Apple Watch Series 7 will lose its curves and get flatter design according to CAD renders

A new iPhone-inspired look tipped for Apple's next smartwatch
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The Apple Watch Series 7 could introduce a new look for Apple's smartwatch according to renders that allegedly tell us how the next Watch will look.

The CAD renders (above and below) obtained by 91mobiles, which are said to be from industry sources, seem to firm up previous speculation that the Series 7 will introduce a case with much flatter look than current Apple Watches and follow the design change made to Apple's latest iPhones and iPads.

Those renders also suggest that the new Watch will feature slimmer bezels to accommodate a new larger display. The speaker setup on the left of the case will apparently be changed, while the side button and Digital Crown will remain on the right side of the watch case.

WareableApple Watch Series 7 will lose its curves and get flatter design according to CAD renders

From behind, it seems we can expect a similar sensor setup with those PPG and ECG sensors featured on the Series 6 likely to be onboard again.

The report also claims that the Series 7 will come in a 44mm case size with a larger 1.8-inch display compared to the 1.73-inch screen on the 44mm version of the Series 6. There's were no details shared on a Watch Series 7 40mm version however.

WareableApple Watch Series 7 will lose its curves and get flatter design according to CAD renders

The suggested change in design falls in line with previous talk from Apple leaker Apple leaker Jon Prosser who also believed Apple was planning a flat-edged design to mirror similar changes made to the iPhone 12. He produced his own renders (pictured above) based on images and CAD designs he'd had his eyes on.

A new-look Watch was also reported by Bloomberg, who said there would be changes to accommodate a new display and thinner bezels.

We are creeping up to the time when Apple tends to hold its September event where it usually announces new Watches alongside new iPhones, so we might not have to wait too long to find out if the curves are out and a flatter look is in for its smartwatch. We'll also find out if rumored features like a bigger battery or non-invasive blood pressure monitoring will make the cut too.


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Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of T3.com.

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.


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