According to KGI's analysis report, the agency reminds people of the dynamics of Apple's next-generation smart watch, the Apple Watch Series 4, and predicts that Apple will launch a redesigned Apple Watch model in the fall.
KGI analysts said the new Apple Watch will have a larger OLED display, fully upgraded health monitoring capabilities and longer battery life.
Since Apple Watch was released from the first generation to the present, its design has not changed. To this year's fourth generation, it may be necessary to make some articles in appearance. Such changes will start from Apple Watch Series 4. However, as we all know, Apple Watch's square rounded design is its biggest feature, but also the current smart wearable device, the basic appearance of the ultimate results, then the new Apple Watch but also how to change it? According to KGI's Guo Mingchi, the 2018 Apple Watch still uses 38 mm or 42 mm, but their display will increase by 15%.
However, he did not elaborate on whether Apple Watch's dial will increase proportionately.
From the current situation, Apple Watch is not suitable to enlarge the dial. After all, the 42mm model is big enough to wear, and it also makes your wrist quite "weight." If Apple makes design changes to its own watch, perhaps the first and foremost consideration is to make its frame thinner, and then to increase the visual size of the display with the same dial size.
Apple Watch battery life has always been a tangled point for users. From the recent Apple Watch update, Apple has not yet released a very good solution. It is not known whether the Apple Watch Series 4 will bring a breakthrough on the battery.
Based on Apple's achievements in sensors and healthcare cooperation in recent years, the new Apple Watch may have a stronger heart rate monitoring function.
In addition, when the new version is released, the price of the old Apple Watch will be adjusted downwards. The more easily accepted price plus more perfect health features will drive Apple Watch sales to a new high. KGI forecasts that Apple will sell about 22 million - 24 million Apple Watch in 2018, an increase of about 30% year-on-year. In the long run, Kuo expects sales of watches to reach 50 million units a year.
Apple Watch Series 4's most reliable release time is Apple's autumn conference, in September 2018 with the new iPhone series have debut.