In his latest Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reiterates his opinion that Apple is working on a “Pro” version of the Apple Watch Series 8 with a larger display, longer battery life (perhaps multiple days on one charge via the new low-power mode), and the body-temperature sensor.
He writes: 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.
However, he doesn’t think it will be circular, as some have predicted, Also, Gurman adds that, contrary to reports of a squared-off design, “it also won’t have those rumored flat sides” but will be “an evolution of the current rectangular shape.”
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