Forward-looking: If you are an Apple fan who likes their wearables to be sport-orientated, you may be glad to listen to that Cupertino is reportedly engaged on a model of its Apple Watch designed for “excessive sports activities athletes.”
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman writes that the rugged model of the Apple Watch will characteristic a “almost 2-inch show” (diagonally), about 7% extra display screen space than the biggest present Apple Watch. It may even include a much bigger battery for longer life and a bigger decision than its predecessor— 410 x 502, in comparison with 484 x 396—which is able to permit it to point out extra health metrics on the display screen.
The customary Apple Watch 8 is predicted to maintain the identical 1.9-inch display screen dimension because the Apple Watch 7. The up to date Apple Watch SE may even retain the present display screen dimension, in keeping with individuals with information of the plans.
This is the second time Gurman has written a couple of rugged Apple Watch. The earlier event was in March final yr when he stated it might have a rubberized exterior hooked up to the metallic chassis. He now says the wearable can be fabricated from a “robust metallic materials slightly than aluminum” and have a “extra shatter-resistant display screen.”
All the brand new watches are anticipated to be powered by the S8 chip that is stated to supply comparable efficiency as the present S7 and previous-gen S6, which might mark the primary time Apple watches have carried out equally throughout three generations. They’re additionally anticipated to have an up to date low-power mode and a health characteristic that lets customers monitor their physique temperature.
Not surprisingly, the rugged Apple Watch is predicted to price greater than right this moment’s stainless-steel mannequin, which is $699 for the 41mm model and $749 for the 45mm possibility.
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