Apple Watch Series 7 has bigger display and a more durable body

Ivan, 14 September 2021

Apple's new smartwatch is here and it didn't go flat as rumors suggested. In fact, Apple touts that it's gotten a bit more rounded with softer, curved sides and glass cover.

Apple Watch Series 7 has bigger display in the same body, coming this Fall for $399

The biggest improvement is the new, larger display in the same overall body. Apple managed to stretch the screen to the edges of the casing by reducing the bezels to 1.7mm, 40% slimmer than the Series 6. That allowed the display to grow by 20%, the company says.

Apple Watch Series 7 has bigger display in the same body, coming this Fall for $399

Apple's Watch Series 7 has also gotten more durable - the glass cover is now more crack resistant and the watch has added IP6X dust-protection rating to the WR50 water resistance.

Apple Watch Series 7 has bigger display in the same body, coming this Fall for $399

WatchOS will take advantage of the bigger display with new redesigned UI elements, like bigger buttons. Notifications will show more text and the Apple Watch now features a full QWERTY keyboard for answering texts. You'll be able to tap or slide - Apple QuickPath will use machine learning to predict what you're trying to type.

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Apple says you can count on the same 18 hours of battery life but has made charging 33% faster thanks to the new USB-C fast charger. 45 minutes on the charger will take the Apple Watch Series 7 from 0 to 80%.

Apple has made the new Apple Watch Series 7 with 100% recycled Aluminum and in five new colors. There will also be three stainless steel models and a titanium.


Apple Watch Series 7

The Watch Series 7 is launching this Fall, but that's as specific as Apple got. It's starting at $399. The Apple Watch Series 3 will remain on sale, now starting at $199, alongside the Watch SE, which begins at $279. The Series 6 on the other hand is no more.

Apple Watch Series 7 has bigger display in the same body, coming this Fall for $399

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Reader comments

  • utur

How durable can an aluminum watch be?

  • Anonymous

Congrats to Apple on the bezels; it's a BIG thing and the followers will....fo... The rest however is pretty ho hum certainly not enough to justify a fresh purchase. Maybe Apple 10?!

  • Anonymous

The longest lasting smartwatch battery life seems to come from Huawei and Garmin.

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