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New redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 rumored to arrive later this year

New redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 rumored to arrive later this year


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Apple is likely to release redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 models in the fall, according to a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. As 9to5Mac notes, the updated watches should have larger displays, enhanced health monitoring, and a longer battery life.

While Kuo is vague on some details surrounding the redesigned watch, he says it will have a 15 percent larger display, and a “more trendy form factor design.” The firm says that these details, combined with expected new sensors to expand health monitoring capabilities and a traditional drop in price with older models, will help bring sales of the Apple Watch to new records.

KGI expects that Apple will sell 22 million to 24 million Apple Watch units in 2018, a 30 percent increase over last year. Long term, the firm expects Apple Watch sales to grow to 50 million units a year.

KGI has a proven track record with Apple rumors — most recently it predicted that Apple’s newly announced low-price iPad would support Apple Pencil. If this proves to be true, expect to hear from other sources as fall approaches. This also means the Apple Watch Series 4 might debut at Apple’s September event when the company traditionally launches new iPhones.