[Exclusive] Apple Watch Series 7 CAD renders show iPhone 12-like boxy design and more

Here's a closer look at the upcoming Apple Watch Series 7's design.

Highlights
  • Apple Watch Series 7 CAD-based renders reveal a design overhaul.
  • The upcoming smartwatch will have a boxy design, bigger speaker grilles, and the Digital Crown for navigation.
  • Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to launch in September alongside the iPhone 13 lineup.

Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to launch alongside the iPhone 13 lineup at the company’s hardware event that usually happens in September. Although we’ve been hearing quite a good deal about the iPhone 13 flagships and what upgrades they’re said to bring, very little is known about the Apple Watch Series 7. Well, that changes today as 91mobiles exclusively brings you high-resolution CAD-based renders of the Apple Watch Series 7, courtesy of industry sources. The CAD renders are in line with the renders we saw back in May. The Apple Watch Series 7 CAD renders suggest the company is overhauling the design, doing away with the rounded edges for a flat-edged design. It looks like Apple is going all-in with the boxy design after the iPad Pro and iPhone 12 models.

Apple Watch Series 7 CAD renders reveal the design

The Apple Watch Series 7 renders show the upcoming smartwatch will have a flat sides rather than a curved frame seen on previous Apple Watch modes. The watch will have a silicone strap and it should be replaceable with a variety of options after launch. The button placement doesn’t seem to have changed as we have the Digital Crown for navigation, a microphone, and a flat selection button on the right side of the frame. The left side sees two rather large slits for speakers. On the back of the dial, we have the usual heart-rate sensor and other sensors. Like always, the Apple Watch Series should be available in multiple colours this time as well.

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Furthermore, the source tells us the Apple Watch Series 7 will be available in a 44mm model and it would measure 44x38x9mm and sport a 1.8-inch display. In comparison, Series 6 44mm measured 44X38X10.7mm and weighed 36 grams. That’s pretty much everything that is revealed about the Apple Watch Series 7 for, now but earlier leaks have revealed few key details of the smartwatch. The company is said to bring a new display with thinner bezels and improved health monitoring sensors. Apple is said to have tested a new lamination technique that is expected to bring the panel closer to the front cover. It is said to feature ultra-wideband technology that should allow it to connect to Apple’s ‘Find My Network’. This should also enable the watch to open door locks as previewed with WatchOS 8.