Apple is reportedly planning to launch a new Apple Watch this year. Now images purported to be a counterfeit of the upcoming Watch Series 7 models have been shared online, giving a closer look at the device’s expected redesign.
The images shared by a Twitter user @MajinBuOfficial and show the knock-ff Watch Series 7 in space gray, silver, and space black colors.
The design of the Watch Series 7 resembles the previously leaked CAD renders of the next-gen Apple Watch. It is expected that the Apple Watch will use a square edge much like those of the iPhone 12 lineup, iPad Air, iPad Pro, and 24-inch iMac.
Majin Bu also mentioned that these Apple Watch Series 7 clones will sell for around $60 in China.
Watch Series 7 is expected to come in larger 41mm and 45mm case sizes, replacing the current 40mm and 44m options offered since the Apple Watch Series 4. The upcoming Apple Watch is expected to feature smaller bezels and a flat-edged design, which would naturally allow for a slightly bigger surface area for the display.
The Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to feature a smaller “S7” chip, potentially providing more space for a larger battery or other components.
This new chipset will be built by Taiwanese supplier ASE Technology. On its website, ASE Technology confirmed that its double-sided technology will allow for module miniaturization.
The Cupertino-based tech giant is also planning to introduce a new lamination technique that reduces the gap between the display and the cover glass, due to this the overall chassis of the Watch may be slightly thicker.