The Apple Watch Series 4 is turning out to be an interesting device and the most significant upgrade in style since the original came out years ago. A fresh piece of the puzzle was uncovered recently thanks to a new 9to5Mac report which dug deep into the watchOS 5 beta to figure out what the resolution of the device will be.
Turns out, Apple is probably going to increase the resolution of the Apple Watch Series 4. This makes sense since the screen size is expected to be 15% bigger thanks to smaller bezels. The 42mm model might have a resolution of 384 x 480 pixels as a result.
To compare, the current 42mm Apple Watch Series 3 has a resolution of 312 x 390 pixels. The brand will likely increase the PPI of the smartwatch as well, perhaps to 345. You can see the difference yourself in the pictures above. Having more display area is a welcome change, although it may not be enough for current users to upgrade.
Apple Watch 4 Changes
Apple is also set to introduce new watch faces which will take advantage of all this space. Even its native apps will probably get the memo and expand to offer new complications. Third-party apps are going to benefit from this too. We caught a glimpse of this last week when an image of the wearable hit the internet with 9 complications.
Another big change expected is the shift to solid-state buttons. Instead of physical buttons which move, the new Apple Watch will have buttons which stay in place and vibrate when pressed. This will reduce the number of moving parts, so water resistance should be better. The mechanism also frees up space, allowing a bigger battery to fit inside.
The Apple Watch Series 4 will be making its debut alongside the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone 9 on September 12. Stay tuned for more leaks till then.