Apple plans to include new watch faces for use on the upcoming Apple Watch Series 7’s larger 41mm and 45mm sizes, predicts Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The new watch faces will take advantage of the additional screen real estate.
In his latest “Power On” newsletter, Gurman backs up previous rumors that suggest the Series 7 will feature a larger cases size with smaller bezels and a flat-edged design.
While the current Apple Watch Series 6 is available in current 40mm and 44mm sizes, many rumors have said that the Series 7 will be offered in 41mm and 45mm variants. Gurman says Apple will make good use of the additional screen area.
This year’s watches will come in 41-millimeter and 45-millimeter sizes, up from 40 and 44 millimeters. I’m told that Apple will bundle multiple new watch faces to take advantage of the bigger screen, including an updated Infograph Modular face. This will be the second time in the Apple Watch’s history that the company has increased the display size, following the Apple Watch Series 4 in 2017.
The new Apple Watch faces will be limited to use on the Series 7 and will likely not be made available through a software update for older models.
The Apple Watch Series 7 is also expected to feature a bump in performance and lengthier battery life. It is expected to debut alongside the iPhone at an all-digital media event to be held in September.