Apple Watch Series 8 Could Get Larger Screen And New Body Temperature Sensor

Apple’s upcoming Apple Watch Series 8 could feature a larger screen as well as a new sensor capable of measuring temperature, according to reports.

The new temperature sensor is something that we have heard about before, with Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman now suggesting that the feature will be capable of detecting whether the wearer has a fever or not.

However, it won’t act like a spot sensor and as a result, won’t display accurate temperatures to the user.

The body-temperature feature won’t give you a specific reading—like with a forehead or wrist thermometer—but it should be able to tell if it believes you have a fever. It could then recommend talking to your doctor or use a dedicated thermometer.

Apple will need to ensure that the sensor is capable of doing what it needs to do, and reliably, before signing off for it as an Apple Watch Series 8 feature.

Another report by Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu believes that Luxshare will be the company tasked with providing new 2-inch Apple Watch displays, thought to be used in a new, larger model. This backs up previous claims by display analyst Ross Young who already suggested a new size could be added to the current 41mm and 45mm options. Further more, Young has responded to a query about the display size as well saying that it is increased, larger.

Apple is expected to announce a new series of Apple Watches later this fall, with a rugged version also thought to be part of that lineup. A new Apple Watch SE refresh is also likely, too.

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