New Apple Watch Rumours: Release Date, Features and Specs

With the Series 7 now on the market, Apple Watch 7 rumours have now disappeared and it’s time to make way for new Apple Watch rumours surrounding the Series 8. There are already early rumours about the next Apple Watch range and we can’t wait to see what Apple has up their sleeve for 2022! We’ll be looking at potential prices, release dates, design, names and what’s currently in development for next year!

When will the new Apple Watch be released?

It’s most likely the next Apple Watch will be released later on in 2022 alongside the iPhone 14 series.

The Apple Watch 7 Series launched on 14th September 2021 at the Apple Keynote event alongside the iPhone 13 range. The Series 7 was finally available to buy from the 15th of October 2021.

The new Apple Watch will probably launch in September and then be available to buy in October, similar to the schedule of the Apple Watch 7.

What will the new Apple Watch be called?

Apple has always used the same format when it comes to naming the Apple Watch. They use sequential numbers each year, so Apple Watch rumours expect the 2022 release to succeed the Apple Watch Series 7 and be named Apple Watch Series 8.

How much will the Apple Watch cost?

The Apple Watch 7 Series starts from £369, with the price increasing depending on size and watch strap. New Apple Watch rumours suggest the Apple Watch Series 8 price will be similar to the Series 7. 

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What features can we expect?

A lot of the Apple Watch rumours surrounding the new Apple Watch features are based on the Apple Series 7. 

In terms of design, the Series 7 increased the screen size and casing options to 41mm and 45mm but the overall design didn’t change. Rumours suggest there could be even bigger design changes with the Series 8 such as flat edges and a third size instead of two. 

As always with a new Apple Watch, they are accompanied with even more health and fitness features but we don’t know which features could be introduced for the Series 8  yet. 

There was a report back in January 2021 claiming Apple and Samsung are planning to include a blood glucose sensor in upcoming smartwatches, which would help alert diabetics when their blood sugar levels were dropping but we haven’t seen this feature yet. 

It’s too early yet to know the exact features Apple will incorporate into the next Apple Watch, but we can’t wait to see the final product!

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