Will apple redesign apple watch 3?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by chilman, May 8, 2017.

  1. chilman macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2011
    Just curious if apple will come up with a new design for aw3? The iphones are redesign every 2 years . The retail price is too high for its capability but it has the cool factor, may be if I have extra cash would get one someday and wait for improve capabilities also.
  2. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68020


    Feb 22, 2014
  3. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    iPhones were redesigned every 2 years....But the current design has been around for 3 releases. Nobody knows obviously but I would expect the AW design to be around for at least another release, and if they do change anything it will be very subtle.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I agree with BigjNYC. If Series 3 releases this Fall as rumored, I highly doubt any physical redesign will occur. The only physical change at this point has been rumored off a different Touch display. Apple tends to not have major revamps for their product on a yearly basis.

    I expect a major revision to happen somewhere near March 2018.
  5. chilman thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2011
    It's not easy to redesign a watch. And one thing for sure apple would stick to a rectangular screen but never round. It could hv become thinner and minor cosmetic additions. As for the size it may stay the same or increase a little. New features n capabilities what people are aiming for. I think the price is too high and if you choose the fancy wristband it cost too much. But for some money is no object, the cool factor is important to them.
  6. satchmo macrumors 68020

    Aug 6, 2008
    I would think they would keep the size of the watches the same (38mm and 42mm) so existing bands would still be interchangeable.
    Or maybe they just cut it off at Series 3 and start with an all new band ecosystem.
  7. gigaguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2010
    My guess is they will further free it from iPhone, (a cellular option) but no real design change.
  8. SDColorado Contributor


    Nov 6, 2011
    Highlands Ranch, CO

    My best guess is that if there is to be a redesign, it will be in 2018 as Relentless Power suggests, probably along with other features, such as the blood glucose monitoring we have been hearing about. Other than the change in display type and possibly LTE, I am guessing the design/shape/dimensions won't be overhauled for the next release.
  9. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I don't believe the rumor that its coming in the Fall. unless its Fall 2018. as for physical redesign are you talking exterior form or interior parts. Cause i do believe the latter will happen even if the former stays the same. better display, speakers, battery, perhaps adding some kind of kinetic charging to supplement said battery during workouts, additional sensors perhaps
  10. christarp macrumors 6502


    Oct 29, 2013
    If they do it better retain the existing bands.
  11. Relentless Power, May 8, 2017
    Last edited: May 8, 2017

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It Wouldn't shock me if we see at least one more version of the same physical design with a Series 3 Apple Watch including LTE as being one of the primary updates.

    That said, if there won't be Series 3 this fall, I don't forsee Apple waiting until fall of 2018 for a revamped model. That would be two years for a new model to be refreshed over Series 2, that would not make sense at all for Apple to not have a revamped version somewhere in between before A completely new version of the Apple Watch launch is launched. I predict March 2018 for a completely refreshed version Apple Watch to debut. Technology is generally refreshed within a 12 -18 month period.

    If a Series 3 Apple Watch does launch in September 2017, it won't physically be an overhaul. It will likely be an LTE option, perhaps a new touch display which has been rumored, battery improvements, processor improvements, etc. I don't see any additional health sensors or major revisions until a revamped version of the Watch until 2018.

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