Alongside the new iPhones, Apple is also expected to announce the new Apple Watch Series 4. This new device is said to be significantly different than the previous 3 generations, whose upgrades were limited to internal specifications. Apple Watch Series 4 is also expected to feature thinner bezels. Despite having thinner bezel the device will have the same body footprint as the current models, which means the extra space will be used to add a larger edge-to-edge display.
The new display will reportedly add 15 percent more real estate to the device’s screen, increasing the resolution from 312×390 of Series 3 to 384×480. In addition to being larger the screen will also have a higher PPI (pixels per inch) which will help in adding more real estate to the screen.
As a result watchOS and apps will be able to display more content on screen at the same time, while the buttons, text and other UI elements can also appear larger.
Website 9to5Mac ran watchOS with 345 PPI to see how the operating system and the apps will appear on the new devices. The difference between how they run on Series 3 and Series 4 is significant. When the current apps are ran at this resolution there’s plenty of space that is left on the sides and bottom, showing how much extra space will be available to apps on the new device.
We are very excited for the new Apple Watch Series 4 and cannot wait for when popular apps get updated to take advantage of its larger UI.