According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple’s speculated high-end extreme sports Apple Watch Pro variant might cost roughly $999 — the same starting price as the current iPhone 13 Pro.
Gurman compares the reported luxury watch to the existing 45mm titanium Apple Watch Issue, which begins at $849, in the newest edition of his Power On newsletter.
A starting price of $900 to $999 for the next high-end Apple Watch would not surprise me, given that it would have a little bigger touchscreen and additional sensors, as well as higher-quality materials. Soon, we’ll know precisely where Apple will land.
According to Gurman, the Samsung Watch Pro 5 — which has already been leaked — will be the largest competitor to Apple’s new Garmin-like Apple Watch model, which will be unveiled next month. In addition to the bigger display and battery, Samsung’s “Pro” version will include a titanium shell and a more durable design. As for Apple’s reported smartwatch, the 44mm device with LTE is estimated to cost less than half as much.
The latest tier of Apple Watch will have LTE, a bigger screen, and a metal case that is better suited to stand up to damage aimed for athletes, hikers, and those who encounter more harsh circumstances when exercising. New Apple Watch models might be referred to as “Extreme” or “Max,” but Gurman thinks they will be referred to as “Pro” in keeping with the company’s other higher-priced offerings.
In comparison to the existing Apple Watch Series 7 and the next Apple Watch Series 8, the display will measure in at over two inches diagonally. To allow longer workouts, it is likely to include a more shatterproof screen and a bigger battery.
It is thought that the sport-focused Apple Watch will be available alongside the conventional Apple Watch Series 8 and the Apple Watch SE, both of which are slated to get an update in 2022.