The Apple Watch Pro is set to be announced in a few days at Apple’s special fall 2022 event “Far Out,” on September 7 alongside the iPhone 14 lineup and possibly the second-generation AirPods Pro. A third-party case for the device has just surfaced, suggesting the Apple Watch Pro might come with new physical buttons.
Third-party Apple Watch Pro case features key changes
The image of the case was shared by Sonny Dickson on Twitter. Prior to this leak, no notable reports have come out saying that the device would feature new buttons. Keeping in mind that the announcement of the Apple Watch Pro is just a few days away, any last-minute rumors should be taken with a grain of salt.
The right side of the device could feature a new button. The round hole that can also be seen on that side could be a new speaker design rather than another tactile button. In addition to this, the case suggests that the device might feature a display with flat edges. A redesign for the Apple Watch has repeatedly been rumored.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has previously stated that the Apple Watch Pro will feature a larger, more shatter-resistant display and It will also offer enhanced hiking and swim tracking along with improved battery life, making it the perfect companion device for athletes.
The journalist has also confirmed that the Pro model will feature a titanium casing saying, “In terms of materials, the watch will have a more durable formulation of titanium to make it extra rugged.”
We know that the standard Apple Watch Series 8 model as well as the Apple Watch Pro will come equipped with a new body temperature sensor. Reportedly, the feature will be able to give users a general reading rather than an exact temperature.
As for the price tag, Gurman recently reiterated that the upcoming Apple Watch Pro could ”come in at least $900 to $1,000, topping the current Apple Watch Edition.”
Lastly, we know that all models in the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8 lineup will feature the S8 processor. Last year’s Apple Watch models come equipped with the S7 chip, but the processor features the same specifications as the S6 chip, making the chip two years old.