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Updated | First hands-on picture of the Apple Watch Series 4 shows off its edge-to-edge display

The Apple Watch Series 4 will have a larger and higher resolution edge-to-edge display than Series 3. (Source: Hometop)
The Apple Watch Series 4 will have a larger and higher resolution edge-to-edge display than Series 3. (Source: Hometop)
A hands-on image of the upcoming Apple Watch Series 4 has leaked showing a slightly larger edge-to-edge display with rounded corners. The resolution of this display is expected to be around 384 x 480 pixels, which allows for a higher information density than the Watch Series 3.

Update 9/7 — The original source informed that this was a fan-made mockup. Readers may kindly take note.

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The Apple Watch Series 4 is Apple's next iteration of its popular smartwatch, which will be unveiled alongside new iPhone X successors, a refreshed Mac Mini, and a new thin bezel iPad Pro on September 12. The new Apple Watch will feature a slightly larger and more information dense display than the Watch Series 3. This is something that we've already known but Hometop managed to get a first hands-on look at the Apple Watch Series 4 that shows the new display in action. 

The hands-on image shows a Rose Gold color variant with a white strap. The Watch Series 4 will continue to retain its rectangular shape but this time, the overall dimensions are about 15% larger than the Watch Series 3. The position of the crown also looks to be same but word is that it will now be touch sensitive and sport haptic feedback. 

The larger dimension now affords a higher resolution display at 384 x 480 pixels. This is an improvement over the 312 x 390 resolution of the Watch Series 3 and the new Watch Series 4 can now display 9 complications — up from the 4 complications in the Series 3. In the hands-on image, we see the following complications being displayed —

  1. Time (Analogue) & Date
  2. Countdown Timer (Top left)
  3. Weather (Top right)
  4. Ultraviolet Index (Bottom left)
  5. Sunrise Timer (Bottom right)
  6. Music (Centre left)
  7. Activity (Centre Right)
  8. Earth rotation/ Astronomy
  9. Appointments

The Apple Watch Series 4 is also expected to be powered by the new Apple S4 SoC along with an improved W3 chip for improved performance and battery life. On the software side, watchOS 5 will grace the new Watch Series 4. watchOS 5 was revealed during WWDC 2018 and features a new fitness app with automatic workout detection, a push-to-talk 'Walkie-Talkie' feature, interactive notifications, and podcast support. With watchOS 5, users can simply raise their wrist and start talking to Siri without needing to summon the assistant separately. Soon, universities are expected to allow integrating student IDs into the Wallet app, which will allow them to use their ID with watchOS 5.

The new Apple Watch Series 4 is expected to propel Apple as the leader in the wearables market according to famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo as annual sales are expected to touch the 50 million mark. We'll be bringing you all the droolworthy news from Apple's September 12 event at the Steve Jobs Theatre so stay tuned.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-09- 7 (Update: 2018-09- 7)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.