Apple Watch 4 to Get Bigger in Size; Expected to Arrive This Fall

March 29, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Amidst the buzz around the Apple Event and cheaper iPad, KGI has turned the attention to another product that will be arriving later this year, the Apple Watch. Series 4 of the Apple Watch is now grabbing the headlines, thanks to the predictions by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Accordingly, Apple will finally out their hands upon the design to make Series 4 Apple Watch stand apart from the rest in terms of design. Ever since the inception of Apple Watch, Apple had followed the same rounded square form for every Watch released since then. But that’s about to change with a considerable increase in the overall size of the device.

The prediction is that Apple will have the dimensions of its Watch increased by up to 15%. Currently, Apple Watches are available in 38mm and 42mm dimensions, and a 15% increase would mean an effective dimension of 44mm and 48mm for the new watch. But that shouldn’t reflect directly, as Apple may also consider cutting down the bezels, thereby reducing the overall size of the watch.

The possibility of a bigger battery however wipes out the latter possibility. Like Kuo has pointed out, Apple Watch 4 could feature a larger lithium ion cell, which would directly reflect in the overall dimension of the device.

Apple is also said to make improvements to the built-in sensors, though details haven’t been disclosed by Kuo. Currently, the gadget features an array of sensors that comprise bespoke heart rate monitor, accelerometer, barometer and gyroscope to track a range of biometric data and user movement.

Previous rumors had suggested inclusion of advanced medical sensors like EKG module and glucose monitor for the Apple Watch. Comparing that with the predictions, an upgrade for heart rate sensor appears to be happening right with the next edition of Apple Watch.

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