Rumors of a more rugged, athlete-focused Apple Watch are circulating in the run-up to the launch of the Apple Watch. iPhone 14 and other gadgets this week, and a new set of design leaks added more fuel to the fire.
Informants Sonny Dickson and UnclePan shared new images (in twitter (opens in new tab) and weibo (opens in new tab)respectively) that reportedly detail a number of third-party accessories for the still tentatively named Apple Watch Pro. Crucially, these silicone-looking cases feature cutouts that, if accurate, corroborate previous rumors, touting the addition of an all-new button and larger screen on the long-awaited wearable.
The cases in question also feature a significant overhang on the right side that appears to accommodate a larger digital crown, designed to be more easily accessible to fast-moving outdoor users (read: hardcore athletes). Check out the images for yourself below.
In addition to featuring a new button and larger digital crown, the Apple Watch Pro will feature a noticeably larger screenalso, one that allows users to view fitness and health data at the same time.
That’s according to Apple’s Chief Reporter of Bloomberg, Mark Gurmanwhich claims that the Pro model – which is expected to be an upgraded version of the Apple Watch 8 – will also arrive with redesigned dials and a new low-power mode.
Another photo in case people are interested in the Apple Watch Series 8 Pro. pic.twitter.com/G9Zd0r7S3tSeptember 5, 2022
It’s worth clarifying that Apple itself has yet to make official mention of an Apple Watch Pro, but we’re confident of its existence, one way or another, given the amount of promising leaks we’ve seen in recent weeks. It’s a product that seems like a logical next step for Apple too, as the company has introduced Pro versions of almost all of its major product groups (think iPhones, MacBooks, and AirPods).
We are waiting for an official announcement for the device in the brand’s next release. Apple eventscheduled for September 7, in which we also anticipate the presentation of the Apple Watch SE 2 and Apple Watch Series 8.
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