With an Apple press event announced for a little over a week from now, excitement is building for this year’s line of new devices from the Cupertino company. While new iPhones are a given, previous rumors have hinted that the fourth generation Apple Watch will also make its debut. Thanks to a new leaked image, we’ve got our first look at what’s expected to be called the Apple Watch Series 4, and it features the biggest changes since the original model.
It’s not clear how, but 9to5Mac managed to get what looks like the first official product image of the new Apple Watch. Right off the bat, the most noticeable improvement is that the display takes up more space on the front, with usable screen space stretching closer to edge-to-edge than the existing models. Adding to this is increased amount of information shown on the Watch, with nine complications on display including the time.
The other big change is that the actual Watch chassis seems thinner, which should also make it lighter. While not a guarantee at this point, it also looks like the Series 4 will still work with existing wrist bands, a likely bet if Apple is planning to attract Watch upgraders. There’s also a new hole between the new Watch’s digital crown and button, probably for a microphone, and replacing the red dot to designate a LTE model seems to be a simpler red ring on top the crown.
The Apple Watch Series 4 will surely come in several model options, including aluminum and stainless finishes, as well as different colors. Apple’s event is scheduled for September 12th, so we won’t have to wait too long for more details, including pricing and a release date.