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Apple Watch Series 8: No titanium model for mainstream smartwatch with design changes due in more expensive Apple Watch Pro model

Apparently, there will be hardly any visual changes between the Apple Watch Series 7 and Series 8. (Image source: Apple)
Apparently, there will be hardly any visual changes between the Apple Watch Series 7 and Series 8. (Image source: Apple)
According to reports, Apple is reserving all its new smartwatch features for the Watch Pro. While the Watch Series 8 is still expected to launch next month, it will be more of another run-out for the Watch Series 7 than an entirely new model. Reputedly, Apple is dropping the titanium option for its mainstream Apple Watch too.

According to @VNchocoTaco, you will need to look closely at the Apple Watch Series 8 to tell it apart from the Watch Series 7. Expected to arrive next month with the iPhone 14 series, the Watch Series 8 will also mark the debut of watchOS 9, details of which Apple shared in June at WWDC 2022. Supposedly, this year's model will be a Watch Series 7 in all but name, with it serving as a Watch Series 7S rather than a true next-generation model.

Specifically, @VNchocoTaco claims that the Watch Series 8 will retain its predecessor's design and will feature no new sensors, such as Apple's long-awaited body temperature monitoring capabilities. Worse still, the Watch Series 8 will launch without a titanium option, unlike the Watch Series 7 and its predecessors. Instead, @VNchocoTaco asserts that Apple will only offer a titanium edition of the Apple Watch Pro. While the Watch Series 8 will rely on a newer SoC than its predecessor, it is not anticipated to introduce any noticeable performance improvements over the Apple S7 powering the Watch Series 7.

Allegedly, Apple will offer the Watch Series 8 in aluminium with Midnight, Starlight, Silver and Product(RED) finishes. Alternatively, there will be Graphite and Silver options made of stainless steel, all of which will be available in 41 mm and 45 mm sizes. Hence, existing accessories should remain compatible. Purportedly, Apple has already started mass producing the Watch Series 8 with a stronger seal on its retail packaging to prevent fraudulent resellers from selling a used device as new. 

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Alex Alderson, 2022-08- 8 (Update: 2022-08- 8)