Apple’s new Rugged Watch version could cost as much as the iPhone 13 Pro. Last week, reports spoke of the launch of a new Extreme Sports version of the Apple Watch this year, providing some basic details of the device.
Now, a new report suggests that Apple may rebrand it as Apple Watch Pro and as per the moniker, a hefty price tag is expected for the new Apple Watch model.
In fact, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman indicates that the Apple Watch Pro could cost around $900 (roughly Rs.
Gurman had spoken Play The Apple Watch version has a 2-inch display and build quality that’s sturdier than aluminum that justifies its tag as a rugged wearable. The screen is expected to get additional durability, making it shatter-resistant.
The extreme sports side of this Apple Watch model will offer features like better tracking sensors, and also give you more detail while hiking. Apple may also equip this model with the ability to detect fever by monitoring the temperature of the person wearing the Apple Watch.
With this, Apple is expected to launch three different Apple Watches as part of the 8 series, which also includes the SE variant. We’ve seen the new Watch announced along with most of the iPhone, so it’s possible that the Apple Watch Series 8 could debut around September this year.
Over the years, Apple has climbed up the price ladder with its products, be it iPhones, iPads or even the Apple Watch. Bringing a Pro model into the mix allows the company to push prices further, appealing to a wider audience who don’t mind spending extra for a premium fitness wearable.