Tech giant Apple, poised to launch a lineup of new iPhone Watches in September, may unveil the Apple Watch Series 8 with a larger 1.99-inch display.
Last October, analyst Ross Young suggested the Apple Watch Series 8 could come in three display sizes, MacRumors reports.
Now, in response to a question on Twitter about the rumor, Young claims that the additional display size joining the Apple Watch lineup will be 1.99 inches diagonally.
Likewise, in a note to investors seen 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 .
According to the report, it seems likely that Pu’s 1.99-inch display size presented by Young was simply rounded up.
A 1.99-inch Apple Watch screen size is 1.691 inches for the 41mm Apple Watch Series 7 and 1.901 inches for 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 5 percent.
The slightly larger display size could be related to the rumored flat-edged redesign for the Apple Watch Series 8.
Earlier this year, the leaker known as “ShrimpApplePro,” 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 8th.
A recent report suggests that the upcoming Apple Watch should be able to detect a rise in body temperature and then prompt you to use a thermometer.
However, the upcoming lower-end Apple Watch SE will not have this health feature.