The possible release date and price of Apple Watch 8
We have not got the release date for the Apple Watch 8 yet. But going by previous Apple Watch launches, we’re expecting to see the next Apple Watch in September 2022.
There’s no information available about the Apple Watch 8 price right now. But Apple has maintained the same price structure for several years, so we expect next year’s Apple Watch will match the price of the Apple Watch 7. The Apple Watch 7 starts at $399 for the 41mm model, with premiums for the larger 45mm model and cellular connectivity.
There’s a chance that the Apple Watch 8 comes alongside a less expensive Apple Watch SE follow up, which would be two years old by next September. We can see an Apple Watch SE 2 starting at $279 with updated specs compared to the current best Apple Watch for those on a budget.
The design of Apple Watch 8
The appearance of Apple Watch has remained virtually unchanged since the first model debuted in 2016, whereas the iconic squircle was tweaked with the Apple Watch 7 to accommodate larger displays in a ever-so-curvier chassis.
However, the Apple Watch 8 could follow the design language of newer, flat-edged iPhones, provided it has the upgrades that were previously rumored for the Series 7. Expectations of a flat-sided Apple Watch grew when leaker Jon Prosser shared a series of renders earlier this year. Prosser hedged the timeline of the major design change, saying his sources could’ve passed along intel for a different future Apple Watch — not necessarily the Apple Watch 7.
Another set of renders published ahead of the Apple Watch 7 announcement revealed plans for a flat-edged redesign. The reportedly leaked CAD renders, shared by 91Mobiles tease an all-flat design, display included. Could Apple jump from its curviest Apple Watch yet to its sharpest?