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Major Updates for Apple Watch 8, Watch SE, Sports Watch Coming Soon: Gurman

2022 may be the biggest year yet for the Apple Watch since the original was released in 2014 and released in 2015, Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman said in his February 27, 2022 Power On newsletter.

This year, Gurman thinks that Apple has no less than three models in store for us, coming in fall 2022:

  • Apple Watch Series 8
  • Apple Watch SE, updated model
  • A new Apple Watch “designed for extreme sports”

As for the Apple Watch Series 3, which was first introduced in 2017 and therefore turns five this year, it “can finally be retired”, according to Gurman.

This isn’t the first time Gurman has predicted three new watches – he also suggested there would be three new Apple Watch models including one for extreme athletes in a PowerOn newsletter in December 2021. And Gurman discussed the rugged, impact resistant Apple Watch Sport in development at Apple since March 2021.

Gurman isn’t the only industry expert expecting an assortment of new Apple Watches, either. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also indicated in a note to investors in December 2021 that we will see not only the Apple Watch Series 8, but also an all-new model of Apple Watch for extreme sports.

“The new Apple Watch in 2H22 includes the Apple Watch 8, the new Apple Watch SE and the extreme sports version,” Kuo wrote in this December 8, 2021 note to investors.

Plans for Apple Watch 8

Gurman’s February 27, 2022 newsletter, however, adds more details on what to expect from the Apple Watch 8. He says it will be the “biggest update since the launch of the first Apple Watch.” Gurman doesn’t expect any major changes to the health sensors that will come in the 8-Series, but he does note that there may be a body temperature sensor. Major updates are expected in terms of the watch’s activity tracking, as well as faster chips across the board.

According to Gurman, new, more powerful chips will also be installed. Thanks to this, a big leap in performance is likely.

There are also rumors of sensors to measure blood sugar and a new design similar to current iPhone models. We may also see a slightly larger watch in addition to the 41mm and 45mm models.

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