According to DSCC’s Ross Young and Haitong International Securities’ Jeff Pu, Apple is working on a model of the Apple Watch Series 8 with a larger display.


In October of last year, Young suggested that the “Apple Watch Series 8” could come in three display sizes. Now, answering a request Referring to the rumor on Twitter, Young claims that the additional display size joining the Apple Watch lineup will be 1.99 inches diagonally.

Also seen in a note to investors by MacRumors, analyst Jeff Pu mentioned that Apple supplier Luxshare will be the “sole supplier” for a “high-end” 2-inch Apple Watch model this year. It seems likely that Pu’s 1.99-inch display size presented by Young was simply rounded up.

A 1.99-inch Apple Watch display size compares to 1.691 inches on the 41mm Apple Watch Series 7 and 1.901 inches on the 45mm ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌. The new display size would add 0.089 inches diagonally over the 45mm ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌, an increase of nearly five percent.

It’s possible that the slightly larger display size is related to the rumored flat-bezel redesign for the Apple Watch Series 8. Earlier this year, the leaker known as “ShrimpApplePro” revealed who correctly said that the “Apple Watch Series 7” would feature a rounded design like the Apple Watch Series 6, claimed that Apple was working on a “Flat Front Glass Display” for the “Apple Watch Series 8”. It seems plausible that a flat-edged Apple Watch design, first touched upon by leaker Jon Prosser in 2021, would feature a slightly larger flat top, which could explain a five percent increase in display size, although that remains speculation.

It’s also worth noting that Young and Pu’s claims could also line up with rumors about this year’s “rugged” Apple Watch model, which is expected to join the Apple Watch lineup alongside the other Series 8 models. Flagship Apple Watches have historically only ever come in two size options, so a third, larger display size could correlate with a new, additional Apple Watch “Explorer Edition” variant, especially if that’s also the model sporting a new design Flat offers edges.

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