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Apple Watch Series 8

The Apple Watch Series 8 is the Apple Watch model that Apple will introduce in the fall of 2022. That’s still a good way off into the future, but some rumors are already painting a picture of what to expect. Read on as we recap the current rumors and expectations for the Apple Watch Series 8.

What will the Apple Watch Series 8 be called?

Since Apple started to add numbers to the Apple Watch’s new models, it’s only natural that the 2022 version of Apple’s smartwatch will be Apple Watch Series 8.

That said, it’s likely that the 2022 model will replace Series 7, as Series 6 replaced Series 5, which replaced Series 4.

What features and specs will Apple Watch Series 8 have?

Apple Watch Series 8 design

After rumors about the new design of the Apple Watch Series 7 turned out to be false, users are expecting a more industrial design for the next Apple Watch.

With 41mm and 45 mm screens, the company could finally introduce a more flat-edge Watch with Series 8, although for now, leaks don’t point in that direction.

For example, based on some early leaked schematics, the Twitter account LeaksApplePro says that the only expected design change for Apple Watch Series 8 will be a redesigned speaker. Everything else should look exactly like it does on the Apple Watch Series 7.

Same processor as the Seris 7

In a February edition of the Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman said he thinks this will be “the biggest in the history of the Apple Watch since the original model.”

After not updating the processor for Series 7, Gurman firstly said Apple was readying a new S8 SoC for the Apple Watch Series 8 bringing “major updates to activity tracking” with “faster chips across the board.”

After this reports, Gurman said he was told that the “S8 chip will have the same specifications as the S7.” But here’s the catch: the S7 chip is the same as the S6, which was introduced with the Apple Watch Series 6 in 2020.

That said, Apple Watch Series 8 will be as fast as the Apple Watch Series 7 and the Apple Watch Series 6. For the next year’s model, Gurman says the Watch is slated to get “an all-new processor.”

Body temperature sensor

As previously reported by Bloombergthe Apple Watch Series 8 could feature support for taking a person’s temperature. This would require a new sensor to be added to the Apple Watch.

While last year’s [2020] upgrade centered on the blood-oxygen sensor (…) I don’t expect any major health upgrades until at least next year, when we may see a body-temperature sensor. 

WSJ report also corroborates: “A planned use for the sensor in 2022 would be for fertility planning, the people said, giving women clues about where they are in their ovulation cycle.”

A few days before the announcement of the Apple Watch Series 7, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also corroborated with the body temperature sensor coming to the Series 8.

By the beginning of 2022, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said “body temperature was on this year’s roadmap, but chatter about it has slowed down recently.” While it doesn’t mean that Apple scrapped its plans to bring this new sensor, we still have to wait for new reports to make sure this feature will actually be released.

Last but not least, in April, Kuo doubled down on the body temperature sensor. He said:

 “I believe Apple Watch Series 8 in 2H22 could take body temperature if the algorithm can meet Apple’s high requirements before mass production.”

Blood pressure monitoring sensor

A report by the Wall Street Journal in September of 2021 gives a glimpse of what to expect from the 2022 Apple Watch, as Apple’s smartwatch is still “at the center of Apple’s health ambitions.”

Blood pressure monitoring would be one of the key features of the Apple Watch Series 8:

The version of the feature under discussion at Apple would try to show users how their blood pressure is trending, but without providing a baseline measure of systolic and diastolic blood pressure, according to people familiar with these plans. Some employees have raised questions to managers about how useful such a feature would be, the people said, though they cautioned that the feature is still in development and could change.

Even though WSJ was positive about this feature, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman believes  “blood pressure is at least two to three years away” from being introduced on any Apple Watch.

Blood glucose

Apple Watch blood glucose monitoring – a possible approach

Apple is also studying a watch feature that might detect diabetes, the WSJ says. The company is said to be “struggling” with this process, however, and has not made much progress on the efforts over recent years. 

This isn’t the first time it has been reported that Apple is studying ways to monitor blood glucose with Apple Watch. Various reports over the years have suggested that Apple is developing a non-invasive glucose monitoring technology, with one report in 2017 indicating that Tim Cook has been seen actively wearing a glucose tracker prototype on his body around Apple’s campus.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also has a tidbit about when to expect this sensor: “I wouldn’t be surprised if glucose monitoring doesn’t land until later in the second half of the decade,” he writes.

Better sleep tracking tech

According to the WSJ, for the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple is said to be investing in new sleep tracking features, including the ability to detect advanced sleep patterns and sleep apnea. 

One challenge for Apple in terms of expanding sleep tracking capabilities, however, is battery life. Apple is said to be investigating ways to read data from sensors overnight with as big of an effect on battery life.

Release date: When will Apple Watch Series 8 come out?

As it has been for quite some time, the Apple Watch is generally announced and released in September. Apple Watch Series 8 will likely be released sometime during the second half of 2022 with the iPhone 14.

As such, the Apple Watch Series 8 lineup is likely to be announced in September 2022.

According to a report by Ming-Chi Kuo, the demand for the next Watch may be higher in 2022, because it’s likely to add new health sensors that aren’t included with the Apple Watch Series 7.

In another report on December 2021, Kuo said Apple will unveil three new Apple Watch models. Likely Apple Watch Series 8, a new Apple Watch SE, and the previously-rumored rugged sports version.

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories Yesterday

During its Unpacked event, Samsung introduced the new Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro. These new smartwatches will sure be tough competition for the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8. But, in addition to that, they also show what innovations Apple will likely bring with Series 8 and the rumored Apple Watch Pro.

