latest Apple Watch 8 leaks and rumors, with the top features


Everything we know thus far about the Apple Watch 8

(Image credit: Jon Prosser & Ian Zelbo)

In the autumn, the Apple Watch 8 is anticipated. According to our Apple Watch 7 review, which you can read in full here, there are still a few things missing from the newest wristwatch from Apple.

Every year since the debut of the original, Apple has released a new version of the greatest smartwatch on the market. In other words, it’s quite likely that Apple is working on a successor to the Apple Watch 7. Though no major leaks have surfaced like with the iPhone 14, some rumours that didn’t materialise with the most recent model may be heading to the Apple Watch 8 instead..


Apple might still be working on the rounded-corner restyle that so many people had hoped for. New sensors might also be included, as there wasn’t a lot of innovation in health sensors in the hardware of previous generations of the Apple Watch, such as Apple Watch 7 and Apple Watch 6. For now, watchOS 8 brings new exercise modes and a Mindfulness app for daily reflection.

In the meanwhile, keep an eye on these early Apple Watch 8 (and watchOS 9 rumours) speculations. Bookmark this page for the most up-to-current information on the likely pricing and release date of Apple Watch 8, as well as the anticipated features.

A likely release date and cost for the Apple Watch 8


The Apple Watch 8 has yet to be given a release date. While we’re expecting to see a new Apple Watch in September 2022, based on recent introductions,

The pricing of the Apple Watch 8 is still unknown at this time. However, we estimate the pricing of the Apple Watch 8 to be the same as the price of the Apple Watch 7 for the foreseeable future. The 41mm variant of the Apple Watch 7 costs $399, while the 45mm model costs $499 and includes cellular connection.

The new Apple Watch 8 design

Aside from a bigger touchscreen and an ever-more-curvy body, nothing has changed in terms of how the Apple Watch looks since the original model launched in 2016.


Apple Watch 8 speculations are still in the early stages, although there are some circulating. Supposed renderings of an Apple Watch have surfaced in the most recent leak. Even if this picture is fake, it means that the Apple Watch 8 won’t be a radical departure from the Apple Watch 7.

(Image credit: Jon Prosser & Ian Zelbo)

However, if the Series 7 enhancements come to fruition, the Apple Watch 8 might adopt the flat-edged design language of more recent iPhone models. Earlier this year, leaker Jon Prosser posted a set of renderings that raised the possibility of a flat-sided Apple Watch. Prosser said his sources might have given him information on a future Apple Watch that wasn’t definitely the Apple Watch 7.

Renders released before the Apple Watch 7 unveiling showed intentions for a flat-edged makeover. An all-flat design, including a display, is hinted at by leaked CAD renderings, which were published by 91Mobiles(opens new tab).


Could Apple make the leap from its curviest Apple Watch to its sharpest one yet?

Speculation about Apple Watch 8’s alleged functions

There may not be any new health-tracking sensors in this year’s version of the Apple Watch, according to Mark Gurman on an episode of Power Up in January (opens in new tab). He then claimed in April that the 2024 Apple Watch would include blood pressure and glucose monitoring features, although these features are still years away.

Apple Watch 8 may have a sensor that measures skin temperature, but not in the manner we thought, according to Gurman. At originally, the warmth of the skin could be used to determine fertility. It’s possible that future versions will allow users to take their wrist temperature in the old-fashioned way.


Since the Apple Watch 7 was introduced in the autumn, we expect that the 2022 model will have internal enhancements. We’ll have to wait and see.

Rugged Apple Watch, Apple Watch SE 2

By next September, the Apple Watch 8 might be two years old, along with a less priced successor to the Apple Watch SE. To learn all there is to know about the anticipated Apple Watch SE 2, check out our comprehensive guide.

At $279, it’s possible that the Apple Watch SE 2 will have better specifications than the current best-budget model.


Apple is also said to be working on a tougher watch for those who like outdoor activities. If the watch’s battery life and GPS capabilities are excellent, it may be one of the greatest sports watches on the market today.

When Apple Watch 7 was announced, there were speculations of a ruggedized version, but according to reliable insider Mark Gurman, the new Apple Watch SE might be released at the same time as the Series 8.

What we’d want to see in the next generation of Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has been touted for 18 hours of battery life for many years now. There is no way to avoid paying a daily fee, even though the corporation has incorporated more costly features like an always-on display. Perhaps the Apple Watch 8’s battery life will be improved by a greater capacity and a more efficient chipset, compared to prior generations. But this is what we pray for every year. Battery life improvements for the new Apple Watch 7 were expected, but they never materialised.


According to a Bloomberg article, Apple is working on a skin-temperature sensor, like the Fitbit Sense, which can be located on the wrist. In order for the Apple Watch to be able to measure temperature, a new piece of hardware will have to be added, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal. The watch’s capacity to take temperature might be marketed as a fertility planning function. This, says Mark Gurman, is still a viable option.

Glucose reader: Rumors about an Apple Watch blood glucose reader have been around for some time. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple wants its wristwatch to be able to detect or aid manage diabetes. Apple is said to be working on noninvasive methods of taking blood glucose readings, despite the fact that third-party applications currently exist that function with an intrusive pump. Even more evidence of this was provided by DigiTimes, which reported on an Apple-supplier collaboration on a short-wavelength infrared sensor that may monitor a user’s blood glucose levels.

There have long been reports that the Apple Watch may also measure one’s blood pressure as well as their blood glucose level. Health sensors were expected to be announced ahead of the iPhone 7 launch, but they didn’t materialise. A blood pressure monitor included inside the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 3 is still awaiting FDA certification, as we’ve seen. To obtain blood pressure monitoring on the Apple Watch, you’ll need to acquire the required certifications for use in the United States first.


According to reports, the Apple Watch may sport a microLED display instead of an OLED screen. It may allow for a more compact and energy-efficient Apple Watch. Typical OLED panels’ luminance fading is a concern with traditional OLED displays; microLED screens do not. To put it another way, the Apple Watch’s battery life might be extended by employing micro-LED screen technology, which now stands at only 18 hours.

Touch ID: The current biometric mechanism for the Apple Watch is rather straightforward. Every time you put your Apple Watch on your wrist, you’ll have to enter your passcode. If your smartwatch contains sensitive information, we’d want to see additional protection. TouchID seems to be the answer until Apple adds a native selfie camera to the Apple Watch for FaceID. The side button or perhaps the screen of the Apple Watch might house a fingerprint reader.

However, we’d like to see the Apple Watch 7 arrive in even bigger sizes than the 40mm and 44mm that it had in its previous iteration, which is corroborated by bands featured on Apple’s website. Miniaturized user experiences are great for snippets, but productivity suffers because of the existing sizes. Even while a few millimetres of extra space on the Apple Watch may not seem like much, it might allow the firm to add features like better microphones and speakers or a more powerful CPU.


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