Apple is reportedly working on a brand new Apple Watch 8. The Apple Watch 8 release date is still months away, but there are still some good reasons to wait for the company’s Apple Watch in 2022.
If you’re considering buying a new Apple Watch in 2022, the Apple Watch 7† Apple Watch 6and Apple Watch SE are the latest models of the company. You should be able to find some excellent deals on these devices with more discounts later in the year.
While you might be tempted to buy a new Apple Watch right now, keep in mind that we’ve heard about Apple’s plans for 2022 and they are said to include three new Apple Watch models.
Apple Watch 8 Rumors
Apple’s rumor mill has mainly focused on the iPhone 14 and the new 2022 iPad Pros, but we’ve also heard about the 2022 Apple Watch models that the company has supposedly planned.
Apple Watch 8 rumors started popping up in the second half of last year and they’ve picked up as we moved deeper into the new year.
Rumors have suggested several new Apple Watch models are coming in 2022 and here are the three potential 2022 Apple Watch models we’ve heard about so far:
- Apple Watch 8
- Apple Watch SE 2
- Rugged Apple Watch
Multiple sources have outlined the potential features coming to the Apple Watch and we expect the rumors to ramp up over the spring and summer as we get closer to their release.
We’ve also heard that Apple may discontinue the Apple Watch 3 sometime in the third quarter. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims this is because the “device’s computing power cannot meet the requirements of the new watchOS.”
It’s still early days, but these rumors put those of you looking for a new smartwatch in a difficult position: buy a new device now or wait for Apple’s inevitable announcements?
While many people are fine with upgrading right now, others may want to wait for Apple’s 2022 Apple Watch models. At the very least, it might be a good idea to wait a while until we learn more about Apple’s plans.
In this guide, we’ll take you through the best reasons to wait for the Apple Watch 8 series rumors and the best reasons to go for something different.
Wait for better performance
Apple typically makes yearly improvements to the performance of the Apple Watch, and we should see some notable changes aboard the Apple Watch 8.
While current Apple Watch models offer excellent battery life, we could see Apple going even further with a new processor and better efficiency.
This is especially true of the Apple Watch SE, Apple’s affordable Apple Watch. The original Apple Watch SE debuted in September 2020, meaning it’s in line for some major performance upgrades.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman say we should expect “faster chips across the board”, though he didn’t provide any details. That said, we should get clarity long before Apple makes its announcements.
If you’re not happy with the current horsepower of the Apple Watch, you might want to sit back and wait for the new models.