Apple Watch 8: Here’s Everything We Know So Far

Apple Watch 8: Here's Everything We Know So Far

After the Apple Watch 7 was released, consumers were waiting anxiously to see what was next in store from the tech giant. The answer: the Apple Watch 8, which will be officially announced on September 25th of this year. We’ve rounded up everything we know about the new release so far and are excited to share it with you. Continue reading to learn all about the newest iteration of one of Apple’s most popular gadgets!

 What new features can we expect?

The headline feature is that it will have a new digital crown which uses haptic feedback to provide you with contextual information based on what you’re doing on the watch. It’ll also be available in two sizes for the first time, 44mm and 40mm, to give people more options.

You’ll also be able to swap out the bands and it will come with an ECG app that can detect irregular heart rhythms so you know when something is wrong. There’s no price yet but we do know that pre-orders will go live next week on September 14th.

That being said, they won’t ship until October 4th (UK) or October 12th (US). With the release date fast approaching, there are still plenty of unknowns about Apple Watch 8 including the actual price. Although it does seem like a much better option than Apple Watch 7.

A lot of these features sound pretty good and could make Apple Watch 8 into one of the best smartwatches around.

If you’ve been looking to upgrade your old Apple Watch then this might be your chance – just make sure to save up!

The case

A new report suggests that Apple is working on a follow-up to the current Apple Watch. According to a Reuters report, suppliers have been asked to quote for production of approximately six million units of the upcoming devices from September 2022 onwards. And it looks like there will be three different models of watches for the update.

While previous reports about Apple’s plans for its wearables technology were unclear, with this Reuters report, things are starting to take shape. But what will these new models look like? Will they come in new colors? Will they include new features and improvements? Nobody knows yet. But one thing we do know is that we’ll be able to expect more than just two sizes as there’ll reportedly be three variants. As for prices, it seems likely that the third variant would go for $349 (£319), which was previously the price point for the cheapest Watch available now.

The other two are likely going to cost more but nobody knows how much exactly. One thing’s certain though – people will definitely line up outside stores when these arrive! It may still be too early to make any predictions about Apple Watch 8 but here’s everything we know so far.

 Fitness features

The big question mark on the horizon has to do with the rumored option for wireless charging. While we can’t be sure what the final decision will be, Apple is smart to continue investigating the idea. Wireless charging makes a lot of sense for an advanced device like the Apple Watch — and it would solve a major pain point that people have when making the decision to buy one in the first place. (i.e., if they’re not comfortable having to plug it in every night before going to bed).

But, wirelessly charging also has its disadvantages too; namely that it could hamper battery life, which might be crucial when a user wants full autonomy from their watch without any impediments during their work day. We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out in the next iteration of the device. In other words, if you want your new Watch to be charged up throughout your whole day, you may just need to make peace with leaving your charger plugged into your outlet at home or in your office desk drawer each morning.

 Personalisation options

-Today we’re going to take a look at the current available information on Apple Watch 8, including its rumored release date, design and features.

-First off, there are speculations that the device might come with a 1.56 x 2.63 OLED display (240×290 pixels) and haptic touch. -It is also suggested that the new watch will have touch input capabilities such as Face ID and Siri Support, but it is not certain whether this functionality will be included.

-One other feature being said about Apple Watch 8 is a wireless charging case for wireless overnight charging which would eliminate the need for pesky power cables as well as an induction charger in your nightstand to plug your watch into every night when you go to bed! -All of these potential additions seem great, but if you’re wanting more than just an upgrade from what the current version has to offer then unfortunately I’m afraid these rumors don’t do much for you.

-The release date of Apple Watch 8 is still unknown, but according to 9to5Mac it is expected sometime this year around September or October.

Still no GPS

Perhaps the most high-profile omission from this year’s Apple Watch series is a built-in GPS, which was left out after consumers have complained that it takes up too much battery power. In order to make up for the lack of GPS, users will have to rely on their iPhone for mapping or various third-party apps that they can install on their watch.

This isn’t ideal because those third-party apps cannot use background sensors, meaning if the phone rings or it receives an important notification, the user will have to stop what they’re doing and look at their phone in order to respond. Other than that, no major changes were found within all three models unveiled by Apple this past September.

All still come with the same Series 3 chip that helps them run independently of an iPhone; all come with LTE connectivity, so users can receive messages and call without relying on their iPhones; all still feature the same heart rate sensor as last year’s model; and all still come with new Hermès bands made exclusively for these watches.

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