Apple Watch Rumored to Get Major Redesign for Its 10-Year Anniversary

Apple Watch Rumored to Get Major Redesign for Its 10-Year Anniversary

An Apple Watch X could have a microLED display, along with magnetically attached wristbands, reports Bloomberg.


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Sarah Lord covers TVs and home entertainment. Prior to joining CNET, Sarah served as the tech and electronic reviews fellow at Insider, where she wrote about everything from smart watches and wearables to tablets and e-readers. She began her career by writing laptop reviews as an intern and subsequent freelancer at Tom’s Hardware. She is also a professional actor with many credits in theater, film and television.

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The Apple Watch Series 9 has yet to be announced, but we’re already hearing rumors about Apple’s plan for its 10th anniversary edition. That watch, which could be called the Apple Watch X, will come in 2024 or 2025 with a brand new design and some major improvements, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.  

The Apple Watch X may reportedly come with a brighter microLED display and a new sensor to monitor blood pressure, a feature that’s been in the works for several years. Apple continues to expand the health features available on the Apple Watch, including ECG, high and low heart-rate alerts, fall detection, a blood oxygen sensor and a temperature sensor. Currently, the Apple Watch can’t measure your blood pressure alone but can pair with other devices for monitoring.

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Apple is also reportedly working on developing a new way to attach the wristbands to the device. The current bands slide into the side of the watch and lock in place. For the Watch X, Apple is exploring magnetic attachments to secure a wristband, which would free up space inside the watch chassis for a bigger battery, according to Bloomberg. 

Apple will likely announce its next smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 9, alongside the expected iPhone 15 at an event next month, which is rumored to take place on Sept. 12

The Apple Watch Series 9 is expected to be more minor update, and we could see some of the specs from the Apple Watch Ultra — like its dedicated action button — make their way down to the regular Apple Watch. The Series 9 is also rumored to come with a sensor to continually monitor glucose levels, though recent reports cast some doubt on the sensor making its debut this year. 

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