Despite Apple’s claims that the Apple Watch has a brand-new design, almost nothing has changed. And that’s just great.
Look quickly, and the Apple Watch Series 7 looks just like all the other Apple Watches so far. The family resemblance is strong—it’s still a rounded blob that bubbles out from your wrist, looking more like dorkwear than an elegant timepiece. I can’t tell you how happy I am about that. I own a basic Apple Watch Series 5, and I really don’t dig its blobular, protruding form.
If the Series 7 had followed the rumors of a sleek, new, flat sided design, I’d have jumped on it right away. But with this pedestrian remodeling, I can save myself several hundred dollars, and not miss out.