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Purported 'Apple Watch Series 7' renders show larger speakers, iPhone 12-style straight edges

Claimed render of the forthcoming "Apple Watch Series 7." No idea why it's such a dark image, though.

A new series of renders claim to show the "Apple Watch Series 7" casing, with the new images closely resembling previously reported leaks.

Apple has announced details of watchOS 8, currently in beta, but has yet to even confirm the "Apple Watch Series 7," outside of regulatory filings. However, a new report claims to back up the expectation that the new Apple Watch will take on certain design cues from the iPhone 12.

According to 91mobiles, the Watch will be more boxy and more straight-edged than previous models. The publication says that its source for the CAD renders has detailed the chassis specifications.

Reportedly, instead of the 10.7m thickness of the Apple Watch Series 6, the new model will be 9mm thick. The slimmer Watch will nonetheless feature larger speaker grills on the left hand side.

Other reports have said that the new Apple Watch will feature a flatter, more squared-off side. Still others have said that smaller components may be used, but rather than being used to reduce chassis thickness, it could allow for a bigger battery.

Another purported render of the
Another purported render of the "Apple Watch Series 7"

The new 91mobiles report is inconsistent, or perhaps just incomplete. It suggests that there may only be a 44mm model, but this could be just a lack of information.

While 91mobiles has only a short track record in Apple leaks, it did provide accurate details about the 2020 iPad Air. More recently, the publication has claimed to have renders showing "iPhone 13" models.