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Apple announces Watch Series 7: Features, specs and more

Apple unveiled its latest — and the world’s most popular smartwatch — Watch Series 7. One of the biggest chang...Read More
Apple unveiled its latest — and the world’s most popular smartwatch — Watch Series 7. One of the biggest changes to the Watch Series 7 is a larger display. Apple says that the display supports a full keyboard for text input as well. Apple claims that the display is brighter for indoor use as well.
The Series 7 has the most crack-resistant glass with IP6X certification for dust resistance and the same water resistance rating, says Apple. One of the biggest gripes for Watch users has been the charging speed. Apple says that with Watch Series 7, it has improved it by 33%. For instance, 8 minutes of charging can give up to 8 hours of sleep tracking. Also, with just 45 minutes of charging Apple Watch can reach from 0 to 80%. Apple has given USB-C support for Apple Watch and the magnetic charging puck, which has been around for years.
Apple Watch Series 7 is available in 41mm and 45mm sizes. While the wrist is down, the Always-On Retina display is up to 70 per cent brighter indoors than that of the Apple Watch Series 6, making it easier to see the watch face without having to lift the wrist or wake the display.
Apple Watch Series 7 comes in five new aluminium case finishes -- midnight, starlight, green, and a new blue and (PRODUCT)RED -- along with a range of new band colours and styles. The entire Apple Watch Series 7 lineup will be available later this fall. Apple hasn't announced the price or exact availability of the Watch Series 7.
Interestingly, Apple hasn’t discontinued Watch Series 3 or the Watch SE.
watchOS 8 and new Watch faces
watchOS 8 comes with additional watch faces designed specially for the larger display on Apple Watch Series 7. The new Contour face takes the dial right to the edge of the display and fluidly animates throughout the day, emphasising the current hour. The new Modular Duo face leverages the extra screen area with two large, data-rich centre complications. Separately, the classic World Time face, based on heritage watches and ideal for travellers, tracks the time in 24 time zones around a double dial, and is available on Apple Watch Series 4 and later.
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