The Apple Watch line is getting a big expansion this fall with the addition of a new so-called Apple Watch Pro. This new Apple Watch Pro would feature a new design, longer battery life and improved durability and will be announced tomorrow.
Head below for all the latest details on what we know about the Apple Watch Pro so far.
Main concept by Ian Zelbo and Parker Ortolani
Apple Watch Pro: Design and screen
According to reports from Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, the Apple Watch Pro will visually differentiate itself from the Apple Watch Series 8 with a new design. The Apple Watch Pro won’t feature the flat edges that were once assumed for the Apple Watch Series 7, but there are apparently design changes on the horizon.
Bloomberg reports that the Apple Watch Pro will be an “evolution of the current rectangular shape”. It’s not immediately clear what this means in terms of design, other than that the Apple Watch Pro won’t be a rounded smartwatch.
One of the main changes to the Apple Watch Pro will be the materials from which it is made. Currently, the Apple Watch is available in aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium. The Apple Watch Pro is said to feature a “more durable titanium formulation” as part of Apple’s efforts to make it as rugged as possible.
The Apple Watch Pro will also be larger than current Apple Watch models. The Apple Watch Series 7 is available in 41mm and 45mm sizes. These sizes refer to the physical size of the Apple Watch case, not the screen size. According Bloombergthe Apple Watch Pro case will be larger than 45mm and may be “large enough to appeal to only a subset of customers”.
Along with the bigger case, the Apple Watch Pro will also get a bigger screen. Bloomberg reports that the screen will be around 7% larger than the current Apple Watch Series 7, with a resolution of around 410 pixels by 502 pixels. For context, the 45mm version of the Apple Watch Series 7 features a resolution of 396 by 484 pixels.
Leaked CAD images of the Apple Watch Pro showcased this new design and the larger form factor. In these renders we can see the flat display which lacks the “cascade” edges of other Apple Watch models. On the right side, there’s a new protruding bulge that houses the Digital Crown and side button.
The new Digital Crown and side button design is likely part of Apple’s effort to improve durability while freeing up internal space for a larger battery. The design, however, increases the overall size of the watch considerably.
One of the most interesting changes is that there appears to be a new button on the left side. This button is expected to be programmable, allowing you to assign it to a specific workout type or application.
Creator Ian Zelbo creates very smooth renders of the Apple Watch Pro based on these CAD drawings. These renders bring the new Apple Watch Pro design to life, showing off the larger form factor, information-rich watch faces and more.
Along with this larger design, the Apple Watch Pro is also expected to offer improved battery life. Longer battery life will be a key factor for “extreme sports” buyers of this Apple Watch, and that’s apparently something Apple is aware of.
We don’t have exact stats on the battery size inside the Apple Watch Pro. Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman simply said the device will have an improved battery life. In fact, Gurman speculated that the Apple Watch Pro could last “several days on a single charge via the new Low Power Mode.”
A new low-power mode for the Apple Watch has been rumored for several months. It didn’t make an appearance when watchOS 9 was showcased at WWDC in June. Now, the reports say the new Low Power Mode could be exclusive to Apple Watch models launching this fall.
A new low-power mode on the Apple Watch would allow users to continue using Apple Watch apps and features without consuming too much power. Apple can reduce power consumption by interrupting background activities, reducing screen brightness, and limiting other features, such as Low Power Mode on iPhone and Mac.
Apple Watch Pro: sensors and chips
Just like the Apple Watch Series 8, this new Apple Watch Pro is expected to add support for body temperature measurements. The Apple Watch won’t be able to give you an exact measurement of your body temperature, but will instead send you an alert when it detects that your temperature is high. Then you can take your temperature using a traditional thermometer.
The Apple Watch Pro could also offer exclusive features for fitness and health tracking. This could include additional metrics collected using existing sensors, different types of training, and more.
Other new health features are expected for the Apple Watch next year and beyond, including things like blood pressure monitoring and blood sugar readings. These features aren’t expected to launch with this year’s Apple Watch Series 8 or Apple Watch Pro.
Finally, the Apple Watch Pro will be powered by a “new” S8 processor inside. This chip is said to offer “similar performance” to the S7 chip inside the Apple Watch Series 7, which is also similar to the S6 chip inside the Apple Watch Series 6. That means we shouldn’t We can’t expect any major performance improvements with this year’s updates. .
This new variant of the Apple Watch could ultimately be called a number of different things. The clear goal is to make this Apple Watch more rugged, durable, and optimized for extreme sports. If Apple wanted to consider this idea, this version of the Apple Watch could be called something like “Apple Watch Extreme”.
As well as being optimized for rugged and extreme sport lifestyles, this Apple Watch will also be ultra-premium with a new design, larger screen and improved battery life.
So if Apple wanted to target a wider audience of consumers, including those who simply want the “best” version of the Apple Watch, something like “Apple Watch Pro” or “Apple Watch Max” might make the most sense. .
The Apple Watch Series 8 and “Apple Watch Pro” are expected to be announced tomorrow alongside the iPhone 14. What do you think of these rumours? Would you buy a so-called Apple Watch Pro? Let us know in the comments.
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