Apple Watch Series 4 revealed; massive edge-to-edge display, dense watch face, and more

“9to5Mac can exclusively share the first look of the new Apple Watch Series 4,” Zac Hall reports for 9to5Mac. “This is the new Apple Watch that we believe Apple will unveil at its [September 12th] special event announced earlier today.”

“The biggest change is the all-new edge-to-edge display. Apple has been rumored to be working on ~15% bigger displays for both sizes of Apple Watch — that rumor has been confirmed in the images we’ve discovered,” Hall reports. “As expected, Apple has achieved this by dramatically reducing the bezel size around the watch display.”

“Also seen in the image is a new hole between the side button and Digital Crown, likely an additional microphone, and compatibility with what appears to be current watch bands,” Hall reports. “Both the Digital Crown and side button appear modified from the current Apple Watch models as well.”

Apple Watch Series 4 revealed; massive display, dense watch face, and more
Apple Watch Series 4 revealed; massive display, dense watch face, and more

 

 
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MacDailyNews Take: Looks positively delicious!

23 Comments

    1. To quote MacDailyNews:

      Nah.MacDailyNews, May 8, 2018

      Square displays allow you to do round watch faces, but round watches do not accommodate rectangles or data that’s best presented in rectangles very well.MacDailyNews, March 12, 2018

      As if the very first question Apple asked themselves in designing the Apple Watch wasn’t “should it be round or square?” No, Apple just chose square without any consideration at all in a reckless act of industrial design neglect. Because this is how Apple works, they never carefully consider anything during the design of their products. Jony Ive just assigns new category products to the newest intern and that’s how it all gets done at Apple Inc.

      “It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” — Steve Jobs

      The majority of consumers today think they want a round-faced smartwatch because the majority of wristwatches through history have been round since basically all they have done/continue to do is to tell time and, ta-da, most clocks are round. Obviously, Apple Watch is much more that just a clock. Consumers thought they needed a beard of plastic keys on their phones and floppy drives in their computers, too. Because that’s all they knew. And then, somehow, they learned to Think Different™.

      Just because “this is the way it’s always been done,” doesn’t make continuing to do so valid.

      “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” — Henry Ford

      And, of course, Apple is renowned for bowing to consumer pressure to rush ill-considered designs to market. Happens all the time. That’s why Apple had large screen iPhones on the market so early instead of at least two years late (they didn’t release larger phones until they could do them right). And why they released that Apple netbook. And why they make $49 feature phones for third world countries in an empty quest for market share, too.

      “Android watch makers [still have to] figure out they need to make square displays (lists are square, not round, and lists dominate smartwatch uses)…”MacDailyNews, August 14, 2015

      Round is wrong.MacDailyNews, September 9, 2015

      If Apple ever does release a round Apple Watch, it will be because they thought of something new that required it to be round, not because of consumers’ ingrained behaviors, misperceptions, or pressure.MacDailyNews, September 27, 2015

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  1. Another rubish-ish toy for kids to play around costing a thousand bucks to be thrown away in a couple of years. Miserable consumerism, like having a 5k bucks pro computer with no replacement parts readily available and needing a Stephen Hawking to replace its RAM.
    Oh, the garbage this company does today. Maybe someone could show them the PowerMac G4 or even the PowerBook G4 Titanium. Those were the times, when it was still the underdog fighting to be the best…

  2. I am unable to get excited about a computer on my wrist. It does not feel essential to my lifestyle. In a calamity, the iWatch will stop working shortly. Essential to my life is my iMac and iPad. My $12 Bulova with a mechanical movement tells me the time as long as I rewind it.

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