We sincerely hope that the pictures of alleged third-party accessories and CAD renderings for the anticipated Apple Watch Pro that are making the rounds this morning are accurate.
The cases display cutouts for an additional physical button that will be put to the left of the watch face, and the cutouts are in line with the CAD drawings that 91mobiles separately posted.
The drawings also show a fully flat display, a new button below a revised speaker vent,
a new protrusion on the right that houses the microphone, button, and Digital Crown, which appears to be more protected from unintentional presses.
Later, Mark Gurman from Bloomberg weighed in on the veracity of the 91mobiles-posted renders of the Apple Watch Pro. This is it, he acknowledged on Twitter.
If accurate, it demonstrates how well Apple comprehends the multisport athletes who are allegedly the target market for this watch.
Adventure seekers like touchscreens for some tasks, but whether in the water, on the slopes, or bombing down trails, they need large, easy-to-grasp buttons.
The Apple Watch Pro, which Gurman claims will have a larger display with a low-power mode, a larger battery, and a "rugged titanium casing," appears to show ornamental case accessories.
The Apple Watch Pro case, according to "industry sources" at 91Mobiles, measures 49mm, which isn't the largest multisport watch available but is close.
Reputable leakers Sonny Dickson and DuanRui sent a number of photographs to twitter (via Weibo). Apple presently sells timepieces ranging from 45mm to 38mm.
When Apple introduces the Apple Watch Pro along with the iPhone 14 series on Wednesday, we'll finally be able to tell fact from fiction.