There could be more than one new Apple Watch on the horizon for 2022. In addition to the Apple Watch 8, there are rumors that Apple will launch a new model that will be even bigger, and much more robust, to please to sports fans.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported in December 2021 that Apple may release an Apple Watch with a “rugged case,” which may appeal to users who participate in extreme sports and events. Such a watch would presumably have a more scratch and shock resistant exterior to better compete with Casio and Luminox rugged watches.
We’ll go over all the rumors surrounding this new category of Apple Watch below. A new Apple Watch SE is also said to be coming, which we discuss separately.
Apple Watch Pro: Name
There are a few possible names that Apple could choose for this new category of Apple Watch. It’s been reported that Apple will remove the name of the edition (which doesn’t quite work for the type of watch that’s being rumored), so here are the ones we think are the most likely:
- Apple Watch Pro – Pro is a brand that Apple uses to showcase the pro features of its Macs, iPhones and iPads, so it would make sense for it to come on the Watch. Apparently Apple has considered the name Apple Watch Pro in the past. (Update: Mark Gurman in his July 10 newsletter also picked Apple Watch Pro as the most likely name).
- Apple Watch Max – Max is another brand that Apple uses to emphasize professional features, and Max has nice connotations for sports.
- Apple Watch Sports – Apple is said to have designed this watch for sports fans, but there’s already an Apple Watch Sports Band and Sports Loop, as well as sports-focused Apple Watch Nike editions, which tend to be cheaper options. so we’re not sure he’ll use the name again.
- Apple Watch Extreme – Extreme would be a good name as it very much reflects extreme sports and the idea of extra power.
- Apple Watch Explorer Edition – Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggested this watch was dubbed as such early in development.
apple watch For: release date
The new Apple Watch will arrive this fall. Apple is widely expected to launch the Apple Watch Series 8 and possibly a new Apple Watch SE at the iPhone 14 event in September, although Apple previously pushed the new version of the watch to October. Learn more about the date of the next Apple event.
apple watch Advantage: Design and size
Rumors suggest the Apple Watch Pro will feature a larger face and be constructed from a stronger metal than aluminum.
How big will the apple be Probe?
In October 2021, Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants tweeted the suggestion that Apple would launch a three-size option for the 2022 Apple Watch.
In July, Young added the new size to his prediction, indicating that this new Apple Watch screen size could be 50mm. At 50mm, the watch face will be 5mm larger than the larger Apple Watch 7. It will measure almost 2 inches.
The current watch sizes are 41mm and 45mm, which are already the largest Apple makes. If the third option is around 50mm, it would rival larger wristwatches from Invicta and Citizen.
If the new watch is designed for extreme spotters, it will likely be constructed from a stronger metal than aluminum, with higher water resistance and other features that make it better suited to extreme sports, such as better durability and a shatterproof screen. . Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has indicated it will have a “sturdy metal casing”, although in March 2021 he suggested it could be covered in a rubbery material, similar to Casio’s G-Shock watches.
What will the new Apple Watch Pro be made of?
Mark Gurman and others have suggested that this Apple Watch will be made from a sturdy material. In his July 10 newsletter, Mark Gurman suggested it would be constructed from a metallic material other than aluminum “probably titanium given that it’s much more durable than steel.”
apple watch Advantage: fitness features
One of the benefits of the larger screen, which is said to be 50mm (almost 2 inches), is that there will be 7% more screen than the current largest Apple Watch. Gurman writes that “Apple could use the larger screen real estate to display more fitness metrics or watch face information at the same time.”
Gurman also writes that this new Apple Watch will “also improve tracking metrics like elevation during hiking workouts and data during swims.”
Gurman’s sources also indicate that better battery life will allow athletes to keep up with workouts for longer periods of time.
Another new feature would be the ability to take a user’s body temperature to detect a fever, which would also be available on the Apple Watch Series 8.
apple watch Advantage: Processor and battery
For all intents and purposes, the S7 chip in the Apple Watch Series 7 is the same as the S6 chip. The bad news is that the chip in the Apple Watch Series 8, as well as the Apple Watch Pro, as we call it, wouldn’t be any better than the S7. Mark Gurman wrote in July that: “All new Apple Watches will use an S8 processor with performance similar to the S7 chip in Apple Watch Series 7, which was on par with the S6 in Apple Watch Series 6. two years ago. .”
One of the bonuses of the new, larger Apple Watch reportedly in the works is the potential for a bigger, longer-lasting battery. The current Apple Watch is rated for 18 hours of battery life.
Additionally, it has been reported that a new Low Power Mode is set to arrive in watchOS 9, although it may be exclusive to newer Series 8 models.
apple watch Advantage: the price
We’re expecting this new, larger watch to be priced higher than the entry-level Apple Watch Series 8, but since Apple sells watches with different bands, that’s probably not the combination. most expensive watch and bracelet you can buy. With the Series 7 starting at $399/£369 for the 41mm and $429/£399 for the 45mm mode, we expect the rugged model to likely cost more, perhaps $499/£499.
However, it might have a higher price than that. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman made a price prediction in his July 10 newsletter based on the current price of the Apple Watch Edition (an Apple Watch Series 7 in a titanium case). This model starts at $849, but Gurman thinks Apple will raise the price of the new watch even further: “I wouldn’t be surprised if it starts closer to $900 to $999,” he wrote.