Rumor: ‘Apple Watch Pro’ to Boast Larger 47mm Case Size With Flat Display

Rumor: ‘Apple Watch Pro’ to Boast Larger 47mm Case Size With Flat Display

Apple’s much-expected “Apple Watch Pro” will boast a larger 47mm case size, says a report on Saturday from Japanese website Mac Otakara. The current Apple Watch Series 7 models are available in 41mm and 45mm case sizes.

The larger 47mm case size would allow for a larger display, which could measure in at 1.99 inches diagonally.

The report’s “reliable sources,” also claim the Apple Watch Pro will feature a completely flat display, whereas existing Apple Watch models have slightly curved edges around the display. The flat design could improve the durability of the Apple Watch Pro.

Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman has said the new tier of the Apple Watch will be more rugged and will be aimed at athletes, hikers, and others that may use their Apple Watch in extreme conditions. It is said to feature LTE, a larger screen measuring in at almost two inches diagonally, and a metal casing that’s better able to stand up to abuse.

While Gurman proposed various names for the new device – Apple Watch Extreme, Apple Watch Max, Apple Watch Explorer Edition – but he believes that the model will adopt the ‘Pro’ moniker in line with its other higher price-point products.

Apple Watch Series 8 models are expected to debut in September alongside the iPhone 14 series.