Apple is planning to release 3 new models for its connected watches by the end of the year. Among them, the first generation Pro of the Apple Watch. Designed for high-level athletes, its release should be accompanied by a redesign of the appearance of the brand’s connected watches. A first since the release of the Series 4 in 2018.
Apple Watches for all wallets
This is Mark Gurman, a journalist for the American media Bloomberg, which reveals the latest news around connected watches from the apple brand. According to his information, the Apple Watch Series 8, a new Apple Watch SE and the Apple Watch Pro would be the next models to come.
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The Series 8 should take the place of the Series 7, a year after its release. The latest version of the Apple Watch should be equipped with a screen of a similar size to that of the previous model, either 41 or 45 millimeters. It would be equipped with the S8 chip, with performance equivalent to the S7 and S6 chips found in previous generations. The Watch S8 should, however, be equipped with a body temperature sensor, a first for Apple connected watches.
The Cupertino-based company has plans to release models for all wallets. Thus, the new Apple Watch SE would directly replace the Series 3, released in 2017 and incompatible with watchOS 9, the new version of the operating system unveiled at the last WWDC. Farewell to the S5 chip, this version of the Watch SE would have the same chip as the one present in the Series 8, minus the temperature sensor.
In addition to a more accessible model, the technology giant would offer the Watch Pro. Mark Gurman reports that the Watch Pro should come with a screen about 7% larger and more shock-resistant, longer battery life thanks to a low-power mode and a more robust casing, probably made in titanium. The Watch Pro is expected to sport a new look,” an evolution of the current rectangular form and not circular “.
If the price of these new watches remains unknown for the moment, the journalist of Bloomberg estimates the price of the Series 8 at $399 while the new Watch SE would start at $279. As for the Watch Pro, it should be sold around 900 dollars.