Apple’s fall event “Far out” is less than 48 hours away, and the company is expected to unveil iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, AirPods Pro 2 and a new Apple Watch for extreme sports people. Pro.
Interestingly, the New York Times has released a last-minute tip that Apple will release another Apple Watch for kids and teens that is cheaper than the Apple Watch SE.
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The New York Times, citing sources “involved” in Apple’s work, said Apple has spent about three years refining the Home Settings feature for the Apple Watch. Home Settings is a feature added to watchOS 7 that allows users without an iPhone to use their Apple Watch with a cellular connection, including access to phone calls, messaging, apps, location sharing and other features.
The report said Apple will release a “new version of the Apple Watch that is cheaper than the Apple Watch SE” as part of an effort to “more aggressively court younger smartwatch customers. According to two people familiar with Apple’s plans, the product is expected to be introduced at Apple’s fall event.
Apple’s Apple Watch SE is currently priced from RMB 2,199, and if the kids’ watch is cheaper, it could be under RMB 2,000.
In addition, Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman revealed that Apple has developed an exclusive band and dial for the new Apple Watch Pro. In a recent tweet, Gurman said, “The new bands for the Apple Watch Pro will be very extensive and incorporate an extreme sports theme.” In other words, consumers willing to buy the Apple Watch Pro will have access to a new line of bands created just for it.
It’s unclear exactly what these bands will look like, but Apple could be using a partnership with a sports brand, which has been done before. It’s worth noting that Gurman previously said that while the old bands will work with the Apple Watch Pro, they won’t be a perfect fit.
Gurman also believes that Apple will launch a new dial designed specifically for the Apple Watch Pro to show users intensive fitness information.
Leaked CAD renders reveal the potential design of the Apple Watch Pro. Unlike the current Apple Watch, the new Apple Watch Pro features a larger 47mm case and a flat-screen. However, contrary to previous rumors, the Apple Watch Pro’s case is not flat. The rendering also shows a third new side button.
According to Gurman, this new button is “programmable,” so users can set it up for different actions, such as opening a specific app, starting a workout or any other action within the app. The digital crown also looks completely different from the one on the current Apple Watch, but it’s unclear if new software features will be enabled.
The Apple Watch Pro is expected to feature a titanium case that, when combined with a flat-screen, will allow for increased durability of the device.
In addition to the Apple Watch Pro, Apple has been working on two other new Apple Watches, of which the Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to maintain the same design and size as its predecessor, as well as similar internal hardware, with the main difference being the addition of a new body temperature sensor. As for the second-generation Apple Watch SE or Apple Watch SE 2, Apple is also expected to keep the same design and sensors as the current model, but this time with a faster processor.