Color Options for All Apple Watch Series 8 Models: Everything We Know
by Hartley Charlton
The Apple Watch Series 8 is set to be available in a refreshed selection of color options available across all available casing finishes. The main rumor about the Apple Watch Series 8’s color options comes from information shared by the leaker known as “ShrimpApplePro” earlier this year.
Overall, the Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to be available in a significantly reduced number of color options, with at least two Apple Watch Series 7 finishes reportedly set to be discontinued. Unlike the iPhone 14 lineup, which is rumored to headline with an all-new Purple color, the Apple Watch Series 8 is not expected to receive any completely new color options compared to previous years.
The Apple Watch Series 8 is rumored to feature the “S8” chip, a body temperature sensor for enhanced sleep tracking and fertility planning, and a Low Power Mode to prolong battery life.
Apple Watch Series 8 (Aluminum)
According to the information, the aluminum Apple Watch Series 8 will eliminate the Series 7’s Blue and Green finishes, making PRODUCT(RED) the only non-neutral option still available on the Apple Watch:
Apple Watch Series 7
Apple Watch Series 8
The rumor also suggests that Apple will revive the Silver finish from the Apple Watch Series 6 and earlier. After the announcement of the Apple Watch Series 7 last year, the device’s color options came under fire by some customers and pundits on social media.
With the Apple Watch Series 7, Apple replaced Silver and Gold with Starlight and Space Gray with Midnight – a change that was simultaneously made on the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13. Starlight attracted particular ire, with some fans of the previous Silver option criticizing Starlight for being too warm, while some fans of Gold found it to be too desaturated.
Since then, Apple swapped the Silver color options on new versions of the iPad Air and iPad mini for Starlight, leading to speculation that Silver aluminum would only be available with “Pro” devices like the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro. This uncertainty was seemingly brought to an end with the launch of the M2 MacBook Air, which is available in Midnight, Starlight, Space Gray, and Silver, appeasing fans of all of these more neutral shades.
While Starlight critics may be pleased with the return of Silver, Space Gray fans may not be so fortunate with the Apple Watch Series 8, with there being no rumors of that particular color shade returning this year.
A more recent rumor from ShrimpApplePro claimed that the PRODUCT(RED) aluminum Apple Watch Series 8 will feature a “new shade” of red, differentiating it from the PRODUCT(RED) aluminum Apple Watch Series 7 that launched last year.
Apple Watch Series 8 (Stainless Steel)
Apple is rumored to offer the stainless steel Apple Watch Series 8 in the same three color options as the Series 7: Gold, Silver, and Graphite – the same selection of stainless steel finishes that the company has now offered for two successive Apple Watch generations.
Gold has not always been a mainstay of the stainless steel Apple Watch lineup, with the finish only being introduced with the Apple Watch Series 4. As such, fans of gold and some customers who own Apple Watch bands with gold trim may be pleased to hear that there will reportedly still be a Gold stainless steel Apple Watch Series 8, especially as there is no sign of a Gold aluminum model returning this year.
Apple Watch Series 8 ‘Pro’ (Titanium)
Apple is expected to launch a high-end Apple Watch model this year featuring an all-new ruggedized design, a five to seven percent larger display, a larger battery to enable longer workout times, and potentially a flat display.
Like the Apple Watch Edition models from recent years, this new Apple Watch variant is expected to feature a casing made of titanium. Currently, there is no specific information about what color options this high-end Apple Watch could be available in.
The only indication about the device’s finish comes from the existing titanium Apple Watch Edition models, which are available in Space Black and natural Titanium, but it is possible that Apple could offer completely different color options for this high-end device.
Color Option Rumors
Color option rumors are typically an area of low accuracy for Apple rumors, likely since color options are chosen relatively late in Apple’s product development process. Last year, Max Weinbach and Ukrainian e-commerce website KTC said that the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 would be available in Black, Blue, Purple, Pink, White, and PRODUCT(RED), while the the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max would be available in Black, Silver, Gold, and Bronze. The Purple, Black, and Bronze color options did not emerge, while the actual new shade of Sierra Blue was largely unexpected.
ShrimpApplePro, the leaker behind the alleged Series 8 color options, has a growing reputation in the Apple rumor community, providing the first look at the iPhone 14 Pro’s “pill and hole-punch” True Depth camera array, thinner bezels, and exact dimensions. It is worth noting that amid rumors about a design with flat edges, ShrimpApplePro correctly said that the Apple Watch Series 7 would feature a rounded design like the Apple Watch Series 6, but with thinner display bezels. This may make the leaker’s information more credible, but only time will tell what color options the Apple Watch Series 8 models will actually be available in.
