Round Face

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Orangeman13, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. Orangeman13 macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2015
    do you think Apple will ever switch to making the Apple Watch in a round face instead of what we have now?

    I personally think it would look old fashioned and be hard to read text.
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Technically, there already are round watch faces. But as in a round design for a Watch, no, I don’t think Apple has plans for that right now given that there current design is likely for the next few years or so.
  3. Tapiture macrumors 65816


    Oct 1, 2016
    I really doubt it. They’re usually pretty loyal to their design language. It would look kind of weird in my opinion.
  4. Spoon! macrumors 6502


    Dec 9, 2018
    I would hate a round Apple Watch, personally. The square shape makes the most sense for useable space.
  5. macrumors 603

    May 26, 2016
    Round dial will show less information than rectangle. Also, other than showing the analog watch faces it’s really of no good / practical use. There’s a practical reason for apple to choose rectangle to begin with.
  6. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    I’d like to see more watch faces that are similar to the Hermes ones. A dial that follows the rectangle.
  7. mrex macrumors 68030


    Jul 16, 2014
    i personally would wear rounded watch. is not hard to read the text from the round face either.

    the round face would look stylish and modern rather than old. the current screen looks old and like a flat display put on your wrist.
  8. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2007
    White Mntns, Arizona
    Round would be boring and less distinguishable from the other round smartwatches such as Samsung's. Personally I hope they never go round. The amount of information that is displayed with the new infograph complications would be nearly impossible on a round face without looking too cluttered.
  9. ipodssss macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2017
    Middle Earth
    Eventually yes, like all things designs stagnate and just like iPhone the watch will at some point need a big design overhaul. The S0,1,2 & 3 had the exact same design and I’m sure the 4,5,6 will have the same. It might go round for s7 but more likely on the 10th as a statement
  10. tl01 macrumors 68020

    Jun 20, 2010
    I don’t like reading things on the round faces smart watches. Hope they don’t switch.
  11. danny842003 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2017
    I doubt it. Even the rounded corners on the S4 can be annoying for reading text at times.
    The trade off is worth it with the rounded corners though, a fully round watch has no benefit.
  12. macrumors 603

    May 26, 2016
    People seem to forget that round faces on watches wasn’t actually a style / preference thing. It was more of a necessity since the sun dial days and the tradition just carried on because with analog watches a round shape makes optimal use of space.

    Digital watches / watch faces don’t need to bound by such restrictions. The Apple Watch is just another screen for the most part and showing more info is probably more of a priority than changing the physical structure of the screen to put unnecessary restrictions on the design for no reason other than personal preference.

    Ps. The round watch faces are there to satisfy such personal preferences anyway.

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