Apple has registered several new Apple Watch model identifiers in the Eurasian Economic Database, as noted by Consomac. Apple is expected to unveil the new watches at its iPhone event in September.
Series 4 is listed on a total of six model identifiers and is considered delivered with watchOS 5. These documents suggest a slimming of the range compared to what Apple offers with Apple Watch Series 3.
It seems likely that the model numbers of the new Apple Watch units are A1977, A1978, A1975, A1976, A2007, and A2008. This is an inexact science because the repositories do not detail exactly what specifications the devices are beyond the “personal portable electronic device”, but that’s a pretty educated guess.
In the past, Eurasian regulatory filings made the difference on the iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2 and AirPods, as well as on WWDC 2017 hardware and the iPad at $ 329 early in the year. Last month, the MacBook Pro 2018 was also updated.
However, assuming two sizes per model for the 4 series, like all previous Apple Watch, it seems that Apple will only launch three models. Series 3 features eight models, three cellular offers and the GPS model only, all in two sizes. Perhaps Series 4 will only be offered with cellular models. Another possibility is that Apple drops the expensive ceramic models of the range; the deposits are not specific enough for us to tell.
The Apple Watch is destined for a major update this year. Ming-Chi Kuo reported that the Apple Watch will feature its first new chassis design, with larger screens (and less bezel) on both models. The screens are supposed to be about 15% larger, 1.57 inches and 1.78 inches diagonally.
The standard dimensions of 38mm and 42mm should remain unchanged, with Apple’s shrinking glasses to maximize the screen area without enlarging physical watches.