With all the excitement surrounding the 2018 iPhones, it’s easy to forget that Apple is probably going to announce the Apple Watch Series 4 at the same September event. We’ve got more proof of this happening now thanks to a new listing in the Eurasian Economic Commission’s database.
It seems Apple has registered six new Apple Watch models with the code names A1977, A1978, A1975, A1976, A2007, and A2008. Sadly, the listing doesn’t contain any information about specs or design. All the variants run on watchOS 5, but that’s a given since the software is due for a release next month alongside iOS 12.
Apple Watch Series 4 Rumors
The Eurasian Economic Commission can be taken as a trusted source since it’s previously confirmed the existence of the 2018 iPad, iPhone 7, AirPods, and Apple Watch Series 2. Going by the database’s information, Apple is preparing only 3 iterations of its smartwatch this year.
To recall, the Apple Watch Series 3 was launched in 8 different versions. That’s because there were 3 cellular options and 1 GPS-only option. Each was available in 2 sizes. It looks like the company is trying to trim its lineup a bit with 6 different versions in 2018.
9to5Mac thinks Apple might be letting go of the GPS-only model and just let all the variants be cellular-ready. It’s also possible that Apple is jettisoning its most expensive ceramic model. The brand does sell the device in a dizzying array of choices, so it might be good for it to make the options simpler for consumers.
The Apple Watch 4 is due to get a major redesign this year. Its bezels are probably going to be slimmer, meaning its screen is going to be larger. Rumors estimate the display will be 15% larger at 1.57-inch and 1.78-inch for the 38mm and 42mm sizes, respectively.