Apple is expected to unveil the Apple Watch Series 8 at an event on Wednesday, September 7 alongside the iPhone 14 models. For more information about the iPhone 14 lineup’s color options, see our detailed “Everything We Know” guide.
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Here are all the colors and official band options
Thinking of buying the new Apple Watch Series 8? Here’s a quick look at all the case colors and band options you can get.
Although Apple has added a new ‘Ultra’ model to its Apple Watch lineup, the Apple Watch Series 8 will likely remain the top choice for most buyers this year. That’s because the new Ultra variant is a bit overkill for the average Joe and costs as much as the new iPhone 14. On the other hand, the Apple Watch Series 8 starts at $399 for the GPS model and $499 for the cellular model, which is a reasonable price for a premium smartwatch of its caliber. If you’re considering picking up a new Apple Watch Series 8 and are wondering which color to go with, here are all your options.
Apple Watch Series 8: Case materials and colors
The Apple Watch Series 8 comes in a couple of fun colors with two case material options: Aluminum and Stainless Steel. The more affordable Aluminum variant is available in four colorways: Midnight, Starlight, Silver, and Product Red. The Midnight, Starlight, and Product Red color options are just the same as the ones Apple offered with the aluminum Apple Watch Series 7. The Silver variant is the only new addition, and it has a polished aluminum look.
Apple Watch Series 8 Midnight
The Midnight variant of the aluminum Apple Watch Series 8 has a glossy dark gray finish. You can pair it with contrasting bands or go with a simple black band for a stealthy look.
$399 at Best Buy $399 at Amazon
Apple Watch Series 8 Starlight
The Starlight variant of the aluminum Apple Watch Series 8 has a light gold finish that goes well with Solo Loop bands in funky colors or the subtle Starlight Sport Loop band.
$399 at Best Buy $399 at Amazon
Apple Watch Series 8 Silver
$329 $399 Save $70
The Silver finish gives the aluminum Apple Watch Series 8 a classic look that goes well with bands in any color or material. It’s a versatile colorway that looks great in any combination.
$399 at Best Buy $329 at Amazon
Apple Watch Series 8 Product Red
The iconic Product Red Apple Watch Series 8 looks stunning with a matching hot red band, but you can also pair it with a contrasting color. However, it probably isn’t for most people.
$399 at Best Buy $399 at Amazon
The Stainless Steel variant of the Apple Watch Series 8 offers a more premium finish, and it’s also available in four colorways: Gold, Graphite, Silver, and Space Black. While the Gold, Graphite, and Silver models come with various band options, the Space Black model is only available with the Hermès leather straps. So, you’ll have to shell out quite a bit if you want to get the Space Black model.
Apple Watch Series 8 Gold
The gold variant of the stainless steel Apple Watch Series 8 offers a premium glossy finish and looks amazing with a Leather Link, Sport, and Milanese Loop bands.
$699 at Best Buy $699 at Amazon
Apple Watch Series 8 Graphite
The stainless steel Apple Watch Series 8 in Graphite has a stealthy look that looks amazing with a black Sport band, Braided Solo Loop, Leather Link, or Milanese Loop.
$699 at Best Buy $699 at Amazon
Apple Watch Series 8 Silver
The silver finish of the stainless steel Apple Watch Series 8 looks a bit more premium thanks to its glossy finish. Like the aluminum variant, it goes well with pretty much all bands.
$699 at Best Buy $679 at Amazon
Apple Watch Series 8 Space Black
The premium Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès comes in an exclusive Space Black case that has a darker finish than the Graphite variant. You can pair it with various Hermès leather bands.
$1249 at Apple
Apple Watch Series 8: Band options
Speaking of band options, Apple offers the aluminum Apple Watch Series 8 with five different bands: Solo Loop, Braided Solo Loop, Sport Band, Sport Loop, and Nike Sport Loop. Most of these bands come in various color options, allowing you to personalize your new Apple Watch completely.
The stainless steel model gets four band options: Braided Solo Loop, Sport Band, Leather, and Stainless Steel. All these bands come in various color options, so you get a wide variety to choose from. Additionally, the Leather bands for the stainless steel model are available in two different variants, including Leather Link and Modern Buckle.
The premium Apple Watch Hermès is available with a couple of exclusive band options in nylon and leather. These include the nylon Casaque Single Tour band in two color options and the Attelage Double Tour, Single Tour, Single Tour Deployment Buckle, and Casaque Double Tour leather bands in several colorways.
