Apple Watch Series 7 vs. Series 6 and earlier

Apple on Tuesday announced Apple Watch Series 7, featuring a reengineered Always-On Retina display with significantly more screen area and thinner borders, making it the largest and most advanced display ever. The narrower borders allow the display to maximize screen area, while minimally changing the dimensions of the watch itself.

The stunning Apple Watch Series 7 display is nearly 20 percent larger than that of Apple Watch Series 6, and over 50 percent larger than that of Apple Watch Series 3, with an optimized user interface for greater readability and ease of use.
The Apple Watch Series 7 display is nearly 20% larger than that of Apple Watch Series 6, and over 50% larger than that of Apple Watch Series 3, with an optimized user interface for greater readability and ease of use.

The design of Apple Watch Series 7 is refined with softer, more rounded corners, and the display has a unique refractive edge that makes full-screen watch faces and apps appear to seamlessly connect with the curvature of the case. Apple Watch Series 7 also features a user interface optimized for the larger display, offering greater readability and ease of use, plus two unique watch faces — Contour and Modular Duo — designed specifically for the new device. With the improvements to the display, users benefit from the same all-day 18-hour battery life, now complemented by 33% faster charging.

Michael Potuck for 9to5Mac:

Since Apple Watch isn’t necessarily an every year purchase for customers, we’ve included everything from Series 6 all the way down to Series 3 to give the best perspective on the differences between all the recent models.

Interestingly, it looks like Apple is using the same 64-bit dual-core processor in the Series 7 that launched in the Series 6. It may call the SiP the “S7” but the processor is the same.

While we shouldn’t expect a speed bump from Series 6 to 7, if you’re coming from earlier Apple Watch models you almost certainly will notice a faster, more responsive watch.

Two of the main changes with the Apple Watch 7 are a slightly larger case at 45 and 41mm and a larger display. It’s 20% bigger than Series 4-6/SE and 50% larger than the Series 3 display.

And no worries on bands, all previous Apple Watch bands fit the Series 7.

MacDailyNews Take: For the display alone, Series 7 is a worthy upgrade.

Those with older Apple Watches (no including Series 6) who are interested in upgrading should check out the complete rundown in the full article here.


  1. Sorry Apple, but as the owner is most of the Apple Watches starting from the original, and currently with a Series 6, this is NOT worthy of an upgrade from 6 to 7. In fact, it is decidedly a disappointment due to its meager changes… seriously- not even a processor speed upgrade?

    I was really disappointed in the lack of a body refresh as well – those mock-ups of the squared off body shape were SWEET…

    Also, not change or update or addition to the physiology monitoring- no BP, no Blood Glucose, no Improvement in PulseOx.

    I’ll pass… hopefully we will see the

  2. Yup

    I’ll pass on this one.
    It’s not worth one mm.
    I’d wait til next year for watch 4 and newer.

    New iPad mini was an impressive upgrade. Otherwise, pretty disappointing.

    Another example where remote working gets little done. Time to get Apple staff back in the office and back to work.

    Apple needs to treat The American staff a little more like the China staff. And the China staff less like Australians.

    1. Completely agree with you this release is a joke Siri seven does absolutely nothing and that tiny amount of small real estate is ridiculous to upgrade over sorry MDN. Very basic if there’s no processor update no upgrade is worth it. Tim needed to spend more time devising a strategy for these new releases not his social justice campaign he is a disaster

    2. That has nothing to do with remote work, are you kidding me? People use every opportunity to bash on remote work. Big tech companies have been doing remote work for well over a decade, there is absolutely no impact on performance and we have a sweet work-life balance going on. Apple knows very well that they can’t just release every single tech boost they can in one model: they have to gradually release in various iterations to obtain maximum profit. It’s as matter of choosing what to release you fool.

      1. First off Mike you’re the fool I said nothing about remote work although I think people need to get back to work. You can see what you want and I thought heartedly disagree there should’ve been a processor upgrade in the watch otherwise it’s a no go; it’s such a basic premise. What’s this about work life balance for many many many years people went into an office every day and it wasn’t an issue all everyone wants now is to spend more time on social media

  3. The biggest mistake in my opinion ist that no silver option is available anymore. I would not buy anything but silver aluminum. But who knows, Apple must know which colors are not wanted…

  4. For me the discontinued Gold Aluminum color is a big fail. I had a Gold Series 5 but bought a Blue Series 6 because I love blue. But it looks like Black 90% of the time. So I was planning on going back to Gold Aluminum with the Series 7. Now I have to wait another year and hope the put Gold Aluminum back in the 2022 lineup. Otherwise I’ll have to shell out an extra $300 to buy the Gold Stainless Steel Series 8 next fall when more biometrics are added.

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