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The upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 will come in larger 41mm and 45mm case sizes, replacing the current 40mm and 44m options offered since the Apple Watch Series 4, according to a leaker on popular Chinese platform Weibo.

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The account sharing the information goes by UnclePan, who has shared information regarding Apple's plans in the past. According to a post from the leaker this week, the upcoming Series 7 will be offered in 41mm and 45mm case sizes.

Up until the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple had offered 38mm and 42mm case sizes. With the Series 4 in 2018, which included a larger display, the case sizes got larger with 40mm and 44mm options, replacing the older sizes. A hallmark feature of the Apple Watch that has carried through each generation has been compatibility with older Apple watch bands.

Since the Series 4, all Apple Watch bands have been compatible across each generation for the same case size. According to the leaker, this will still be the case with the Apple Watch Series 7, allowing bands designed for 40mm and 44mm Apple Watches to work with the newer 41mm and 45mm sizes.

The increase in case sizing is not entirely surprising, as the upcoming Apple Watch is expected to feature smaller bezels and a flat-edged design, allowing for a greater surface area of the display.

According to Apple leaker Jon Prosser, beyond an updated flat-edged design with a larger display, the Apple Watch Series 7 will be offered in a new green case color. Prosser, earlier in May, shared renders of what the upcoming Apple Watch could look like.

The Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to be announced alongside the iPhone 13 at a digital Apple Event next month. In the coming months, other new products we're expecting include new iPads, updated AirPods, a high-end Mac mini, and redesigned MacBook Pros.

Article Link: Rumor: Apple Watch Series 7 to Come in Larger 41mm and 45mm Sizes
 

Metrosey

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They should be able to work. Well over 100+Bands are available. No way, Apple is going to change that.
I wouldn’t be so sure, I expect Apple will have two watches available (not this year, but perhaps at some point). There will be one with the standard band fitting and then a higher end one with a new band. They’ll phase out the old band after a few years.
 

Serban55

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Bigger display is not working for everything
for a wrist...i hope this bigger and bigger display will stop after this...
 

seat_hydrant

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40mm and 44mm currently refers to the entire case dimensions though. So this rumour is saying the case sizes will go to 41mm and 45mm and the bezels will be reduced netting to a bigger watch and much bigger display.

Personally wish they'd shrink the case sizes and reduce the bezels to keep the same display size.
 

the future

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1MM more? That’s it? Bigger screen is always good.
We know its going to have smaller bezels as the iPhone got slightly smaller bezels going to the squared off design. So anyone can predict the screen will be slightly larger.
The screen size augmentation is likely caused by smaller bezels around the display and not a bigger form factor. I doubt it will give that much more internal space, if any

The mm size of the Apple Watches always refered to the height of the case. So if the S7 will go to 45, the case itself will indeed be larger. Combine this with smaller bezels inside the case and we‘ll get a meaningfully larger display.
 
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Aaron44126

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Probably this is more a change to the "screen size" and not so much a change to the "case size"? ("Squared-off" edges allows them to push the edge of the screen closer to the edge of the case.) If they ever really do change the case size then old bands will probably not be compatible.
 

JPack

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The screen size augmentation is likely caused by smaller bezels around the display and not a bigger form factor. I doubt it will give that much more internal space, if any
45mm refers to the case size. Bloomberg also believes it will be thicker. That is a bigger form factor.
 
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JPack

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Probably this is more a change to the "screen size" and not so much a change to the "case size"? ("Squared-off" edges allows them to push the edge of the screen closer to the edge of the case.) If they ever really do change the case size then old bands will probably not be compatible.
Why would Apple go from measuring case size for six generations of Watch to suddenly measuring display size?

All watches are measured by case size.
 
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