As expected, Apple leaks are coming strong as we move closer to Wednesday’s Far Out iPhone 14 event. Today we took a close look at the Apple Watch Pro thanks to renders from 91mobile. We typically treat most leaks from unknown “industrial sources” with a healthy dose of salt, but loudly Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the Renderings are “indeed”. And for the most part, it’s everything we expected. There’s a larger screen, as Gurman’s previous reports suggested, as well as a slight evolution in design from the Apple Watch Series 7. (Sorry, flat-edge fans.)
If you look closely, you’ll notice an extra button on the opposite side of the (rugged) Digital Crown and the multitasking button. Both 91mobile and Gurman speculate that it could be programmable, allowing you to launch a specific app or workout without having to fiddle with the touchscreen. case leaks Sonny Dickson and DuanRui (above The edge and Weibo) also indicate a larger screen and an additional button.
The Apple Watch Pro will likely target extreme sports fanatics — the kind of people who don’t mind shelling out close to $1,000 for Garmin’s high-end smartwatches. While that may sound extravagant, don’t forget that there have always been high-end Apple Watch models that weren’t meant for mortal wallets. The current Hermes Series 7 collection goes up to a staggering $1,759. In that context, maybe a $1,000 Apple Watch Pro doesn’t seem so crazy? (No, it’s still crazy.)
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https://www.engadget.com/apple-watch-pro-leaked-case-renders-button-223305424.html?src=rss Apple Watch Pro renders and leaked cases show off a larger screen and new button