Apple tipped to release larger smartwatches across the board this year with the Watch Series 7
Apple is expected to unveil the Watch Series 7 next month, with the next-generation smartwatches supposedly arriving simultaneously alongside the iPhone 12s or iPhone 13 series. Leaked renders suggest that the Watch Series 7 will be the first design overhaul in a while for Apple's smartwatches, but other changes could be afoot, too.
According to Uncle Pan, a prolific leaker on Weibo, Apple will only release the Watch Series 7 in larger sizes relative to the Watch Series 6. The latter is already much larger than previous Watch Series generations too; the Watch Series 3 debuted in 38 mm and 42 mm variants, for reference.
Apparently, the Watch Series 7 will be available in 41 mm and 45 mm sizes, 1 mm smaller than both Galaxy Watch 4 Classic editions. Unfortunately, Uncle Pan has not revealed the display size of Apple's next smartwatches, although they are rumoured to have thinner bezels than their predecessors.
Nonetheless, Uncle Pan states that the Watch Series 7 and old Apple Watch series straps will be compatible with each other. Hence, it seems likely that the Watch Series 6 and Watch Series 7 will share the same lug thickness. Reputedly, the Watch Series 7 will arrive with revised sensors, a faster SoC and a better display.