There is a possibility that the Apple Watch Pro will get a new look and a larger display.
With the speculated Apple Watch “Pro” model, Apple might give its Apple Watch the greatest cosmetic overhaul in years.
There will be no squared-off design on the new Pro version, according to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg. For example, according to Gurman in his Power On newsletter, the design might be “evolutionary of existing rectangular shape and not round.” The sides will not be flat.
As many as three Apple Watches are rumored to be released this year, including a high-end version of the Apple Watch 8 named the Apple Watch 8 Pro (or it could just be called the Apple Watch Pro). In addition to the Apple Watch 8, the company may also unveil a new version of the Apple Watch SE. The Pro, on the other hand, is meant to be the series’ tough, athletic, and premium offering.
“A good bit bigger” is how Gurman describes the Apple Watch Pro’s display screen. So much so that “only a fraction of buyers” may find it appealing. It’s expected to have a 7 percent larger screen than the basic Apple Watch, according to reports. If this is true, it is something we have heard before, and Gurman had previously stated that the display might measure 2 inches diagonally. However, a 7 percent increase in screen size could indicate that the device’s display is larger than previously imagined.
In addition to its redesigned appearance, the Pro’s materials will set it apart from the rest. An extra-durable titanium alloy is rumored to be used in the construction of the device.
Even the Apple Watch 8 could feature a temperature sensor, as Gurman recently speculated. The Apple Watch Pro could possibly have a longer battery life and a new body temperature sensor. This time around, he claims that the Pro may run on a single charge for several days because of the reported low-power mode on board.
There hasn’t been much progress in other sensors, according to Gurman, who predicts that the blood pressure sensor will be available in 2025 and the glucose sensor won’t be ready until later in the decade at the latest.
In terms of new sensors, only the body temperature sensor will make its debut. The S8 chip that powers the Apple Watch 7 and 6 models is also said to be used in the Pro.
Apple’s Pro tier may be geared toward athletes or hard workouts if the company launches it this year. Other rumored features include improved hiking and swimming trackers. As such, it has the potential to compete with high-end Garmin sportswatches, as well as demand a significantly higher premium. In the past, Gurman projected that the Apple Watch Pro may cost up to $1,000.
In addition to its reported redesigned look and premium quality, the Apple Watch Pro’s “Pro” level features remain to be seen. According to Gurman, the imminent release of the Apple Watch “is shaping up to be one of the company’s more anticipated product launches this year.”
Keep an eye on our hubs for more information about Apple’s future product launches, including the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, which we expect to be released on September 13 along with a new set of Apple Watches.