Bloomberg: Apple Watch Series 7 to feature thinner bezels around screen, Ultra Wideband, faster processor


Apple is said to be redesigning the Apple Watch this year, according to a report from Bloomberg. The ‘Apple Watch Series 7’ will feature thinner display bezels, a faster processor and include a U1 Ultra Wideband chip like the U1 chip found in recent iPhone models.

Apple was reportedly aiming to include a body temperature sensor as well, but that feature may have been delayed until the 2022 watch.

Bloomberg says this year’s Watch update will include thinner borders around the screen> Apple will also be using a new lamination technique that reduces the gap between the display and the cover glass.

The previously-rumored rugged Apple Watch is on the cards for next year. An update to the entry-level Apple Watch SE is also expected next year.

Bloomberg says Apple is continuing to research ways to measure blood glucose levels in a non-invasive manner. However, that project is still several years away from being ready to ship in a future Apple Watch.

In May, Jon Prosser said the new 2021 Watch will feature flatter sides like the iPhone 12 (renders pictured above).

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