Apple will introduce a premium Series 8 “Pro” Apple Watch this year, with the designation rumors.
The impending high-end model of the Apple Watch Series 8 will have its first overhaul in years and a new titanium case, but it won’t have the long-rumored squared-off appearance, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. A five to seven percent larger display will make this year’s high-end Apple Watch model “a good bit bigger” than the current Apple Watch models, according to Gurman, to the point where “it might only appeal to a subset of customers.”
The premium Apple Watch is expected to sport the first fresh aesthetic since the 2018 release of the Apple Watch Series 4. Contrary to rumours of a squared-off shape, it “won’t also have the alleged flat edges,” i.e., it will apparently not be circular. The new form, according to Gurman, is “a development of the current rectangular shape.”
The impending Apple Watch release, he continued, “is shaping up to be one of the company’s more intriguing product launches this year,” and it will have a case made of “a more robust formulation of titanium to make it extremely resistant.”
Earlier this year, “ShrimpApplePro,” a leaker who accurately predicted that the Apple Watch Series 7 would have a rounded shape similar to the Apple Watch Series 6, asserted that Apple was developing an Apple Watch Series 8 model with a “flat front glass display.” It makes sense that this information might have anything to do with the alleged new high-end model design.
When the other Apple Watch Series 8 models are introduced later this year, they are anticipated to have the same 41mm and 44mm sizes as the Series 7 devices and will not be redesigned. According to a recent rumour by Gurman, Apple will hold an event on September 7 to introduce new iPhone and Apple Watch models.
The high-end Apple Watch is anticipated to include a redesign in addition to the “S8” chip, a body temperature sensor for improved sleep tracking and fertility planning, a Low Power Mode to extend battery life, and a larger battery to enable longer training durations.