Apple’s upcoming event on September 12 is one of the most eagerly anticipated tech events of the year.
Rumours have all but confirmed an updated Apple Watch Series 4 will be shown alongside three new iPhones.
Apple’s event is only days away, so here is everything we know and can predict so far about the Watch Series 4.
All new design
Images obtained by 9to5Mac show an all-new design for the Apple Watch Series 4, with a larger edge-to-edge display and slimmer bezels. Analysts predict the screen could be up to 15% bigger which is a big deal for such a small device.
The image also shows what looks to be a new watch face capable of displaying eight widgets. A tiny hole below the digital crown is likely a new microphone that could take advantage of advanced Siri functionality.
Lastly, the device appears to support the same watch bands as current models, although this is a little tricky to determine from the image alone.
The Series 4 will likely come pre-installed with watchOS 5, Apple’s latest software that was shown earlier this year at WWDC.
watchOS 5 brings a raft of new workout-related features including automatic workout detection, support for hiking and yoga and an all-new rivalry mode that lets you challenge your friends to see who can burn the most calories.
Other notable features include a walkie-talkie mode (for your inner secret agent), support for podcasts (at last!) and improved notification management which groups together similar notifications.
watchOS 5 will also be made available to all other Apple Watches with the exception of first generation devices.
Price and other features
Not much else is known about the Apple Watch Series 4, although some predict the side button will make use of a haptic engine (like the home button on the iPhone 7 and 8).
Pricing is expected to be in line with the current Series 3 watch (which may be discontinued or discounted) starting at AU$459 for a GPS model and AU$559 for GPS and cellular.
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