New Renders Allegedly Provide First Look at Upcoming Apple Watch With 2-Inch Display

New Renders Allegedly Provide First Look at Upcoming Apple Watch With 2-Inch Display

Apple is expected to revamp its Apple Watch for the device’s tenth anniversary, and 91mobiles has published what it claims are CAD renders of what could be the “Apple Watch X” or Apple Watch Series 10 sourced from industry insiders.

91mobiles claims the renders show a “larger” Apple Watch model featuring a 2-inch display. The current Apple Watch Series 9 sports a 1.7-inch display, while the Apple Watch Ultra boasts a 1.93-inch display, so this would be the biggest screen on an Apple Watch so far.

In the rendering, the new Apple Watch’s dimensions are said to be roughly 46 x 39.7 x 11.6mm, making it larger overall than the Series 9 but smaller than the Ultra. The renders indicate the new Apple Watch will feature a design similar to the Series 9, with a Digital Crown and Side button, and a square display.

In August 2023Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman said Apple has plans for a total revamp of its Apple Watch for the popular wearable device’s tenth birthday. Gurman calls the upcoming device “Apple Watch X,” which is the same naming convention Apple used for the tenth-anniversary iPhone X model.

Gurman says Apple is working on a thinner casing for the Apple Watch X, as well as working on different mechanisms for attaching bands to the device’s casing, which has remained the same since the device’s introduction, allowing bands to be compatible throughout all of the different generations of the Apple Watch.

Gurman says his sources tell him that the existing band system takes up a large amount of space that could be better put to use to allow for bigger batteries or other internal components. Apple is said to be mulling over a magnetic band attachment system, but it is currently unclear whether it will be ready for the Apple Watch X model.

The Apple Watch X could also introduce the use of microLED display technology for the Apple Watch X, in place of existing OLED screens. The anniversary model may also be the first Apple Watch to boast blood pressure monitoring.

As the original Apple Watch was introduced in 2014 but didn’t hit shelves until 2015, Gurman is unsure whether the Apple Watch X will be released in 2024 or 2025.

We can expect Apple to unveil new Apple Watch models sometime in September alongside its new iPhone lineup.