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Apple Watch Series 8: Features, price, release date, more – 9to5Mac

Apple Watch Series 8 Overview Updated September 6, 2022
33 'Apple Watch Series 8' stories
September 2021 – September 2022
The Apple Watch Series 8 is the Apple Watch model that Apple will introduce in the fall of 2022. That’s still a good way off into the future, but some rumors are already painting a picture of what to expect. Read on as we recap the current rumors and expectations for the Apple Watch Series 8.
Since Apple started to add numbers to the Apple Watch’s new models, it’s only natural that the 2022 version of Apple’s smartwatch will be Apple Watch Series 8.
That said, it’s likely that the 2022 model will replace Series 7, as Series 6 replaced Series 5, which replaced Series 4.
After rumors about the new design of the Apple Watch Series 7 turned out to be false, don’t expect the Apple Watch Series 8 to look any different from what Apple currently offers.
bsed on some early leaked schematics, the Twitter account LeaksApplePro says that the only expected design change for Apple Watch Series 8 will be a redesigned speaker. Everything else should look exactly like it does on the Apple Watch Series 7.
Told you it was disappointing.
Upon receiving CAD files and images, this will be the only noticeable change in design from the Series 7 to the Series 8.
More info soon at @iDropNews pic.twitter.com/GQC40eIwk3
— LeaksApplePro (@LeaksApplePro) November 18, 2021

In a February edition of the Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman said he thinks this will be “the biggest in the history of the Apple Watch since the original model.”
After not updating the processor for Series 7, Gurman firstly said Apple was readying a new S8 SoC for the Apple Watch Series 8 bringing “major updates to activity tracking” with “faster chips across the board.”
After this report, Gurman said he was told that the “S8 chip will have the same specifications as the S7.” But here’s the catch: the S7 chip is the same as the S6, which was introduced with the Apple Watch Series 6 in 2020.
That said, Apple Watch Series 8 will be as fast as the Apple Watch Series 7 and the Apple Watch Series 6. For the next year’s model, Gurman says the Watch is slated to get “an all-new processor.”
As previously reported by Bloombergthe Apple Watch Series 8 could feature support for taking a person’s temperature. This would require a new sensor to be added to the Apple Watch.
While last year’s [2020] upgrade centered on the blood-oxygen sensor (…) I don’t expect any major health upgrades until at least next year, when we may see a body-temperature sensor. 
WSJ report also corroborates: “A planned use for the sensor in 2022 would be for fertility planning, the people said, giving women clues about where they are in their ovulation cycle.”
A few days before the announcement of the Apple Watch Series 7, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also corroborated with the body temperature sensor coming to the Series 8.
By the beginning of 2022, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said “body temperature was on this year’s roadmap, but chatter about it has slowed down recently.” While it doesn’t mean that Apple scrapped its plans to bring this new sensor, we still have to wait for new reports to make sure this feature will actually be released.
Last but not least, in April, Kuo doubled down on the body temperature sensor. He said:
 “I believe Apple Watch Series 8 in 2H22 could take body temperature if the algorithm can meet Apple’s high requirements before mass production.”
A report by the Wall Street Journal in September of 2021 gives a glimpse of what to expect from the 2022 Apple Watch, as Apple’s smartwatch is still “at the center of Apple’s health ambitions.”
Blood pressure monitoring would be one of the key features of the Apple Watch Series 8:
The version of the feature under discussion at Apple would try to show users how their blood pressure is trending, but without providing a baseline measure of systolic and diastolic blood pressure, according to people familiar with these plans. Some employees have raised questions to managers about how useful such a feature would be, the people said, though they cautioned that the feature is still in development and could change.
Even though WSJ was positive about this feature, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman believes  “blood pressure is at least two to three years away” from being introduced on any Apple Watch.
Apple is also studying a watch feature that might detect diabetes, the WSJ says. The company is said to be “struggling” with this process, however, and has not made much progress on the efforts over recent years. 
This isn’t the first time it has been reported that Apple is studying ways to monitor blood glucose with Apple Watch. Various reports over the years have suggested that Apple is developing a non-invasive glucose monitoring technology, with one report in 2017 indicating that Tim Cook has been seen actively wearing a glucose tracker prototype on his body around Apple’s campus.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also has a tidbit about when to expect this sensor: “I wouldn’t be surprised if glucose monitoring doesn’t land until later in the second half of the decade,” he writes.
According to the WSJ, for Series 8, Apple is said to be investing in new sleep tracking features, including the ability to detect advanced sleep patterns and sleep apnea. 
One challenge for Apple in terms of expanding sleep tracking capabilities, however, is battery life. Apple is said to be investigating ways to read data from sensors overnight with as big of an effect on battery life.
Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman believes Apple is readying new women’s health features that will be available alongside the new Watch.
As it has been for quite some time, the Apple Watch is generally announced and released in September. Apple Watch Series 8 will likely be released alongside the iPhone 14 during its “Far Out” event on September 7.
According to a report by Ming-Chi Kuo, the demand for the next Watch may be higher in 2022, because it’s likely to add new health sensors that aren’t included with the Apple Watch Series 7.
In another report on December 2021, Kuo said Apple will unveil three new Apple Watch models. Likely Apple Watch Series 8, a new Apple Watch SE, and the previously-rumored rugged sports version.
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– Sep. 8th 2022 10:42 am PT


