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Apr 12, 2001

Apple hasn't released full details on the Apple Watch Series 7 as of yet because it's not set to launch until later this fall, but the new Apple Watch bands that came out today confirm that the Series 7 will be available in 41mm and 45mm sizes.


The 41mm Apple Watch Series 7 replaces the 40mm Apple Watch Series 6, while the 45mm Apple Watch Series 7 replaces the 44mm Apple Watch Series 6.

41 and 45mm size updates were rumored, as was the significant redesign for the display, but the design of the Apple Watch itself came as a surprise. Multiple rumors from Jon Prosser, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Bloomberg, and other sources suggested the Apple Watch Series 7 would see a flat-edged design similar to the iPhone 12 models, but that did not happen.

Instead, Apple highlighted the soft, rounded corners of the Apple Watch Series 7, which looks similar to the Apple Watch Series 6 but with a wraparound design that offers seamless integration with the body of the device.

The new Apple Watch models have an edge-to-edge display with super slim bezels, best illustrated in Apple's image comparison of the Series 7, Series 6, and Series 3.


According to Apple, the Apple Watch Series 7 offers 20 percent more screen area than the Series 6 with a 40 percent reduction in border size.

Despite the increase in size to 41 and 45mm, the Apple Watch Series 7 is compatible with older Apple Watch bands. New 41mm Apple Watch bands are backwards compatible with the 38mm and 40mm models, so the reverse should be true as well, while the 45mm Apple Watch bands work with the 42mm and 44mm Apple Watch models.

Existing 38mm and 40mm bands should be compatible with the 41mm Apple Watch Series 7, and the 42mm and 44mm Apple Watch bands should be compatible with the 45mm Apple Watch.

Article Link: Apple Watch Series 7 to Come in 41mm and 45mm Case Sizes, Will Be Compatible With Older Bands
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macrumors 68040
Sep 14, 2007
Nearly every rumored enhancement to the Apple Watch has turned out to be false.

No flat edge case.
No longer battery life.
No lower profile digital crown.

Pretty much a nothing burger. I might still end up having to get one since the battery life on my Series 4 has gotten pretty bad.


macrumors 68020
Jul 9, 2008
My Stainless Steel black link bracelet that has been on 7 generations of Apple Watch will live on at least one more year. So exciting! IT's an amazing bracelet that I paid way too much for on the series 0 Apple Watch but I've worn it every single day since April of 2015 and only ever had one link fail which was easily replaced with the ones that came in the giant Series 0 box.


I was really hoping they'd drop the price by now...still charging $450 for the black bracelet.


macrumors 603
Sep 25, 2018
how exactly is the green size measured? supposedly 20% larger display but going from 0/44 to 41/45? can someone illustrate?


macrumors regular
Apr 20, 2011
The screen is better but not ‘edge to edge’. The black edge dictates the UI design and it will be a real breakthrough when they do eliminate it. Until then I do like the larger screen and smaller edge.
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Oct 21, 2014
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The side by side on the first post the black bezel looks tiny on the 7. However during the keynote today it’s looks rather less impressive.



macrumors 65816
Sep 20, 2011
I see no compelling reason to upgrade from my series 6, if all that is new is a slightly larger screen. I will gladly wait for next year.

Really there’s no compelling reason to update the watch yearly IMO. I kept my 0 until software updates stopped. I plan to keep my current until the same. Then it feels like an update. Yearly is just incremental usually.

But I’m frugal with all my Apple purchases. Until it significantly changes my use of it I see no reason to upgrade any device.
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