Now that you know all the Apple Watch Series 8 color and band options, which combination will you get? Let us know in the comments section below. Also, check out our roundup of the best Apple Watch Series 8 deals to see where you can buy it at a discount.
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watchOS 8 – Apple (UK)
watchOS 8 gives you more ways to stay connected, active, and healthy. Share great memories with the improved Photos app. Add more colors and humor to your correspondence. Try new ways to increase awareness and concentration. And that’s not all.
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Now you can send a photo via Messages or Mail with a few taps.
Messages and Mail
contact details right on your watch.
The Breathing app has received updated content and a new name – Mindfulness.
If you fall during training, your watch will call
Even more interesting things.
Your Lost and Found.
Find your missing Apple device even faster from your watch with Find My Devices. This means that you will find your AirPods just instantly.
people with limb disabilities can also use the Apple Watch. Built-in motion sensors allow you to answer calls with gestures, control the
cursor and even open the action menu.
Always on display.
Thanks to the always-on display, the watch face is visible even when the hand is down and the watch is inactive. More apps are now available in this mode, including Alarm Clock, Maps, Stopwatch and popular third-party apps.
Monitor the volume level of the sound your headphones are currently playing. To do this, you can add a special indicator to the Control Center on your watch – the same as on the iPhone and iPad.
The Weather app on Apple Watch now supports bad weather notifications. Get hourly rain warnings, including rain intensity.
Multiple timers at once.
Add one timer for steamer rice. The other is for vegetables on the stove. And one more for a dish in the oven. Turn on all the timers at once, and then ask Siri to give each of them a name of your choice.
compatible with watchOS 8.
- WatchOS 8 requires an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 15 or later and an Apple Watch of the following models:
- Apple Watch Series 3
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch Series 5
- Apple Watch SE
- Apple Watch Series 6
- Apple Watch Series 7
- Some features are not available on all devices.
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Apple Watch Series 7 vs. Apple Watch Series 8
Apple’s dominance in the smartwatch market was virtually undeniable in 2021, with the Cupertino-based manufacturer accounting for over 30% of sales in the segment. And few people can change this situation. The released models of Samsung look certainly technological and attractive, but, frankly, only the Apple Watch Series 8 can overthrow the Apple Watch Series 7 from its pedestal. However, this mass-produced model seems in many ways a minor update to its predecessor. So what are the differences between Apple watches of the last two generations and what are the advantages of the novelty? We will talk about this in more detail.
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Although there were earlier rumors of a possible major change design of Watch Series 8, it looks like they belonged to another model, Ultra. And the main model of 2022 retained the features of its predecessor. Design, like dimensions, have not changed . Case dimensions were 252 x 430 mm (model with 41 mm display) and 396 x 484 mm (45 mm model).
Design of Apple Watch Series 7 and Apple Watch Series 8
Almost the entire front side is given to the screen, the frames are as thin as possible. The corners and edges of the watch are rounded, the style can be called unisex. The right side is given to the Digital Crown and the power button. The version of the Apple Watch equipped with Cellular has a red ring on the Digital Crown (see image above).
Both models are available in recycled aluminum, but stainless steel options are also available. Even the Apple Watch Series 7 and Series 8 weigh the same – 32 grams in the 41mm case and almost 39 grams in the 45mm case.
You can distinguish the watches from each other, perhaps, with the help of color options. The Apple Watch Series 7 and Watch Series 8 received the same stainless steel color options: silver, gold, and graphite. But the more popular and popular aluminum case of the Apple Watch Series 7 is available in colors: black (dark night), white (shining star), green, blue and brand red (PRODUCT) RED.
Apple Watch Series 7 colors
Apple Watch Series 8 has a slightly more modest set of colors: black, white, gold and signature red.
Apple Watch Series 8 colors
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Apple Watch Series 7 and Apple Watch Series 8 displays
The display is perhaps the main part of all smart watches. The Series 7 screen has become 20% larger than the previous model, this was achieved by reducing the thickness of the frames. Apple Watch Series 8 retained a successful design. In fact, the screen remained exactly the same.
This is a fairly high-quality OLED LTPO Retina display, the brightness reaches 1000 cd/m². The colors are rich and the characters are crisp. The screen resolution of the 45 mm model is 396 × 484 pixels and its area is 1,143 mm², while the 41 mm model has 352 × 430 pixels and an area of 904 mm².
