Apple Working on Major Apple Watch Revamp for Its 10th Anniversary

Apple Working on Major Apple Watch Revamp for Its 10th Anniversary

News by Roberto OrosaRoberto Orosa
Published: August 14, 2023

Apple is reportedly working on a major upgrade for its Apple Watch line in time for the 10th anniversary of the device, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported in his latest Power On segment.

According to the tech journalist, the next-gen watch dubbed "Watch X" will see its "biggest overhaul yet," with Apple's designers potentially working on a thinner watch case and changing the bands attached to it. 

"To that end, the company has explored a new magnetic band attachment system, though it’s unclear if it will be ready or used in the Watch X revamp," Gurman explained in his weekend newsletter. 

Watch X is also expected to have a microLED display that's a notch above the current OLED displays in terms of color and clarity, as well as technology that tracks the wearer's blood pressure. 

When to Expect 'Watch X'

While the new changes and features seem promising, Gurman noted that Watch X won't hit the stores anytime soon, and may make its way to the market sometime between 2024 and 2025.

The first Apple Watch was unveiled in 2014 and released the year after, so if Apple is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its device, this trend will likely continue. 

For now, the software development company will remain focused on the Apple Watch Series 9 lineup, which is expected to be unveiled alongside the next generation of iPhones this September. 

Commenting on the launch, Gurman concluded that changes to the 9th series of the Apple Watch will be minor, maintaining the sizes of the current models, but offering more colors and an upgraded processor.

Edited by Nikola Djuric

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