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories August 4

The Apple Watch Series 8 release date is around the corner and this year we could see a new rugged “Pro” version with a larger screen join the lineup, and fresh health features. Apple Watch Series 8 will likely be available to pre-order in just a matter of weeks. Head below for what to expect on a release date, new features, and more.

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories July 24

In two months, Apple will unveil three new Apple Watches, including the rumored Apple Watch Pro. This new high-end model, called “rugged” and made for “extreme sports,” will be the company’s new bet for a specific niche of customers.

In his latest Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman details more information about this upcoming product.

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories July 13

We’re just a couple months away from a possible announcement of the Apple Watch Series 8. With it, we expect slight upgrades from the Series 7, offering a few new features we didn’t previously have. However, is the Apple Watch Series 8 worth waiting for?

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories July 10

Three new Apple Watches are coming this year. The rugged model could be branded Pro, as Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman suggested in his latest Power On newsletter. With that in mind, the Cupertino company could also, once again, discontinue the Edition version in favor of this extreme sports option.

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories July 9

In two months, Apple is expected to announce the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8. Called by analysts the most important update in years for the Apple Watch, here’s what we expect to see on Apple’s new wearable coming later this fall.

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories July 6

Since 2021, rumors have been hinting at a new rugged edition of the Apple Watch aimed at extreme sports. Recent reports have corroborated that this more resistant model is expected to be introduced later this year, and now Bloomberg claims that the rugged edition of the Apple Watch will feature a stronger metal case and a larger display.

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories July 5

We are probably only two months away from the official announcement of the next generation iPhone and Apple Watch. When it comes to the new Apple Watch Series 8, rumors suggest that this year’s model won’t be a significant upgrade compared to the Series 7, but there will certainly be some changes. With that in mind, what rumored Apple Watch Series 8 features are you most excited to see?

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories July 4

Apple Watch Series 8 rumors are on fire. In a couple of months, Apple will likely unveil three new Apple Watches – the most important upgrade in years, analysts say. With that in mind, the latest predictions show the Apple Watch Series 8 will likely feature a bigger 1.99-inch display.

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories July 3

Apple Watch Series 8 will have at least one exciting feature for its users when it launches later this year: a body-temperature sensor. In his latest edition of the Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman doubles down on the new sensor coming to the next generation of the Apple Watch, while talking about the future Apple Watch SE 2 and a rugged version of the Apple Watch, most likely for extreme sports.

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories June 26

Mark Gurman is back with more information about the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8 and second-generation Apple Watch SE. In his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s journalist talks about what to expect from these Watches coming later this year.

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories May 18

Less than six months away from Apple introducing Apple Watch Series 8, this upcoming smartwatch is again rumored to feature a flat-edge design. After leakers and analysts supported that Apple Watch Series 7 would be the one to feature this new look, rumors are now pointing out to this year’s model.

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories May 1

Apple Watch Series 7 was first rumored to get the new body temperature sensor last year, but as we all know, this feature didn’t make the cut – as well as a complete redesign of the Watch.

Now, for the Apple Watch Series 8, it seems the wearable could feature this sensor with one important condition, as explained by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories April 24

Last year, rumors about the iPhone 13 getting satellite connectivity started to spread. Although this iPhone didn’t get the feature, it’s rumored that the upcoming iPhone 14 could have it for emergencies or to send short texts to emergency contacts when out of cellular service range.

Now, according to a new report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the next Apple Watch could also feature this extra technology.

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories February 27

The Apple Watch Series 7 brought a notable redesign with larger 41mm and 45mm sizes and even smaller display bezels than before. Now, a new report from Bloomberg indicates that 2022 could be the “biggest [year] in the history of the Apple since the original model” with new features, the Apple Watch Series 8, and more.

Plus, the increasingly slow and outdated Apple Watch Series 3 “may finally be retired.”

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories January 9

If the Apple Watch Series 7 disappointed many for its lack of new sensors, don’t expect things to improve anytime soon. A new report indicates that Apple is still several years away from bringing major new health sensors to the Apple Watch.

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories January 7

Remember the big Apple Watch redesign rumors leading up to the Series 7? Multiple sources with solid track records for hardware rumors expected a flat-sided Apple Watch. Instead, the Series 7 looked more like a Series 6 than an iPhone 12 or 13. So were those reports a year too early or should we expect no design changes for Apple Watch Series 8? We have thoughts…

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories December 8, 2021

The Apple Watch Series 7 may not have been the dramatic redesign that many people were hoping for, but the good news is that Apple has another new Apple Watch set for release in 2022. The so-called Apple Watch Series 8 is likely to be announced sometime in September 2022. Head below as we round up everything we know so far.

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories November 18, 2021

Apple Watch Series 7 was one of the most anticipated Apple products of 2021 as rumors suggested that the device would get a huge redesign. However, Series 7 was announced with a design quite similar to the previous model, except for a larger display.

Although the reason is unknown, some people are hoping that the long-awaited new design will be saved for Apple Watch Series 8 – but that seems unlikely.

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories September 10, 2021

We are just days away from the official announcement of the new Apple Watch Series 7, which is expected to have a brand new flat design. Meanwhile, reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today shared some hints about what to expect for Apple Watch Series 8 in 2022 and also for future versions of AirPods.

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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories September 1, 2021

Amid reports that the Apple Watch Series 7 is facing production delays and won’t feature any new health sensor technology, a new report today reiterates that the Apple Watch is still “at the center of Apple’s health ambitions.” Apple is exploring a variety of new health features for the Apple Watch for the coming years, the Wall Street Journal says today.

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