Apple is expected to take the wraps off the Series 4 Apple Watch in September. Ahead of the big release, the device was assumed to leak out in some form. We have now come across filings on the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) describing six new models for the Apple Watch Series 4. Interestingly, the Apple Watch Series 3 was launched in eight variants, for a total of four core versions, so this suggests a cut down of the total models from the lineup.
It is speculated that Apple will not have Ceramic versions of the Series 4 this year given that they’re a niche product with an exorbitant price tag. The listing also mentions that these variants are running watchOS 5 on board, thus confirming that this is the real deal. Not too much else is known about the Series 4 Apple Watch from the listing, although the mention of the model numbers is enough to reveal their existence.
The Apple Watch Series 4 will have the following model numbers as per this listing: A1977, A1978, A1975, A1976, A2007, and A2008.
Previously, listings on Eurasian regulatory databases have revealed the existence of the iPhone 7 as well as WWDC launch products from 2017. So this isn’t an ordinary rumor that we’re coming across. The question now remains as to what changes Apple is making to the Apple Watch lineup this year.
It is rumored that the Series 4 Apple Watch will feature a new design and a display that is 15% bigger than the predecessor. There’s also talk of the device featuring solid state buttons with haptic feedback. It’s too early to tell if these rumors will materialize, but given the upgrades we’ve seen over the past three iterations, a change in size and buttons makes sense.
What new features would you like to see on the Apple Watch Series 4?