No matter how trustworthy or numerous the sources, leaks are still unofficial information that cannot be confirmed until a product’s official announcement. That couldn’t be clearer than with the Apple Watch Series 7 that clothed to not be like most of the rumors and leaks suggested. Instead, it looked a bit like the other Apple Watch in the past, apart from the larger screen. That redesign, however, might still happen within the near future, possibly even next year.
Starting months before its somewhat disappointing debut, the rumors about the Apple Watch Series 7 pointed to a big design change that the smartwatch hasn’t seen in years. Unfortunately, almost everyone from Ming-chi Kuo to Mark Gurman to Jon Prosser believed that style adopted the flat edges of current iPhones and iPads. It might be a refreshing change, albeit it won’t impact the wearable’s functionality.
Of course, that didn’t come to pass, which departed a couple of musings on what went wrong. Some even speculated that Apple was behind it all, delivering the last word payback to leaks and tipsters. But, of course, that sounds almost too devious and more likely thanks to Apple twiddling with different designs before deciding on a final judgment.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman is seemingly rekindling hopes that this Apple Watch redesign remains on the table, which may happen in 2022 when Apple is predicted to launch not one, not even two, but three Apple Watches. Additionally to the flat edges, next year’s Apple Watches is predicted to incorporate a rugged model. However, it’s unclear what that might appear as if or have over the “normal” variants.
Next year also will have something for those disappointed by the absence of the latest AirPods in last week’s event. Those, however, could be overshadowed by the debut of Apple’s mixed reality headset or a minimum of its developer version.\