Leaked Apple Watch Pro cases show how big Apple’s rugged smartwatch will be due to its display, which measures 49mm versus a 45mm screen on the Series 7.
- What’s happening? Photographs of protective cases for Apple Watch Pro, the company’s rumored rugged model, illustrate exactly how big the device is.
- Why care? Because Apple Watch Pro should file as the biggest Apple Watch to date and you’re eager to learn how it might fit your wrist.
- What to do? Tune in to Apple’s event tomorrow and follow iDownloadBlog for announcements of the next iPhone, Apple Watch Series and AirPods.
Leaked case images demonstrate Apple Watch Pro size
Australian leaker Sony Dickson on Twitter shared images of protective cases that accessory makers have produced based on their own leaked CAD drawings.
Assuming those technical drawings and CAD renders are correct, Apple Watch Pro will be noticeably bigger on your wrist than any current model.
The image at the top of the post illustrates exactly how big the upcoming Apple Watch Pro might really be. The picture’s bottom half shows, from left to right: A black protective case for the 49mm size of Apple Watch Pro, a 41mm protective case for Apple Watch Series 8 and one for last year’s Apple Watch Series 7.
The Apple Watch Pro display size should be 1.99 inches diagonally. By comparison, the 41mm version of the current Apple Watch Series 7 has a 1.691-inch display while its 45mm counterpart is equipped with a 1.901-inch one.
This isn’t covered in the CAD drawings, but the new set of bands for the Apple Watch Pro is going to be pretty wide ranging and play into the extreme sports theme. There will also be some pretty info dense faces for fitness metrics. https://t.co/jSD0KZGe1b
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) September 5, 2022
According to Bloomberg’s reliable reporter Mark Gurman, Apple Watch Pro will have a flat display and round sides. Mark also says there will be new bands made specifically for the Apple Watch Pro that will “play into the extreme sports theme.” On top of that, there might be “some pretty info dense faces for fitness metrics.”
Who’s ready for the biggest Apple Watch to date?
Mark Gurman, Bloomberg’s reliable reporter on the Apple beat, has described a rugged Apple Watch Pro as Apple’s biggest smartwatch to date.
Another possibility is Apple keeps the SE price for the SE 2 and then retains the original Watch SE at a lower price. But given the similarities that seems unlikely. It would also be odd if Apple doesn’t discontinue the regular iPhone 13 given the similarities to the regular 14.
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) September 6, 2022
With a seven percent larger screen measuring 49mm, the rumored Apple Watch Pro would be “a good bit bigger” than the current Apple Watch Series 7, whose screen measures 45mm. Even though it “won’t have those rumored flat sides,” Gurman insists the device’s display will “be bigger than most wrists.”
Leaked CAD renders, seen above, indicate that a rugged Apple Watch could also feature a programmable button on the lefthand side that the user might assign to different functions, such as starting a specific workout. In addition, this model could have a protrusion on the righthand side with both the Digital Crown and Side button embedded into it. Read: 30+ things to do after buying an Apple Watch