If the 45mm Apple Watch Series 7 is still a little too small for your wrist, you might be in luck: A new report claims Apple is gearing up to launch an even bigger option with the Series 8 this fall.
Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants claims that Apple will launch a 1.99-inch (5cm) model of the Apple Watch Series 8 in addition to the 41mm and 45mm options. That would give the Apple Watch a 50mm option, much larger than any previously released watch:
- Original Apple Watch: 38mm, 42mm
- Apple Watch Series 4: 40mm, 44mm
- Apple Watch Series 7: 41mm, 45mm
- Apple Watch Series 8: 41mm, 45mm, 50mm
A 50mm Apple Watch would be the biggest screen size jump ever for the Apple Watch, which was previously only magnified by 1mm or 2mm. The new watch could start at $449 for the GPS model based on current prices for the Apple Watch Series 7. The 41mm model starts at $399 and the 45mm model costs $429.
Apple is rumored to be releasing a new “rugged” model this fall aimed at extreme athletes. It’s unclear whether this larger model will also have a new housing and stronger shock absorption or whether Apple will offer the options on all three models.
It has been rumored for years that the Series 8 watch could also get a new “flat” design. The new screen could also be brighter than the Apple Watch Series 7. One of the other rumors coming to the Apple Watch Series 8 is a new temperature sensor that can detect when the wearer has a fever.
The new Apple Watch is likely to launch in September at the iPhone 14 event. For more information and all the latest rumors about the upcoming Apple Watch read our guide to the Apple Watch 8.