Apple Watch Series 7 to feature new, larger display with 16% more pixels

When Apple unveils the new Apple Watch Series 7 as soon as this month, it will come with an all-new square-edged design and with larger case sizes, 41mm and 45mm, up from 40mm and 44mm (while still retaining the ability to use current bands) and thinner bezels all around the display.

Apple Watch Series 7 flat-edged design
Widely-expected Apple Watch Series 7 flat-edged design (Image: Matt Talks Tech)

Mark Gurman for Bloomberg:

The new screen itself — measured diagonally — will be about 1.9 inches on the larger model, up from 1.78 inches.

The bigger model will have a resolution of 396 by 484, versus 368 by 448 on the model it’s replacing. That increase means the device will have about 16% more pixels, allowing it to show more so-called complications — an industry term for the bits of information that appear on watches. The smaller model will see a similar jump, but both watches will have thinner borders around the screens.

To take advantage of the new display size, Apple has developed a series of new watch faces for the device, at least some of which may ship with the new model…

The new screen is designed with a new lamination technique that brings the display closer to the cover glass. That, among other issues, has led to production hiccups that could either delay the ship date of the Series 7 or result in supply shortages at launch.

MacDailyNews Take: For those with older Apple Watches, they’re going to be sorely tempted by the Series 7 as all Apple Watches, regardless of model and including even the current Series 6, are going to look “old” as soon as it’s unveiled. Apple is likely to see huge demand; hopefully they can make enough units to satisfy it!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. Looking at these renders, it’s clear Apple wants everything to look like an iPhone. Edge-to-edge display and squared-off sides. Even new iMac (except for “chin” area). New Watch looks like tiny strap-on iPhone with a knob 😆

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