The Apple Watch Series 7 could come in slightly bigger 41mm and 45mm sizes
UPDATE: Another photo of a potential wrist band has surfaced from leaker Majin Bu. This time the wristband looks like a braided Solo Loop, like the ones Apple first introduced last year. On it it reads '41mm' for the alleged smaller Apple Watch size and '2' for the wristband size. Majin Bu states that the sizes should be identical to previous models.
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We know from recent reports that the Apple Watch Series 7 is likely to have a new sharp edge design, following in the footsteps of the newest iPhones and iPads. Now we have new leaks that also hint at increased sizes, with the 40mm going to 41mm and the 44mm going to 45mm.
The rumor first appeared on Chinese social media Weibo via a leakster going by Uncle Pan. He shares that the increase with 1mm to the Apple Watch sizes could be coming, and if it is, existing wristbands will still work with them.
If the redesign reports prove to be true, it would be completely conceivable that Apple can make use of that new flat surface and push the screen size even further, resulting in a slightly bigger smartwatch overall. Another reason could be a bigger battery, which will be possible if the rumors of an allegedly smaller S7 chip are true.
To further support this supposed size increase, another leak surfaced on Twitter in the form of a photo reposted by DuanRui, who often reshares reliable leaks. The image shows what seems to be a leather strap for the Apple Watch with ‘45MM’ engraved on it. It’s important to mention that the photo was a follow-up post by the same Uncle Pan mentioned earlier. Nevertheless, the repost by DuanRui does give the rumor a tad more credibility.
Whatever the case may be, the Apple Watch Series 7 is at least very likely to have that new design this year. We don’t even have to wait that long to find out if these rumors are for real since mid-September is almost here.
This time around, however, it is expected that Apple will divide its announcements into multiple days, so it is not yet clear which date the new smartwatches will get revealed.
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