With the Apple Watch 7 now out there we’re already turning our consideration to the Apple Watch 8, and we’re not alone – there are a number of rumors about Apple’s subsequent wearable already, regardless that it most likely gained’t land earlier than September 2022.
Beneath you then’ll discover the whole lot that we’ve heard to this point concerning the Apple Watch 8, together with info on the probably launch date and value.
Then, additional down you’ll discover our want listing for what we wish from this improve, as a result of nearly as good as the most recent mannequin is, our four-star Apple Watch 7 review reveals that there’s room for enchancment.
We’ll even be updating this text every time we hear something new concerning the Apple Watch 8, so head again right here typically if you wish to keep within the loop.
Reduce to the chase
- What’s it? The subsequent numbered Apple Watch
- When is it out? In all probability not till September 2022
- How a lot will it value? Possible round $399 / £369 / AU$599
Apple Watch 8 launch date and value
There’s no information but on when the Apple Watch 8 is likely to be introduced, however that is one factor that we are able to take a superb guess at, as apart from the unique mannequin they’ve all been introduced in September of their launch years, and most often have gone on sale in the identical month.
Extra particularly, primarily based on previous kind we’d count on Apple will unveil the Apple Watch 8 on both the primary or second Tuesday in September, so September 6 or September 13. There’s a superb likelihood that you simply’ll then be capable to pre-order it on the Friday of that week (September 9 or 16) and that it’s going to ship the next Friday (September 16 or 23).
There’s no assure of this, particularly because the Apple Watch 7 didn’t ship till October 15 of 2021, however that tends to be Apple’s sample if nothing holds the corporate up.
We don’t know what the Apple Watch 8 will value both, however there’s a superb likelihood it can have an identical price ticket to the Apple Watch 7, which means a beginning value of round $399 / £369 / AU$599.
Information and rumors
There are already just a few Apple Watch 8 rumors, together with a suggestion that it might be bigger than the Apple Watch 7.
This comes from a leaker who’s been proper about Apple issues prior to now, saying that there could possibly be three – reasonably than two – sizes for the Apple Watch 8, with the brand new one being a bigger choice. They don’t say how huge it might be, however we’d take this with a pinch of salt on condition that the display on the 45mm Apple Watch 7 is already fairly huge by smartwatch requirements.
Nevertheless, one other leak in November 2021 of the CAD recordsdata of the upcoming watch recommend there will not be many chnages on the Apple Watch 8. In line with LeaksApplePro, the one main design change would be the introduction of an additional speaker grille.
We’re unsure which supply to imagine right here, however this could turn out to be clearer once we get nearer to the launch of the next-gen smartwatch.
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Subsequent up, there’s a declare that the Apple Watch 8 could include a body temperature sensor. This declare comes from Ming-Chi Kuo, who has an ideal monitor file for Apple leaks.
We all know from patent functions that that is one thing Apple has been engaged on, and it could possibly be a helpful function that will help you choose whether or not you’re in a match state to work out, as an elevated temperature may imply you’re not at your finest – or are even within the early phases of creating the flu or one other sickness.
On an identical entrance, the Apple Watch 8 may be capable to monitor some mixture of blood pressure, blood sugar, and alcohol levels. That principle relies on Apple having turn out to be the largest buyer of an organization that focuses on sensors to trace these issues.
Nevertheless, whereas this means that Apple is severely engaged on at the very least a few of that, it doesn’t assure that this can be prepared for the Apple Watch 8. We additionally wouldn’t count on to see all of these sensors, with blood sugar monitoring most likely being the almost certainly, as that was previously rumored for inclusion within the Apple Watch 7.
What we need to see
The Apple Watch 7 is in most methods a small improve on the Apple Watch 6, so we wish extra substantial adjustments for the Apple Watch 8, together with the next issues.
1. Higher battery life
In our assessment we discovered that the Apple Watch 7 would are likely to final over 24 hours, which is greater than Apple claims and but nonetheless probably not sufficient, particularly if you wish to monitor your sleep, as that leaves you with no handy time to juice it up.
When in comparison with a few of the competitors it seems to be even worse, with many wearables lasting days and even weeks – although the longest-lasting ones don’t are likely to have as many options as Apple’s.
So for the Apple Watch 8 we need to see battery life considerably improved. Ideally it ought to be at the very least double what we’re getting with the Apple Watch 7, however that’s most likely not going to occur.
2. Improved exercises and sleep monitoring
The Apple Watch 7 can monitor a large variety of exercises, nevertheless it lacks some pretty core options when doing so. For instance, when monitoring a run, you don’t get coronary heart charge alerts or interval classes.
Equally, whereas sleep monitoring is current, it fails to offer a lot in the way in which of deep insights into both the way you slept or how you can enhance your sleep.
So we’d wish to see each of this stuff developed additional for the Apple Watch 8. If Apple can do that as a software program replace for all of the earlier fashions too then all the higher.
3. Extra well being options
The Apple Watch 7 was fairly gentle on new options, so we actually really feel just like the Apple Watch 8 wants some greater additions, and the plain ones are well being targeted.
We’ve heard rumors that it may have a physique temperature sensor, a blood strain monitor, a blood sugar monitor, and even the flexibility to trace your alcohol ranges, all or any of which might be good to see.
4. A brand new look
Forward of the Apple Watch 7’s launch there have been rumors that it may endure a major redesign, with flat edges rather than the rounded ones we’ve turn out to be used to. And whereas the wearable did have some adjustments, all they actually amounted to was an even bigger display and smaller bezels.
So for the Apple Watch 8 we’d like to see the look considerably refreshed, be it with these flatter edges or another adjustments. As a result of just like the iPhone, the Apple Watch design is beginning to really feel a bit stale.
5. A greater chipset
The Apple Watch 7 technically has a brand new chipset, nevertheless it’s principally the identical because the chipset within the Apple Watch 6, simply redesigned to suit into the brand new chassis.
Whereas this doesn’t really feel particularly missing for energy, it’s a bit disappointing that Apple didn’t proceed to push issues ahead on this entrance, particularly when different merchandise just like the iPhone 13 and iPad Pro 11 (2021) have had huge chipset upgrades.
So we’re hopeful that the Apple Watch 8 can have a meaningfully new and higher chipset than the present mannequin.