Comparison of display sizes across all Apple Watch models
Both models support Always-On. Thanks to it, the screen can always remain on, displaying the most necessary information. You do not even need to make any special hand movements to activate the picture.
The aluminum models have an Ion-X protective glass on the front, while the higher-end steel models have a sapphire crystal. In any case, the oleophobic layer is present.
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Apple Watch 7 and Apple Watch Series 8 performance
The new watch also received an updated processor, Apple S8. But in fact, this is still the same 64-bit and dual-core processor that was installed in the previous model. You obviously will not see an explosive increase in productivity. Moreover, the Apple S7 did an excellent job with its tasks. And while Apple is talking about a 20% increase in power, this applies to certain tasks, under certain conditions.
The Apple W3 coprocessor is responsible for the wireless interfaces in both models. Watch Series 7 and Watch Series 8 use 1 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal storage is offered for user needs. Both models also received a U1 chip for better positioning of the device, but this functionality is not available in Russia.
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Functions and health monitoring in Apple Watch 7 and Apple Watch Series 8
A very important part of the functionality of modern smartwatches is devoted to monitoring the health of the user. Apple Watch Series 7 and Series 8 can not only measure heart rate, but also measure blood oxygen saturation. This allows you to evaluate the work of the lungs. Measurements are made using a cluster of LEDs and photodiodes on the back of the device.
The electrical heart rate sensor is also located there, the secondary electrodes are located in the Digital Crown. The watch software helps you create an electrocardiogram (ECG).
Another important health monitoring feature is the optical heart rate sensor. Both models have the third generation of the sensor.
Both watch models run watchOS 9. But if Series 8 gets this system out of the box, then the predecessor can be updated to this software version. So you will not find software differences either. The system received many new watch faces, improved sleep tracking, women’s health monitoring. But the last feature is a highlight of the Series 8. The new sensor in this model is able to track body temperature, taking measurements every 5 seconds, and report ovulation periods, track women’s cycles more accurately.
Another notable difference is the addition of the Series 8 Crash Detection System. The watch, analyzing information from all sensors, detects a sharp overload and its type. An alert will be immediately sent to relatives and emergency services.
This is in addition to the Series 7’s ability to detect a user’s fall and send an appropriate alert.
The rest of the set of functions is repeated: the ability to read notifications from the phone, communicate with Siri and listen to podcasts, keep diaries of training and fitness, watch activity rings.
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Other features of the Apple Watch 7 and Apple Watch Series 8
Both models have a good set of sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, compass, always-on altimeter, ambient light sensor, microphone and speaker. Series 7 and Series 8 are compatible with GymKit machines. There are models that support both GPS (GLONASS/Galileo/QZSS) and GPS + Cellular (mobile networks). Wi-Fi operates at a frequency of 2. 4 and 5 GHz, this is 802.11 b / g / n, but in favor of the new model, support for Bluetooth 5.3. Series 7 work with protocol version 5.0. What will it give in practice? Perhaps a little better pairing with the new smartphone, which should also support the new Bluetooth protocol.
Both models are fully water-resistant, allowing you to dive up to 50 meters deep for water training and related sports.
Includes IP6X dust protection. The new model did not get any better in this aspect, but everything was in order with the protection of the device.
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Battery for Apple Watch Series 7 and Apple Watch Series 8
The autonomy of these two models is the same, the new processor did not affect it in any way. Series 7 and Series 8 are capable of running up to 18 hours in mixed mode, including using the Always-on display mode. But the power saving mode also did not become unique, because this feature is implemented using watchOS 9, which will work on the last two generations of Apple Watch. Both models support fast charging. They can recharge the capacity from 0 to 80% in just 45 minutes, and 8 minutes of charging will be enough to track the next 8 hours of sleep.
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Immediately after the release of Apple Watch Series 8, Apple removed Apple Watch Series 7 from the official sale. Thus, the manufacturer showed that a replacement for last year’s model appeared. Indeed, these watches are very similar, both externally and in terms of functionality. Owners of Watch Series 7, perhaps, have no particular reason to upgrade. The main changes are the temperature sensor and the alarm recognition system . And the set of colors in last year’s model, perhaps, is more interesting. The updated processor obviously will not give a special performance gain. If we are talking about choosing a new model, then with a comparable price tag for Series 7 and Series 8, you should choose the latter option.
The Apple Watch Series 8 is a logical upgrade from last year’s successful variant. This is not a revolutionary, but a purely marketing product. And he will win his place in the sun already by the price and previously proven functions, as well as by clearing a place in the market by removing the Apple Watch Series 7 from sales.0006
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