Larger Apple Watch ‘Extreme’ to feature redesign, but not flat-edged

Apple will bring a redesigned Apple Watch to market with new high-end “extreme” model featuring a ruggedized metal case and a larger display.

Apple Watch Series 7 is available in three materials: titanium, stainless steel, and aluminum.
Apple Watch Series 7 is available in three materials: titanium, stainless steel, and aluminum.

Mark Gurman for Bloomberg News:

The upcoming Apple Watch release is shaping up to be one of the company’s more exciting product launches this year…

The new high-end “Pro” watch will pack in a larger display, longer battery life (perhaps multiple days on one charge via the new low-power mode), and the body-temperature sensor.

I’m told that the high-end model is going to be a good bit bigger than the standard Apple Watch — big enough that it might only appeal to a subset of customers.

The screen will be about 7% larger, and the device will have a fresh look — the first time the company has introduced a new Apple Watch design since 2018. It will be an evolution of the current rectangular shape, and not circular. It also won’t have those rumored flat sides (for those who will undoubtedly ask). In terms of materials, the watch will have a more durable formulation of titanium to make it extra rugged.

MacDailyNews Take: Bring on Apple Watch Extreme (or “Apple Watch Pro” or whatever Apple calls it). We want that larger display (and, hopefully, some more battery life) and that rugged case!

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9 Comments

  1. I may be mistaken but thought I read somewhere where this year‘s release will not include a new chip. For me personally that’s a minimum requirement.

  2. I’m still running Apple Watch 4 and it’s still very fast. If there’s no processor upgrade I’ll stick the 4. I’d like always on but it’s not enough of a must want feature for me.
    Think I also saw no new sensors this year either.

  3. I have the smallest Watch in 38mm Series 3 (aluminum), and it’s lightest especially with fabric (Velcro) loop band. That’s important to me because I mostly use it to track my running with Strava app. I’m don’t really want a huge Watch 🤪

  4. My main issue with the Watch is the battery life. I’ll absolutely pick one up for my wife and one for me once the battery life is a minimum of 72 hours with a maximum charge time of six hours. How are you supposed to do all that biometric tracking if you must take it off for a few hours every day to charge it? I’d prefer one that lasted at least 192 hours (8 days), but I suspect that will never happen.

  5. Ah, Yes! Rugged watches for real men hopefully in Autumn and Winter camouflage color designs with full function Solunar Tables, featuring best hunting and fishing times for most any area worldwide. Bring it on!…

  6. Based on the way one exits the water lock in watchOS 9 beta, the rotating Digital Crown is going away. The new action is: press the crown and wait, no spinning it. The same action is used to override sleep mode. The new way is inferior IMHO.

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