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5 Reasons to Wait for Apple Watch 7 & 6 Reasons Not To

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Apple is reportedly working on a new Apple Watch 7. The Apple Watch 7 release date is weeks away but there are still some great reasons to put your credit card away and wait for the 2021 Apple Watch.

If you’re thinking about buying an Apple Watch in 2021, the Apple Watch 6 and Apple Watch SE are the company’s latest models. And now that we’re months out from their release, you should be able to find some excellent deals with more coming later in the year.

Apple also sells the Apple Watch Series 3 and you can also find former flagships like the Apple Watch 5 and Apple Watch 4 at retailers like Amazon.

You also have options outside of Apple’s family of watches. Some of the top Apple Watch alternatives include Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, the Fitbit Versa 2, and Amazon’s budget Amazfit Bip S.

We’ve also heard about new 2021 smartwatches and the purported roster unsurprisingly includes a new Apple Watch 7.

Apple Watch 7 Rumors

We’ve heard a ton about the iPhone 13 series, but we haven’t heard a whole lot about the company’s next Apple Watch.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, an extremely trustworthy source, says Apple is working on a new Apple Watches and that they should be out around the time Apple releases the iPhone 13 series. Gurman backs up his initial claim in a newer report.

The iPhone 13 series is currently slated to arrive in September and that means we should see the Apple Watch 7 release date land in September as well.

We’ve seen rumors hint at a refreshed design and improved performance, but many changes remain in the shadows at this point. That should change as we push through the summer.

While Apple does its best to plug up leaks, they’re inevitable and we should see Apple Watch 7 rumors out new features and enhancements in the coming months.

It’s early, but these Apple Watch 7 rumors put those of you searching for a new smartwatch in a tough position: Buy a device now or wait?

While many people will be just fine upgrading right now, others might want to hang around and wait for Apple’s 2021 Apple Watch models. At the very least, it might be a good idea to hang back until we learn more about Apple’s plans.

In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to consider waiting for the rumored Apple Watch 7 and the best reasons to go with something else.

Wait for Potential Design Upgrades

Wait for Potential Design Upgrades

There's a chance the Apple Watch 7 looks different than its predecessors. 

Back in September of last year, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said a "significant form factor design change" could come to the Apple Watch as soon as 2021. 

Kuo is a reliable source and that's what makes this rumor interesting. Unfortunately he didn't, and still hasn't, gone into detail about these potential changes. 

He says 2021 is the earliest we see these changes so there's also a chance the Apple Watch 7 series looks similar to the Apple Watch 6 and previous models. 

A report from Bloomberg states that Apple's "tested thinner display borders and a new lamination technique that brings the display closer to the front cover." The device might be thicker than previous models, but the publication claims it won't be noticeable. 

According to leaker Jon Prosser, the Apple Watch 7 will come with a flat-edged design that's similar to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro and a brand new green color. 

That said, if you aren't in love with the current design or would just love to see something different, consider waiting. 

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