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– Sep. 8th 2022 6:48 am PT


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Ben Lovejoy
– Sep. 8th 2022 5:48 am PT


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– Sep. 8th 2022 4:18 am PT


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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories September 7
Michael Potuck
– Sep. 7th 2022 2:40 pm PT


Apple Watch Ultra, Series 8, and SE second gen have all officially arrived. While the brand new Ultra comes with the biggest battery ever in an Apple Watch, all Apple Watches from the Series 8 down to Series 4 will get the new Low Power mode with watchOS 9. Here’s how Apple Watch Ultra battery vs Series 8 and more stack up.
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Michael Potuck
– Sep. 7th 2022 12:15 pm PT


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– Sep. 7th 2022 10:26 am PT


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José Adorno
– Sep. 7th 2022 10:08 am PT


Apple has finally unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 8. After months of rumors, the company has announced the successor of the Apple Watch Series 7. Here’s everything new.
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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories September 6
José Adorno
– Sep. 6th 2022 10:38 pm PT


Today, Apple is expected to announce the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8. Called by analysts the most important update in years for the Apple Watch, here’s what we expect to see on Apple’s new wearable coming later this fall.
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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories September 4
José Adorno
– Sep. 4th 2022 7:05 am PT


In three days, Apple will announce a new Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Pro, and Apple Watch SE 2. In his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman shared the latest tidbits about these new watches ahead of the iPhone 14 event on Wednesday.
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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories August 31
Michael Potuck
– Aug. 31st 2022 9:20 am PT


The Apple Watch Series 8 release date is right around the corner and this year we could see a new rugged “Pro” version with a larger screen join the lineup, and fresh health features. Apple Watch Series 8 will likely be available to pre-order soon. Head below for what to expect on a release date, new features, and more.
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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories August 30
José Adorno
– Aug. 30th 2022 8:48 am PT


In a week from now, alongside the new iPhone 14 series, Apple will announce the new Apple Watch Series 8. With that, Twitter user ShrimpApplePro has a few tidbits to share regarding this upcoming Watch. Here’s what he knows about this release.
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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories August 25
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– Aug. 25th 2022 7:25 am PT


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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories August 10
José Adorno
– Aug. 10th 2022 10:39 am PT


During its Unpacked event, Samsung introduced the new Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro. These new smartwatches will sure be tough competition for the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8. But, in addition to that, they also show what innovations Apple will likely bring with Series 8 and the rumored Apple Watch Pro.
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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories July 24
José Adorno
– Jul. 24th 2022 6:12 am PT


In two months, Apple will unveil three new Apple Watches, including the rumored Apple Watch Pro. This new high-end model, called “rugged” and made for “extreme sports,” will be the company’s new bet for a specific niche of customers.
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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories July 13
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– Jul. 13th 2022 1:56 pm PT


We’re just a couple months away from a possible announcement of the Apple Watch Series 8. With it, we expect slight upgrades from the Series 7, offering a few new features we didn’t previously have. However, is the Apple Watch Series 8 worth waiting for?
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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories July 10
José Adorno
– Jul. 10th 2022 6:06 am PT


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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories July 6
Filipe Espósito
– Jul. 6th 2022 1:31 pm PT


Since 2021, rumors have been hinting at a new rugged edition of the Apple Watch aimed at extreme sports. Recent reports have corroborated that this more resistant model is expected to be introduced later this year, and now Bloomberg claims that the rugged edition of the Apple Watch will feature a stronger metal case and a larger display.
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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories July 5
Filipe Espósito
– Jul. 5th 2022 6:45 pm PT


We are probably only two months away from the official announcement of the next generation iPhone and Apple Watch. When it comes to the new Apple Watch Series 8, rumors suggest that this year’s model won’t be a significant upgrade compared to the Series 7, but there will certainly be some changes. With that in mind, what rumored Apple Watch Series 8 features are you most excited to see?
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José Adorno
– Jul. 4th 2022 6:51 am PT


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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories July 3
José Adorno
– Jul. 3rd 2022 6:06 am PT


Apple Watch Series 8 will have at least one exciting feature for its users when it launches later this year: a body-temperature sensor. In his latest edition of the Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman doubles down on the new sensor coming to the next generation of the Apple Watch, while talking about the future Apple Watch SE 2 and a rugged version of the Apple Watch, most likely for extreme sports.
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José Adorno
– Jun. 26th 2022 7:27 am PT


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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories May 18
José Adorno
– May. 18th 2022 8:13 am PT


Less than six months away from Apple introducing Apple Watch Series 8, this upcoming smartwatch is again rumored to feature a flat-edge design. After leakers and analysts supported that Apple Watch Series 7 would be the one to feature this new look, rumors are now pointing out to this year’s model.
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Apple Watch Series 8 Stories May 1
José Adorno
– May. 1st 2022 4:19 am PT


Apple Watch Series 7 was first rumored to get the new body temperature sensor last year, but as we all know, this feature didn’t make the cut – as well as a complete redesign of the Watch.
Now, for the Apple Watch Series 8, it seems the wearable could feature this sensor with one important condition, as explained by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
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