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Sports activities-focused Apple Watch rumored to characteristic bigger display screen, longer battery life, and shatter-resistant display screen

Ahead-looking: When you’re an Apple fan who likes their wearables to be sport-orientated, you may be comfortable to listen to that Cupertino is reportedly engaged on a model of its Apple Watch designed for “excessive sports activities athletes.”

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman writes that the rugged model of the Apple Watch will characteristic a “almost 2-inch show” (diagonally), about 7% extra display screen space than the most important present Apple Watch. It’ll additionally include an even bigger battery for longer life and a bigger decision than its predecessor— 410 x 502, in comparison with 484 x 396—which can permit it to point out extra health metrics on the display screen.

The usual Apple Watch 8 is predicted to maintain the identical 1.9-inch display screen measurement because the Apple Watch 7. The up to date Apple Watch SE can even retain the present display screen measurement, in response to folks with information of the plans.

That is the second time Gurman has written a couple of rugged Apple Watch. The earlier event was in March final yr when he mentioned it could have a rubberized exterior hooked up to the steel chassis. He now says the wearable will likely be fabricated from a “sturdy steel materials relatively than aluminum” and have a “extra shatter-resistant display screen.”

All the brand new watches are anticipated to be powered by the S8 chip that is mentioned to supply related efficiency as the present S7 and previous-gen S6, which might mark the primary time Apple watches have carried out equally throughout three generations. They’re additionally anticipated to have an up to date low-power mode and a health characteristic that lets customers monitor their physique temperature.

Not surprisingly, the rugged Apple Watch is predicted to price greater than right now’s chrome steel mannequin, which is $699 for the 41mm model and $749 for the 45mm possibility.

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