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The Apple Watch might get a huge overhaul, but not this year

A recent report suggests that Apple is planning a major overhaul for its wearable, with the Apple Watch X set to celebrate the device’s ten-year anniversary.

Apple Watch X header showing an Apple Watch on a mango yellow background. It has an orange strap and silver body, with two buttons on the side showing with the screen barely visible at an angle.

Apple hasn’t upgraded the Apple Watch in any major way in recent years. Small additions, like thinner bezels, blood oxygen monitoring, and a temperature sensor are welcome, but all in all, it’s been on a steady path for a while. Well, that may be about to change with the Apple Watch X release date, though not alongside the iPhone 15 release date next month, sadly.

As reported by Mark Gurman in his Power On newsletter for Bloomberg, Apple could launch an overhaul to Apple Watch next year, bringing new health features like blood-pressure monitoring alongside the possibility of a magnetic system for attaching straps, in order to make more space for internal components.

He suggests it could be called Apple Watch X, to celebrate the device’s ten-year anniversary, and that it may launch in 2024 or 2025. The most likely change could be the long-rumored micro-LED display tech, which would bump up the brightness and colors of the watch.

Of course, Gurman is ever reliable, but lots can change when so far away from launch, so take it all with a pinch of salt. If you’re looking for a new smartwatch, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 release date could be right around the corner, too.

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