The rumored Apple Watch Pro could debut the biggest design change since 2018 according to a well-connected Apple reporter.
In his weekly To light up newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said the expected larger and tougher version of the Apple Watch will be an “evolution” of the current design.
Gurman had previously reported that the screen would be 7% larger than the current 45mm Apple Watch Series 7 and potentially offer multi-day battery life for the first time in the series’ history.
In this weekend’s update, Gurman said the body will be so much larger that it “might only appeal to a subset of customers.” He also played down rumors of a flat-sided design, but said the current rectangular shape would likely be retained. Here’s the final word from Gurman’s often impeccable sources.
He writes: “I’m told the top model will be a bit larger than the standard Apple Watch, large enough to appeal to only a subset of customers. The screen will be around 7% larger and the device will have a new look – the first time the company has introduced a new Apple Watch design since 2018. It will be an evolution of the current rectangular shape, not circular. It also won’t have those supposed flat sides (for those who will undoubtedly ask). In terms of materials, the watch will have a more durable titanium formulation to make it sturdier.
The Apple Watch Pro is potentially the most intriguing device the company could have in the works before the end of 2022. The sturdier design and longer battery life could make it ideal for sports enthusiasts. extremes like ultra-runners and hikers. It’s also believed to trigger the body temperature sensor, which could help alert users that they have a fever.
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