Apple Watch 4: larger screen and smaller bezels revealed in new report

Exact screen sizes laid out by briefing from often reliable tech expert

Apple Watch 4

We previously reported the Apple Watch is going to receive its first redesign since it was first launched, way back in 2015, with a larger display, smaller bezels, but keeping the overall size of the watch the same.

Now it seems we may know exactly how large the new display will actually be.

Originally, Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities predicted the Apple Watch 4 would feature a 15-percent larger screen.

Kuo now states the next Watches will feature 1.57-inch and 1.78-inch displays. 

For context, the current Apple Watch Series 3 comes with either a 1.31-inch or 1.54-inch display depending on which model you choose.

This should make the whole wearable experience a lot less claustrophobic.

As we previously reported, the only thing that Apple will be changing is the screen size (and a likely spec bump), meaning the new models will still support watch bands and accessories from earlier models.

This gives people a way to upgrade their watch whist still keeping a part of the original – very important if you've bought an expensive designer strap or have one with sentimental value.

Kuo's report also claims the next Apple Watch is set to feature improved heart rate monitoring abilities, although he's a little light on specifics here.

One thing's for certain, it looks like you'll be waiting a little longe for the fabled circular Apple Watch.

Spencer Hart
Style and Travel Editor

As the Style and Travel Editor at T3, Spencer covers everything from clothes to cars and watches to hotels. Everything that's cool, stylish, and interesting, basically. He's been a part of T3 for over seven years, and in that time covered every industry event known to man, from CES and MWC to the Geneva Motorshow and Baselworld. When he's driving up and down the country in search of the greatest driving roads, he can be found messing around on an electric scooter, playing with luxury watches, or testing the latest fragrances.