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The Apple Watch 4's Screen Is This Much Bigger

The rumored Apple Watch Series 4 will reportedly have a new  480 x 384-pixel display inside its 42mm glass face. That’s a 15 percent increase over the current Series 3 390 x 312 resolution.

That doesn’t seem like a lot until you see them side by side, as 9to5Mac found out. The difference is considerable. Look at all that empty space right there.

Credit: 9to5Mac

(Image credit: 9to5Mac)

The increased resolution edge-to-edge full display of the Series 4 will allow developers to pack quite a bit of extra information in the screen — or increase the size of text and graphics as they wish.

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It will also allow Apple to do the same, as this allegedly leaked of a new watch face image shows.

Credit: 9to5Mac

(Image credit: 9to5Mac)

Apple took advantage of all those extra pixels and extended the display surface to showcase a watch with a lot of extra complications, like the temperature with highs and lows, sunrise and sunset times, or the UV index.

In addition to a higher resolution, other Apple Watch Series 4 rumors point to an overall larger display, growing from 1.54 to 1.78 inches. We can also expect health tracking improvements and possibly Face ID functionality. Apple may even make LTE a standard feature.

Apple is slated to launch the new Apple Watch Series 4 along with three new iPhones Sept. 12, and we'll be there to bring you all of the announcements and our hands-on impressions.

Jesus Diaz

Jesus Diaz founded the new Sploid for Gawker Media after seven years working at Gizmodo, where he helmed the lost-in-a-bar iPhone 4 story and wrote old angry man rants, among other things. He's a creative director, screenwriter, and producer at The Magic Sauce, and currently writes for Fast Company and Tom's Guide.

  • leokaiwong
    An always on feature and a 15% larger screen WILL be the deciding factors in me buying the Apple Watch 4.