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iHeartsteve

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My series 2 watch is slowly dying, so I’m thinking of buying the series 6 watch. I feel like the exterior design may change soon, so should I wait until series 7? What other features would apple add to series 7?

will apple make a round watch design?
 

Mistborn15

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7 is very near. So just let the 2 die a bit longer but not expecting any major feature upgrades in 7

No chance of round watch design sadly
 
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Itinj24

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Here is a look at the upcoming round Samsung watch with WearOS in the messages app. Awful! It’s a smart display. Just not meant to be round.

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Mistborn15

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It is easy to get something that's not finished (that would obviously be corrected in the future) and claim it is awful. Else going by the beta users in this forum...
 

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It is easy to get something that's not finished (that would obviously be corrected in the future) and claim it is awful. Else going by the beta users in this forum...
It’s basic geometry. Fill in squared off corners on that circle display and you don’t have the issue as shown in that picture.
 

Mistborn15

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A round display is great for an analog clock. It's not great for viewing messages or emails. There's a reason why our phones and iPads are not round.
how many read long emails or see pictures or clips on a watch? Maybe there are those who do it but for my use, the notifications are there just to see if it is worth it taking the phone out to read. The workout rings would look better in a circular watch. So would many watch faces. If the Apple watch looked as good as a Fenix 6, a single watch could be used for all occasions
 

iHeartsteve

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how many read long emails or see pictures or clips on a watch? Maybe there are those who do it but for my use, the notifications are there just to see if it is worth it taking the phone out to read. The workout rings would look better in a circular watch. So would many watch faces. If the Apple watch looked as good as a Fenix 6, a single watch could be used for all occasions
Thanks for your replies. I agree that I only use my iwatch for notifications, not to read a lengthy email. Therefore, I wouldn’t mind having a round watch.
 
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