Apple Watch Series 4 Leaks Ahead of Launch

Posted on August 30, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Apple with 11 Comments

Apple just sent out invites for its September event, where the company is expected to introduce three new iPhones, a new Apple Watch, new MacBook devices, new AirPods, and the AirPower wireless charger.

Hours after that company sent out invites for its hardware event, its new iPhone XS devices leaked. And now, we have our first look at the Apple Watch Series 4, thanks to the folks at 9to5Mac.

The company’s upcoming Series 4 watch looks much bigger than ever before, with previous rumours claiming this year’s Apple Watch will feature ~15% bigger displays. Thanks to the larger displays, the watch will also be able to present more information on the watch face itself.

The leaked render above shows off what seems to be a new watch face that includes much more information than before, and Apple will likely update other watch faces to work better with the larger displays of the Apple Watch Series 4.

The device likely includes other enhancements, though we haven’t really hard much about it in detail yet. Apple will make things official on September 12, so stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the event.

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Comments (11)

11 responses to “Apple Watch Series 4 Leaks Ahead of Launch”

  1. X911ty12

    So.... no change at all.

  2. jwpear

    Kind of interesting how Apple takes advantage of the rectangular screen space in this picture. Is this a shot at the Android Wear round form factor?

  3. timedrifter

    Interesting. I have a Series 3 and can never get the info I need when I want it and this could solve it, but lets be honest. Steve Jobs would never let that screen happen. It is visually unappealing and way too busy. If the watch had eye tracking and the info could show only when you looked at a particular corner, then maybe.

  4. CoreyP

    That watch face is honestly disgusting. It is incredibly busy and filled with redundant information.

    The top right- Okay, it's 72 degrees. That's all we really need to know. Why is there a little bar with the low and high for the day? It is redundant information that would be better served on another screen, maybe the weather app itself.

    Bottom right- Why does this exist on the watch face? Why would I want to have the sunrise and sunset times on the main screen? Maybe that could be a dedicated page in the clock app.

    Bottom left- UVI, this isn't necessary to have on a main screen. Move it to the weather app and get it off the watch face, it's unnecessary information, I know I didn't have that tile immediately there on my Microsoft Band, I doubt others did as well. It's fun information, not important information.

    Top left- I assume that's a timer. Actually important information, but why is the bar and the timer icon there? Having both the bar and the icon makes it a busy corner, I can understand why it is on the watch face though. It is certainly far more relevant than the high and low for the day, much more important than when the sun rises and sets, and it actually deserves to be there whereas the UVI section does not.

    And now for the center. Wow, that is ugly. There's an image of the Earth , the activity rings, a calendar event, the watch hands, and the length of whatever song is playing, can't forget the date as well. Super busy and ugly. Pretty ugly and unfunctional. Let's take a look at the time, oh it's 12PM:Tartine.

    • lvthunder

      In reply to CoreyP:

      You can customize each of those zones . So if you don't want something there you can leave it blank.

    • pargon

      In reply to CoreyP:

      Not sure you know what "redundant" means. Current temp, followed by high and low are actually different numbers....related? Yes. But who has ever been pissed that an app shows relevant (to some) information as long as it's not the same thing in two different ways?

      I hate apple and their proprietary everything. But doesn't mean that the info in their watch display is "redundant" when it's actually anything but. Surely you can create apps or pay for one that displays the info you'd like to see.

  5. provision l-3

    It could be the angle of the photo but the watch does look thinner as rumored. I also think the presentation of the outer complications is interesting use of the expanded screen space but it does like a little cluttered in that set up.

  6. Martin Sjöholm

    Could it be that it carries a UV sensor? Like Microsoft Band had years and years ago? I am an Apple Watch enthusiast, but this omission has been glaringly lacking. I found it most useful.

  7. Stooks

    Rumor is it is not actually bigger. The screen inside the watch is more edge to edge now so 15% more screen space same size physical watch.

    I have a series 3 and I like it but I would rather have a round version. Maybe by series 6?