Analyst firm, KGI, has been pretty much bang on when it comes to prediction with regards to Apple’s future lineup. This time around, the firm published a new report that mentions Apple will be launching a redesigned Apple Watch this fall. Apple is likely to launch the Apple Watch 4 at a September event along with the new iPhones.
The newer models will offer a larger display, better health monitoring features, and a better battery life as well. As we all know Apple has been pretty much sticking to the same design as the first Apple Watch across the second and the third generation. According to the report, this is something that will change with a redesigned exterior for the upcoming Apple Watch 4. The report says that the new Apple Watches will come with displays that are 15% larger in size. That being said, the report doesn’t mention whether the overall footprint of the new Apple Watch will change or remain the same.
In all likelihood, Apple may opt for thinner bezels and this will perhaps help them increase the screen size without actually increasing the overall size of the watch. That being said the report does mention a larger capacity battery and if this happens than the Apple Watch 4 might actually turn up being larger than its predecessor. Moving on, the report also mentions the use of better sensors for health monitoring but it doesn’t go into detail. However, it does say that Apple will add sensors beyond the usual mishmash of heart rate monitoring.
The analyst points at a combination of ‘more trendy form factor’ for the upcoming Apple Watch 4. That being said, with the introduction of the new Apple Watch the prices for the older one will be slashed considerably. This in itself will help Apple to achieve better sales figure. In fact, the report predicts that Apple will sell 22-24 million Apple Watch unit in 2018 and this literally translates to a 30% year-on-year growth.