There could be more than one new Apple Watch on the horizon by 2022. In addition to the Apple Watch 8, Apple is rumored to launch a new model that will be even bigger and much more durable to appeal to sports enthusiasts.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported in December 2021 that Apple could launch an Apple Watch with a “rugged case,” which could appeal to wearers involved in extreme sports and events. Presumably, such a watch would have a more scratch- and impact-resistant exterior to better compete with rugged Casio and Luminox watches.
We will review all the rumors about 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 be retiring the Edition name (which doesn’t really work for the rumored watch type), so these are the ones we think are most likely:
Apple Watch Pro: Pro is a brand that Apple uses to emphasize the professional features of its Macs, iPhones, and iPads, so it would make sense for it to be included on the Watch. Apple apparently considered the Apple Watch Pro name in the past. (Update: Mark Gurman in his July 10 newsletter also decided on 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 good connotations for sports.
Apple Watch Sports: Apple is said to have designed this watch for sports enthusiasts, but there is already an Apple Watch Sports Band and Sports Loop, and sports-focused Apple Watch Nike editions, which tend to be lower-priced options. so we’re not sure he’ll use the name again.
Apple Watch Extreme: Extreme would be a good name as it really reflects extreme sports and the idea of extra power.
Apple Watch Explorer Edition: Mark Gurman of Bloomberg suggested that this watch was given this nickname during early development.
apple watch Advantages: release date
The new Apple Watch will arrive this fall. Apple is widely expected to launch the new Apple Watches at the iPhone 14 event on Wednesday, September 7. Apple has sent out invitations for the event, called Far Out, which will kick off at 10 a.m. PST. The exception is that the watches will be available for sale the following week.
apple watch Advantages: design and size.
Rumors suggest that the Apple Watch Pro will be unlike any Apple Watch variation released so far, with a different design and overall look.
How big will the apple be? sample?
In October 2021, Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants tweeted the suggestion that Apple would release a three-size option for the 2022 Apple Watch.
In July, Young added the new size to his prediction, stating that this new Apple Watch screen size could be 50mm. At 50mm, the watch face will be 5mm larger than the largest Apple Watch 7. It will measure almost 2 inches.
Current Watch sizes are 41mm and 45mm, which are already the largest Apple has ever made. If the third option is around 50mm, it would compete with the larger wristwatches from Invicta and Citizen.
If the new watch is designed for extreme sports enthusiasts, it is likely to be made of a stronger metal than aluminum, with greater water resistance and other features that make it more suitable for extreme sports, such as greater durability. and a shock-resistant screen. . Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has indicated that it will have a “tough metal casing”, though in March 2021 he suggested it could be covered in a rubber-like 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 of a tough material. In his July 10 newsletter, Mark Gurman suggested that it be built with a metallic material other than aluminum “probably titanium as it is much more durable than steel.”
Will the old bands work on the Apple Watch Pro?
Almost every band Apple has released since the original Apple Watch has worked on every model, with a few exceptions. Even with the size increase from 38mm to 45mm, Apple has managed to maintain support across all the different releases, although that could change with the Apple Watch Pro. A post on Weibo in August claimed that older straps would not be supported. with the Apple Watch Pro duo for its size, with Gurman adding that some bands might be compatible with the new watch, but “they won’t fit as well or look as perfect.” .”
apple watch Pros: fitness features
One of the benefits of the larger screen, rumored to be 50mm (nearly 2 inches), is that there will be 7 percent more screen than the current largest Apple Watch. Gurman writes that “Apple could use the larger screen area to display more fitness metrics or information on the watch faces at the same time.”
Gurman also writes that this new Apple Watch will “also improve tracking metrics like elevation during hiking workouts and data while swimming.”
Gurman’s sources also indicate that better battery life will allow athletes to track workouts for longer periods of time.
Another new feature is said to be the ability to take a user’s body temperature to detect a fever, and this is said to be coming to the Apple Watch Series 8 as well.
apple watch Advantages: 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, and also the Apple Watch Pro as we refer to it, is rumored to be no better than the S7. Mark Gurman wrote in July that: “All new Apple Watches will use an S8 processor with similar performance to the S7 chip in the Apple Watch Series 7, which was on par with the S6 in the Apple Watch Series 6 two years ago. .”
One of the perks of the new, larger Apple Watch rumored to be in the works is the potential for a larger, longer-lasting battery. The current Apple Watch has a battery life of 18 hours.
In addition, it has been reported that a new low power mode is coming to watchOS 9, although it could be exclusive to the new Series 8 models.
apple watch Advantage: price
We’re expecting the price of this new, larger watch to be higher than the entry-level Apple Watch Series 8, but because Apple sells watches with different straps, it’s likely not the most expensive watch and strap combination you’ll find. can buy. With the Series 7 starting at $399 / £369 for the 41mm mode and $429 / £399 for the 45mm mode, we’d expect the rugged model to cost more, perhaps $499 / £499.
However, it could be priced higher 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). That model starts at $849, but Gurman thinks Apple will price the new watch even higher: “I wouldn’t be surprised if it starts closer to $900 to $999,” he wrote.