As the traditional Apple Watch unveiling approaches, the gossip market is hotter than ever. In this article, we are going to look at the hardware, design and other possible specifications of the Apple Watch 7 Series.
In 2014, Apple introduced new product lines for the first time since the death of Steve Jobs, and after months of speculation, unveiled a product called the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch, at its traditional event in September of that year. The Apple Watch was originally known as a proprietary accessory; But it was not long before it was launched in 2015 as a health-focused device. Apple used a suite of software and sensors that made it very popular, and the Apple Watch is now the best-selling smartwatch on the market.
The Cupertinos have turned the Apple Watch into a small health-centric tool by retaining design elements and adding new features. Apple is now preparing for the unveiling of the seventh generation of its smartwatches at the September event (September to October), which is expected to include significant changes in the design language and a turning point in the increasing popularity of this watch in the wearable market. . Stay tuned to Wironal.
Apple Watch 7 Series Design
The Apple Watch has undergone little change in design language over the years, and six generations of Apple smartwatches have a lot in common in design. These watches use a small square display in the shape of an organic LED (OLED), a digital crown, interchangeable straps and a dedicated charging port are also present in each generation; But it looks like the time has come to at least change the design language of the Apple Watch, and it is likely that the seventh generation of tech giants will include the largest redesign of the device since its first generation.
Apple has long used flat edge design in products such as the iPhone 4 and the first generation iPad and Mac laptop, and after abandoning it, it revived the classic yet modern design language in the iPad Pro 2018 and the iPhone 12 family. And almost all of Apple’s remaining products are thought to be being redesigned; So it should come as no surprise that the Cupertinos are designing the Apple Watch 7 like their other flat-edged products.
Authoritative sources such as Mingchi Ko, Mark German and John Praser have confirmed that Apple intends to change the design components of the next generation of smartwatches after three generations of the latest redesign of the Apple Watch 4 Series and similar Apple Watch 7 Series to a new body. Decorate the design language of his recent products with flat screens and frames.
If the rumors are true, citing the iPhone 12 series, the display and body dimensions of the Apple Watch 7 Series could be slightly larger than the previous generation due to its flatness. It is also said that the thickness of the chassis will increase slightly compared to the Apple Watch 6 Series; But users will probably not notice it in everyday use. Other common features include the removal of the bulge on the bottom surface of the Apple Watch for wrist comfort during long-term use, which is actually a place to install biological sensors.
It is believed that Digital Crown will remain unchanged. The physical button is a traditional yet modern analog controller for executing user commands on the Apple Watch, and it can be said that it offers almost perfect performance and great experience; So Apple probably won’t touch on its winning lineup, and we’ll still see the use of digital crowns in the Apple Watch 7 Series. The analog control is based on a conductive liquid metal that allows it to rotate to execute commands without the need for complex wiring. The Digital Crown acts as the home button and navigation wheel for navigation, and with a long push, the Siri Smart Assistant is called, and pressing it twice returns the Apple Watch to its latest application.
A conductive plate is embedded in the flat part of the button. This device acts as part of the circuit from wrist to finger, during the ECG on the Apple Watch Series 4 and later, and the user can use it to take measurements using the ECG program already installed on the device.
Apple Watch 7 Series Hardware
Undoubtedly, the hardware specifications of the Apple Watch have always been one of its strengths. Apple Watch uses a proprietary SIP (System-In-Package) that is fully optimized for use in smartwatches while delivering remarkable processing performance. The Apple Watch 7 Series will likely use the S7 chip, which is thought to be based on the A14 chip used in the iPhone 12 family. The chip will be made with 5-nanometer lithography, which can lead to higher efficiency and more stable performance.
The chip will likely include two 64-bit processing cores, and the graphics part will be the PowerVR Imaging GPU. Of course, it is possible that Apple will use its own GPU in the new SIP; Because the company has so far acquired most of the achievements and intellectual assets of Imagination. Inspired by the iPhone’s logic board, it is also said that Apple intends to design the new SIP in two layers, which could lead to additional space for a larger battery or new sensors.
The Apple Watch 7 Series, like previous models, is expected to come with 32GB of storage and 1GB of RAM, which is a good amount for a smartwatch. It is also possible to install an improved version of communication chips such as WiFi, Bluetooth in the new generation of Apple smartwatch.
U1 chip in Apple Watch 7 Series
The Apple Watch 7 Series will likely include two more chips, the W3 and U1. The first chip will be for wireless communications and the second for ultra-wideband technology. Last year, the tech giant equipped the Apple Watch 6 Series with the U1 chip in news silence, and this trend is likely to continue this year. Ultra-bandwidth (UWB) is a radio technology that can use very low power levels for range and bandwidth communications over a wide range of radio waves.
