Based on the information shown on the unit's display, the device in the photo is running WatchOS 6 and carries a model number of A2157. Of course, this doesn't guarantee that the picture shows exactly what it claims to since the 2018 and 2019 models will look the same. The A2157 model number, however, was found in a filing made with the Eurasian Economic Commission along with model numbers belonging to unreleased iPhones.

WatchOS 6 will give the Apple Watch its own independent App Store


We could see the new Apple Watch support a gesture navigation system that appeared in a patent application filed by the tech giant. The illustrations included with the filing showed that by flicking their wrist, users could scroll through messages; answering a call could be as easy as making a fist. One long-awaited feature, sleep monitoring, isn't expected to be a native feature on the device until next year's model.


WatchOS 6 will soon be released and is expected to include an independent App Store for the Apple Watch and certain apps like the calculator, Audiobooks, Voice Memos will run directly from the device. Users will be able to see their fitness data over a longer period of time using the new "Trends" feature, battery life should show an improvement, and a number of new watch faces will be made available.

While the Apple Watch is at the vanguard of the company's health initiatives, earlier this week we pointed out that a number of key departures have reportedly left Apple's health unit without leadership and direction. There seems to be a split among members of this group as some want Apple to stop creating features that monitor the health and wellness of healthy people and start focusing on problems faced by the healthcare system today. That would include the treatments of chronic disease, medical devices, telemedicine, and health payments. However, there is no denying that other smartwatch manufacturers are trying to keep up with Apple. Samsung added an ECG scanner to the Galaxy Watch Active 2 as have other companies including Amazfit. 

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13 Comments

1. Dbosss unregistered

It looks the same! Thank you!

2. apple-rulz

Posts: 2112; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I have the series 4, so this falls into the no reason to buy category. Looking forward to Watch OS 6!

6. Damac71nina

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Just give us a bigger option no need to upgrade I’ll stick with the series 3. I bought series 4 and felt there was no difference besides a slightly bigger screen and returned it. I’ll upgrade when they make a 46-48mm version

7. mackan84

Posts: 453; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Yep it’s going to be like smartphones. One step at a time, no need to rush.

8. jjface

Posts: 238; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

im sorry there is an error. all i see is the apple watch gen 1. or.is that gen 2? Can you post the photos of gen 5 please.

18. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1113; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

They're all the same with different series number and almost different straps ;)

23. gadgetpower

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Funny how you said that just to troll. Now go to your beloved gears. They’re really pretty.

12. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 889; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

1st look?? Nothing new.. what is so special? Same old design

22. gadgetpower

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Is it really necessary to have a new look and design every year? Its not easy and not business friendly. There’s a reason why apple is interchanging bands and type of watch.

13. cozze02

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Lol, you could also preload this article for all the way to gen 10 to save yourself some time, boring design again and again.

14. Vancetastic

Posts: 1291; Member since: May 17, 2017

I wish it worked with other operating systems.

21. gadgetpower

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

With apple, nope! Exclusive for those rich people.

35. ankit1432

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 28, 2019

I have never come across such smartwatches But I do aspire to buy one ASAP. Apple seems to be a better brand for smartwatches than Samsung.

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