A brand new rugged Apple Watch could be part of the ranks this yr, aimed toward adventurers and climbers.
The Bloomberg report alleges that the corporate is taking a look at a rubberized design, so the machine may be worn in excessive circumstances. This would supply a rugged and protected exterior to guard in opposition to scratches and shocks.
The machine could be prepared for a September 2021 launch alongside the Apple Watch Series 7, in line with “people familiar with the matter.”
The Apple Watch is presently bought in aluminium, stainless-steel and ceramic circumstances – all of which look nice however may be marked and scratched. There’s a average Apple Watch case market for these trying for added safety, so it appears stunning that Apple could be attention-grabbing in rubberizing its machine.
It’s not clear whether or not the brand new design would give protection to navy requirements, as we’ve seen from the likes of Casio and the Amazfit T-Rex Pro.
And there’s no indication of enhanced water-resistance, that will make the Apple Watch higher suited for browsing and watersports.
Bloomberg’s sources additionally say that the brand new rugged Apple Watch venture could be “cancelled or delayed” which implies this may occasionally by no means be realised.
Bloomberg is a little bit of a daily with Apple scoops and a fast verify again has seen lots of their insider tales come to fruition. Bloomberg revealed the launch of ECG and sleep monitoring smarts, though claims in regards to the launch of Micro LED screens has but to be confirmed. It’s monitor file with Amazon is best, accurately predicting the Halo emotion sensing wearable and an Alexa hearable.
A rugged Apple Watch would make sense, however we ponder whether it is smart with out different items of the puzzle.
For hikers, for instance, the GPS battery lifetime of the Apple Watch simply doesn’t arise.
Likewise, Apple doesn’t advocate its smartwatches are uncovered to “high velocity” water, so scuba diving, water snowboarding and that extends to browsing and different sports activities.
So sacrificing the svelte and fashionable Apple Watch with out making the machine meaningfully higher for lively individuals could not make sense. We’ll know extra in September.