A notable difference between conventional and UWB radio transmissions is that conventional systems transmit information by varying the power level, frequency, or phase of a sine wave; UWB technology, on the other hand, transmits information and allows pulses or time modulation by generating radio waves at specific intervals and occupying large bandwidths. In this system, the information can be modulated by encoding the pulse pole and its amplitude or by using orthogonal pulses on the ultra-broadband signal.
UWB pulses can be scattered at relatively low rates to support modulation time or position. In products equipped with this system, the reverse pulse speed of UWB can be used. Due to low energy consumption and short pulses, this technology is short-lived; But it offers much more accuracy compared to the standards of the latest version of Bluetooth. The most important feature of this technology for the Apple Watch is the ability to support the third generation of digital keys and unlock the car remotely.
Earlier this year, it was announced that the third version of the Digital Key would include new wireless capabilities that enable systems such as Apple’s CarKey to unlock and control compatible vehicles remotely. Recently, the Car Connection Consortium (CCC) finalized the specifications of this version, and the members of this coalition can soon use the new capabilities in their systems.
In the new version, digital key authentication between the vehicle and the mobile device is done via Bluetooth LE. At the same time, UWB makes accurate distance measurement possible; Therefore, Apple Watch with U1 chip can support this feature.
Apple Watch 7 Series Battery
One of the main problems with Apple’s smartwatch has always been its low battery life. The Apple Watch’s very slim body and use of a hepatic motor make it almost impossible to fit a larger battery inside the device; But evidence shows that the Apple Watch 7 Series will be equipped with a larger battery with a slight increase in the thickness of the chassis, which can increase charging.
Currently, the 44mm version of the Apple Watch Series 6 uses a 1.17-watt-hour battery, which is 3.5 percent larger than the 5 Series battery. The 40mm version battery, on the other hand, offers a capacity of about 1,024 watts, which is 8.5 percent more than the previous generation battery; But the addition of new features and sensors to recent Apple Watch models has left the charging of these products almost constant.
Apple claims that the battery of the sixth generation of its smartwatches lasts approximately 18 hours and is responsible for all daily activities; But unlike other products such as the iPhone, this claim has been consistent from the Apple Watch Series 1 to the latest model. Now Apple is finally planning to change the charging of the Apple Watch 7 Series, and with this move, it probably wants to attract more people to these watches.
In addition to increasing battery life, recent reports indicate that the Cupertino-based Apple Watch 7 Series has dropped new sensors to increase charging. Sensors are usually the most important sources of energy consumption along with the display and processor; Therefore, increasing their number requires more energy resources, and it is likely that Apple will use the same sensors as before in the seventh generation of its smartwatches.
According to one of Apple’s recent patents, the company is looking for an option to equip the iPhone and Apple Watch with a larger battery by completely eliminating the heptic engine. One of the components that takes up a lot of space in Apple’s smartwatch is the heptic engine, which is used to provide tactile feedback, and removing it can be a turning point in creating extra space for the battery or reducing the thickness of the device. Of course, since touch feedback is essential to the user experience, Apple is trying to transfer this task to the Apple Watch battery; So as not to disrupt the tactile feedback process. By removing the heptic engine, Apple may free up space and increase battery life, ultimately improving battery life. In addition, the battery can perform well in the role of this mechanical component.
Embedding the battery in the Apple Watch strap
A very interesting and practical idea to increase the charging of the Apple Watch is to use special straps that contain battery cells. Apple has patented the idea many times in the past, and it is not uncommon to see battery-powered straps as the new Apple Watch 7 Series accessories.
One of Apple’s recent patents shows that the strap can contain several battery cells that run parallel to each other. Using multiple batteries together can prevent physical fatigue of the batteries and can provide flexibility for the strap. The strap can also have an inner compartment with a number of slots and an outer cover to hold and protect the batteries. Each battery is physically separate from the others, potentially making it easier to replace and repair. The batteries are connected to the Apple Watch via pins inside the connector, and induction coils around each battery are used to recharge.
Apple Watch Series 7 display
Apple has a long history of using high-quality displays in its products, and the Apple Watch is no exception. Rumors have been circulating for a long time about the use of state-of-the-art micro-LED displays in Apple Watch; But it seems that with the mass production of these screens in small size, there is a long way to go, and now the installation of this screen in products such as the Apple Watch can cost as much as the final price; Therefore, it is likely that Apple will use the same OLED displays based on low temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) thin film transistors to deliver visual content to the Apple Watch 7 Series.
