With less than a week to go before Apple announces its much anticipated Series 4 device, 9to5Mac have published screenshots that show what the edge-to-edge screen resolution may look like. On something this small the added screen real-estate makes quite a big difference.
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The Apple Watch has kept pretty much the exact same design since it was first released more than three years ago. However, this year we are expecting some bigger changes.
The most important of all is that the screen will be 15% larger. The dimensions of the device will stay the same but the bezel size will shrink allowing for the increase. From looking at information found in the latest watchOS5 beta, 9to5Mac speculates the screen resolution on 42mm version will be 384×480. The resolution on the current Series 3 model is 312×390.
The larger screen means the watch will be able show much more information. The screenshots below that were done on an Apple Watch simulator show just how much difference the extra pixels will make.
This would make it much more easy to absorb information. But additional work from 3rd party developers will be required to adjust the design of their apps to fit the larger display.
The larger screen also means the timepiece will be able to display at least 8 complications on the watch face. It is likely Apple has designed a plethora of watch faces to go along with the new display.
Its worth pointing out that these calculations entail some speculation on the exact number of pixels per inch number. 9to5Mac is guessing that it will be 345ppi versus the earlier devices at 326ppi. We’ll know how just accurate these numbers are on September 12th.
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