The new smartwatch could be coming in September

If you’re on the lookout for a new smartwatch, you may want to wait for the Apple Watch Series 7. Apple’s next-gen wearable could include a few highly anticipated features including a sleek, flat-edged redesign, battery life improvements and possibly a new blood glucose monitoring sensor. The Apple Watch 7 will also come with the new WatchOS 8 software, unveiled at WWDC this past June. We don’t have an exact release date for the Apple Watch 7, but it could be unveiled during Apple’s next event in the fall. 

graphical user interface, icon: Renders of the rumored Apple Watch 7 Jon Prosser

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Renders of the rumored Apple Watch 7 Jon Prosser

icon: Renders of the rumored Apple Watch 7

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Renders of the rumored Apple Watch 7

If rumors pan out, the new Watch could be a worthwhile upgrade from last year’s Apple Watch Series 6, which Apple unveiled at a virtual event in September 2020. Apple also released a more affordable midrange smartwatch last year, the Apple Watch SE, which could itself be getting a successor in 2022.


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Here’s everything we’ve heard so far about the Apple Watch 7 from rumors, leaks, speculation and dreams. We’ll update this story as we hear more. And if you’re thirsty for more Apple rumors, check out our iPhone 13 rumor roundup, our best guesses for the iPhone 13 release date, how the iPhone 13 might compare to the iPhone 12, and what the iPhone 13’s camera specs might be. Plus, is it even worth it to buy an iPhone 12 right now? What about an iPhone 11 or an iPhone SE?

Release date: We’ll probably see the Apple Watch 7 in September

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted last year that a redesigned Apple Watch could appear in the second half of 2021, so we are fairly sure that a next-gen Apple Watch is coming; we just don’t know exactly when. We don’t have much else to report when it comes to the Apple Watch 7’s release date, but we expect the new wearable to be unveiled at a fall Apple event, likely alongside the rumored iPhone 13

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