Apple is working on an Apple Watch Series 8 model with a larger screen, according to DSCC’s Ross Young and Haitong International Securities’ Jeff Pu.


In October last year, Young suggested that the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ might come in three screen sizes. Now, respond to a request amid the Twitter rumor, Young claims that the additional display size joining the Apple Watch lineup will be 1.99 inches diagonally.

Similarly, in a note to investors seen by MacRumors, analyst Jeff Pu mentioned that Apple supplier Luxshare will be the “sole supplier” of a “high-end” 2-inch Apple Watch model this year. It seems likely that the 1.99-inch display size presented by Young was simply rounded up by Pu.

A 1.99-inch Apple Watch screen size compares to 1.691 inches on the 41mm Apple Watch Series 7 and 1.901 inches on the 45mm Apple Watch Series 7. The new screen size is said to provide an additional 0.089 inches of space diagonally compared to the 45mm ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌, which is an increase of almost 5%.

It’s possible that the slightly larger display size is related to the supposed redesign of the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ with flat edges. Earlier this year, the leaker known as “ShrimpApplePro”, which said correctly that the ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ would have a rounded design like the Apple Watch Series 6, claimed that Apple was working on a “flat glass display” for the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌. It seems plausible that an Apple Watch design with flat edges, first lifted by leaker Jon Prosser in 2021, would feature a slightly larger flat top surface, which could explain an increase in display size from 5%, although this remains speculation.

It’s also worth noting that Young and Pu’s claims could also line up with rumors of this year’s “rugged” Apple Watch model, which is expected to join the Apple Watch lineup alongside the other Series 8 models. have historically only been offered in two size options, so a third larger display size could correlate with an additional new Apple Watch “Explorer Edition” variant, especially if it’s also the model at offer a new design with flat edges.

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