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Apple Watch Series 10 could have an ultra-sized screen

Apple Watch Series 10 could have an ultra-sized screen

Some good news for Apple Watch owners who are jealous of the Apple Watch Ultra screen: The Apple Watch Series 10 could have the same screen as the company's 49mm outdoor watch. That's in addition to other potential improvements, like a thinner case and a new chip that "could lay the groundwork for some AI enhancements in the future," according to Mark Gurman's latest Power On newsletter for Bloomberg.

The screen rumor supports CAD renders from last month, which showed a Series 10 watch with a two-inch display. Gurman says — and that render shows — that the watch won't otherwise have any major design changes. If that means there won't be any magnetic watch strap attachments or anything, I'm putting that part of the rumor in the "good" column — like many people, I've accumulated a number of watch straps over the years, and I'd like to continue using them if I decide to upgrade.

As for the new sensors, that's unclear, as Gurman says Apple is planning two big health sensor updates. The company reportedly hasn't been able to fine-tune the reliability of its rumored blood pressure monitor, and he writes that not being able to use its restricted blood oxygen sensor is hampering its efforts to add sleep apnea detection.

Apple is reportedly planning a cheaper version of the Apple Watch SE to bring its price closer to Samsung's $199 Galaxy Watch FE. One way to do that, apparently, could be with a hard plastic case. That could make the watch cheaper, sure, and maybe even lighter — I can think of at least one other Apple product that could benefit from a similar decision! (The Vision Pro. I'm talking about the Vision Pro.)

Finally, Gurman says the company plans to release a Watch Ultra 3, but don't expect major visual changes. However, it will reportedly have the new chip that will power the Series 10.

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