Apple Watch Series 4 leak reveals exciting new features coming to the smartwatch

Apple Watch Series 4 leak reveals exciting new features coming to the smartwatch
A supposedly official render of the Apple Watch Series 4 was just now leaked online by 9to5Mac. Although we have a single image to work with, it does confirm most all rumors that we've heard about the watch's design.

Bigger screen


Right off the bat, there's obviously the larger display. The Apple Watch Series 4 has long been rumored to sport a 15 percent bigger screen than its predecessors and this new render seems to confirm this. Looking at the new watch face, we can see the UI spill to the sides, almost up to the bezels of the watch. The device likely has an OLED (or less likely, a microLED) display with rounded corners.

Solid-state buttons


Looking at the Digital Crown and the Side button, there's also an obvious change from previous generations. The crown seems to be more deeply embedded into the body of the watch and its opening seems to be of a different shape. Aside from this, the Side button looks quite a bit flatter and less clicky, if that makes any sense. And it actually should, as recent rumors have suggested that Apple would drop the physical Side button and Digital Crown for solid-state controls on the Apple Watch Series 4.

image source: 9to5Mac


Better waterproofing


Solid-state would mean that the button doesn't actually press in, but the feeling of pressing it is simulated by Apple's Taptic Enging, much like it is with the home buttons on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8. As for the Crown, it still physically rotates (thankfully), but the physical gap between it and the device's housing has been eliminated, thus allowing for better, more reliable waterproofing.

There also seems to be a second microphone on the Apple Watch Series 4, situated between the Digital Crown and the Side button, though we don't know what implications this has yet.


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16 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31612; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Solid state should also allow for more inner room. Maybe a bigger battery...

2. Milen_Y

Posts: 116; Member since: Jun 09, 2016

Good point! Also, in line with Kuo's predictions.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31612; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good on Apple, if implemented. Keeping the Watch the same size, but making the screen bigger, adding in a bigger battery, as well as being a little more water proof. Excellent.

3. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

same thing for me, impressive changes? where?

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4330; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

They meant iterative

5. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

He said exciting changes. I am still waiting for the excitement to happen. Not.

8. AxelFoley unregistered

Flatter and less clicky.

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Wow, so impressive...

12. Saioofi

Posts: 347; Member since: May 23, 2014

Trust me even if they redesigned the watch you’d still find something to mock.

16. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

These troll have nothing better to do. I think Android Wear is on a grand total of 5 smart watches in the world so they're just jealous

7. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

It's still a SQUARE watch. No thanks.

14. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Bye Felicia!

9. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple should keep the 38mm, 42mm, while adding another size at 52mm as their big face watch. Yes it would be big as it would cost $529-$599, but well worth it for the size.

10. Nionx

Posts: 208; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

God that's a boring design. But hey, as long its "simple" and it "just works," people will be happy with whatever magical device Apple releases.

15. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

What you call simple and boring is what the rest of the world calls elegance and class. Please stick to your $5 watches and leave the grown ups alone.

13. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I almost can't hold my excitement.https://goo.gl/5Ziy71

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