The use of a display equipped with LTPO technology allows the device to have better management in energy loss and, if necessary, theoretically reduce the screen refresh rate to 1 GHz per second. The new display will likely provide more light in bright environments and direct sunlight. By comparison, the Apple Watch 6 Series display is capable of a maximum brightness of 1000 nits, and this figure may increase to 1200 nits in the next generation. Some sources also claim that the Apple Watch 7 Series display will be laminated in a new way that can minimize the distance between the panel and the display protector.
Preserve past sensors
In general, rumors have been circulating for several years about the Apple Watch’s important feature for monitoring blood glucose, which allows users to check their blood sugar levels through this wearable device. Meanwhile, some rumors have suggested that this feature could appear in the next generation of Apple Watch, and potentially, the Apple Watch Series 2 will achieve non-invasive blood sugar control.
Rocky Fentonics, a supplier of biological sensors to Apple’s smartwatch, recently unveiled a digital health sensor system called a “wrist-clinic-wristwatch” system that enables wearable devices with several biological indicators such as body temperature, blood pressure, Control hydration and blood alcohol levels, lactic acid and glucose uptake. However, as mentioned in the battery section, Apple will likely retain the drop sensor, blood oxygen meter, electric heart rate sensor, and second-generation optical heart rate sensor, compass, altimeter, and drop new sensors to increase charging.
The company is expected to delay the introduction of new sensors until 2022. For example, Mark German, an analyst at Bloomberg Familiarity Letter, believes that Apple is working on a solution that could use a non-invasive optical sensor to add blood sugar monitoring capability to its smartwatch; But this feature will probably not be ready for commercial launch in a few years. Apple also plans to add a body temperature sensor to the Apple Watch this year; But Bloomberg says we’ll see the sensor in the 2022 update.
Price of Apple Watch Series 7
Apple smartwatches have always been in the same price range, and it is expected that the Cupertino-based company will make the Apple Watch 7 Series available to buyers at the same price tag as last year’s models; Therefore, the 40mm WiFi-based version of the Apple Watch 7 Series is expected to be priced at $ 399 and the cellular version at $ 499. On the other hand, the larger 44mm model will be priced at $ 429 and $ 529, respectively; Of course, it should be noted that prices can vary depending on the type of strap and body. For example, the titanium model will probably start at $ 800 and the all-steel model (strap and body) will cost $ 750. In the meantime, there are some models equipped with leather straps that increase the price of the product up to more than $ 1400!
According to some recent reports, it is possible that Apple will stop producing an expensive version of the titanium due to low popularity, and we will not see this model in the Apple Watch 7 Series; It is said that the sale of the titanium version of the Apple Watch 6 Series has stopped and is scarce in some parts of the world. Apple has removed the ceramic and gold versions of the Apple Watch in the same way in the past.
Apple Watch 7 Series Release Time
However, evidence shows that the situation has improved compared to last year, and Apple is likely to return to the traditional interval of unveiling its new products in the second half of this year; Therefore, it is likely that the Apple Watch 7 Series will be unveiled at the September event and will be released shortly.
Apple Watch SE 2 and Apple Sports Watch
Last year, the Cupertinos introduced a new smartwatch called the Apple Watch SE alongside the Apple Watch 6 Series; The product is, in fact, the cheaper Apple Watch 4 Series and equipped with the S5 chip. It does not look like Apple will unveil a new version of this product this year, and we will probably only see the 40 and 44 mm models of the Apple Watch 7 Series.
A recent report by Bloomberg claims that the tech giant is building and developing a whole new set of smartwatches for sports purposes that also seem to be highly resistant to impact and fluid intrusion. It is believed that the fully sporty version could be called Explorer or Adventure and will be unveiled and released in 2022. In addition, it is said that Apple is producing a new version of the Apple Watch SE for release in the same year; So, probably in 2022 we will see the unveiling of three versions of the Apple Watch for the first time.
In fact, with the introduction of three smartwatches next year, Apple intends to expand its activities in this area, and the introduction of a fully sports version could be a turning point in the growing popularity of this category of Apple products. The sports model could also be a response to competitors such as the Garmin, which has already launched several rugged and sporty smartwatch models.
Other possible specifications
Other possible specifications include new color options. Apple usually unveils its iPhones and watches in a new color scheme every year. This year, of course, is no exception to this rule, and according to published renderings, it is believed that two color options, pistachio green and elephant, will be added to this series of Apple smartwatches. We are also likely to see the return of completely black and white colors.
Another new feature will likely be the introduction of new clauses. Last year, Apple unveiled a set of new Apple Watch straps called the “Solo Loop” that do not include any buckles to open and close, and users must order them to fit the size of their wrist. It is possible that the Apple Watch 7 Series will also include new straps due to the design change.
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