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Apple Watch 7 will feature a full keyboard

The newest Apple Watch will also come with redesigned and enlarged buttons.

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Apple Watch 7 owners will have the option of tapping on the letters or sliding from letter to letter to type.

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The latest generation of the Apple Watch will feature a full keyboard, the company said Tuesday, offering a new way to input text on the device. 

Apple Watch 7 owners will have the option of tapping on the letters or sliding from letter to letter to type, and machine learning will predict the word. The company announced the news at its iPhone 13 event

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The Apple Watch 7 will also come with redesigned and enlarged buttons, making them easier to tap, particularly for alarms and stopwatch activity. It will also be able to fit 50% more text on screen than the previous model. 

The first Apple Watch launched in 2015. Since then, it's become one of the iPhone's most important companion products. Although the company doesn't break out sales figures for the watch, the device reportedly sells better than the entire Swiss watch industry combined. 

CNET's Ian Sherr contributed to this report.