We have been hearing rumors that the upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to feature a larger display. The rumors claim that the display size will be bumped up from 40mm to 41mm for the smaller model, and 44mm to 45mm for the larger model, and now a new report from Bloomberg has “confirmed” it.
However, the report does shed some additional light and gives us a bit more details. According to Bloomberg, the bump in the size refers to the vertical dimensions of the watch. The actual viewable display itself will see a much larger increase, where the new 45mm model will have its display bumped up from 1.78-inches to 1.9-inches, representing a 16% increase in display size.
Apple is also expected to give the new display a new resolution, where instead of 368×448 on the previous model, it will now have a resolution of 398×484. Bloomberg’s report also corroborates earlier claims about new watch faces being introduced. This will include a “Modular Max” face, a “Continuum” face, and a world time watch face that will let users see all 24 time zones at once.
That being said, it should be pointed out that a more recent report suggests that production on the Apple Watch might have hit a snag. We’re still unclear if this means the watch will be delayed or if it will still be announced later this month but released later, so we’ll have to wait and see.