The Apple Watch has undergone several iterations and updates since it was first introduced in 2015. One notable change that has occurred over the years is the evolution of the watch’s screen size.
The original Apple Watch, released in 2015, had a screen size of 38mm or 42mm depending on the model. This was followed by the release of the Apple Watch Series 2 in 2016, which featured the same screen size options as the original.
In 2017, Apple released the Apple Watch Series 3, which marked the first time the company offered a cellular version of the watch. The screen sizes for this model remained the same as the previous two generations.
The next significant change to the screen size of the Apple Watch came with the release of the Apple Watch Series 4 in 2018. This model featured a slightly larger screen size of 40mm or 44mm, an increase of 2mm from the previous generations. The Series 4 also featured a new design with slimmer bezels, giving the watch a more modern and sleek look.
In 2019, Apple released the Apple Watch Series 5, which maintained the same screen sizes as the Series 4. However, one of the standout features of this model was the addition of an always-on display, which allowed users to view the watch face at all times without having to raise their wrist or tap the screen.
The next update to the Apple Watch’s screen size came with the Series 7, which was the first time the screen was truly pushed to the borders in an effort to maximise screen real estate. The Series 7 came in 2 sizes: 41mm, and 45mm.
Most recently, the Apple Watch Ultra has pushed the limits of Apple’s engineering, and brought a 49mm display to the market. Yet, the true viewable area is only marginally bigger than the 45mm S7 or S8? due to the titanium border.
Apple is rumoured to bring an improved Apple Watch Ultra, called Ultra 2, to their product line later this year. Per unofficial reports, it could be the first time the watch boasts a 50mm screen size, with the viewable area being significantly larger than the previous Ultra.
Overall, the screen size of the Apple Watch has gradually increased over the years, with the latest models offering larger and more advanced displays. As technology continues to evolve, it will be interesting to see how the screen size and capabilities of the Apple Watch continue to change in the future.