Apple Watch Series 4: Rumored specs, price, release date

“The Apple Watch debuted back in 2015, and in the three years since it’s become the top smartwatch on the market. But it’s also kept a pretty similar-looking design,” Scott Stein writes for CNET. “Updates have included GPS and full swim-ready water resistance in the Apple Watch Series 2, and on-board cellular connectivity in Apple Watch Series 3. The next version could finally be where Apple makes some bigger changes in how it actually looks.”

“The Apple Watch has dropped a bit in price over the last few years, but the Apple Watch Series 3 starts at $329 (£329/AU$459), which seems like a logical territory for a next-gen model,” Stein writes. “A cellular version, just like Series 3, would cost more.”

“A spring report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (who’s had a great track record on Apple rumors) says the next Apple Watch will have a 15% larger display,” Stein writes. “The existing Apple Watch models all have a fair amount of bezel that’s kept hidden by the smartwatch’s black borders and mostly black OLED readouts, but going for a more edge to edge look would make sense and open up more room for information and messages.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Losing that damn bezel will be a boon for readability and for usability!


    1. Watches were originally round due to tech reasons, which is a big part of good design. Analog watch hands and time in a circle with the hands equally reaching to each hours/minute made a lot of sense. Watches and clocks were a brilliant design for their time. The visual gave/gives a good sense of where the time is heading and a sense of its place in the whole. We are all still holding on to analog time because it give good reference to the past and future, me thinks.

  1. Apple please make it thinner. Ideally about half as thick as the Series 3. I don’t know if that will ever be technically feasible. But as an owner of all three series they sit high off the arm which feels large, clunky and crude.

    1. I guess thickness is on perception. I dont think it is thick at all. But then again, I wore a Casio G-Shock for many years prior. The G-Shock is 16.9mm thick where as my series 2 is only 11.4mm.

      I saw it as getting a very thin profile watch as well as one that is not as heavy as I wore for so many years.

  2. There are some medical additions that would be pretty important for Apple to add:

    PulseOx would be a killer feature. Most PulseOx devices fit on your finger, but there is one from HoMedics that can get a reading from only one side of a finger ( This should be easy for Apple to pick up with a payment to HoMedics.

    Want to go further? Put PulseOx into an EKG app. Oxygen levels are critical in evaluating patients under cardiac stress.

    Glucose levels? Tim Cook reportedly lost 30 pounds using “something” with the ApplePhone – and he took it off the watch before a Developers Conference. Maybe it is time to put it back on. Diabetes is a huge health issue and Apple needs to be at the front of advancements, not following.

    Looking at the potential of these three available advances would blow the AppleWatch market wide open.

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