Base Apple Watch Series 8 said to sport same case design as Series 7

The standard 41mm and 45mm models of the Apple Watch Series 8 will feature the same design as the Apple Watch Series 7, according to Twitter user @ShrimpApplePro, who has a strong track record of accurate Apple product predictions.

Apple Watch Series 7
Apple Watch Series 7

Joe Rossignol for MacRumors:

Titanium will not be an option for the standard Apple Watch Series 8 models either, according to @ShrimpApplePro, but Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported that a new higher-end “extreme sports” version of the Apple Watch Series 8 will have a titanium case, so there would still be a titanium option within the overall Series 8 lineup. The “extreme” model is also expected to have a slightly larger display compared to standard Series 8 models.

The leaker said color options for the standard Apple Watch Series 8 will include Midnight, Starlight, Silver, and (PRODUCT)RED for aluminum models and Silver and Graphite for stainless steel models. This would be fewer colors than offered for Series 7 models, which also came in finishes like Blue, Green, Space Black, and Gold.

MacDailyNews Note: More specifically, Gurman reported that the ruggedized metal case of the new 50mm “Apple Watch Extreme” will have “a more durable formulation of titanium to make it extra rugged.”

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  1. Series 7 was a new case design. Previously, the first design lasted 3 iterations, 4 if you count updated Series 1 separately from original Watch (“Series 0”). The second case design also lasted 3 iterations, 4 counting SE. Apple is systematic. The current case design should be expected to last until (through) Series 9 for the main lineup, with a new SE released at some point based on Series 7 design with modified specs to make it lower cost. The “extreme” model is the new highest-end choice, previously occupied by Watch using fancy case material (gold, ceramic, titanium…). That’s why no titanium for “standard” Watch Series 8. It’s a good move, because the most expensive choice will be functionally different, not technically the same device with costly case.

  2. I don’t even know why Apple is coming out with the series a at a minimum it should have a new processor I would never buy a new watch with an old processor that makes no sense at all

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