Yesterday, Apple announced the new Apple Watch Series 7. Contrary to rumors, the watch has not received a new design. Although many expected to see straight edges, like the iPhone 12, this did not happen.
The only thing they did was enlarge the screen and finalize important little things. Interestingly, not a word was said about improving the performance of the watch at the presentation. And for good reason.
Developer Steve Troughton-Smith looked at the specs for the new devices in Xcode and found that the Apple Watch Series 7 runs on the «t8301» processor from last year’s Series 6.
The fact that it doesn’t even get a new model code makes me think that the rumors about a redesign were right, but something went south at too late of a time to be fixed, and they had to improvise. https://t.co/c6VckCnzv1
— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) September 15, 2021
Perhaps the company simply did not see the point in improving the filling, which is already very powerful. However, there is a theory that due to problems with watch production, Apple decided to go with a backup plan. Therefore, we did not see any major changes in this generation.
This theory is reinforced by the fact that the company has not announced specific dates for the start of sales of the Apple Watch Series 7, unlike other gadgets. It is known that they «will be available in late autumn.» It seems, for the first time in several years, that the Apple Watch may be a scarce device. [9to5Mac]