Gurman: Apple Watch 'Pro' to Offer First True Redesign Since Series 4, but No Flat Sides

The upcoming high-end variant of the Apple Watch Series 8 will feature the device's first redesign in years and a new titanium casing, but will not feature the long-rumored squared-off look, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

apple watch series 7 mystery
In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman said that this year's high-end Apple Watch model will be "a good bit bigger" than the current Apple Watch models, so much so that "it might only appeal to a subset of customers." The device is expected to feature a display that is seven percent larger.

Gurman reaffirmed rumors that the high-end Apple Watch will feature the first new design since the launch of the Apple Watch Series 4 in 2018. It will apparently not be circular, and contrary to reports of a squared-off design, "it also won't have those rumored flat sides." Instead, Gurman described the new design as being "an evolution of the current rectangular shape."

He added that it will have a casing made of "a more durable formulation of titanium to make it extra rugged." The device is also expected to feature longer battery life that could last multiple days on a single charge via a new Low Power Mode, according to Gurman.

The only new health feature expected for the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ is still a body-temperature sensor, with blood-pressure monitoring not expected to arrive until 2025, and blood-glucose monitoring not set to be ready until "nearer to the end of the decade."

Gurman added that "the upcoming Apple Watch release is shaping up to be one of the company's more exciting product launches this year."

Related Forum: Apple Watch

Top Rated Comments

Denzo Avatar
20 weeks ago
Forgive me.. but all we got is that it’s a little bigger, not much of a design change and potentially more battery. And mentions feature expected at the end of the decade?

Then the article ends with a comment "the upcoming Apple Watch release is shaping up to be one of the company's more exciting product launches this year."

Did I miss something?
Score: 118 Votes (Like | Disagree)
desmond2046 Avatar
20 weeks ago
I don’t care about the design. A blood pressure and blood glucose monitor would be the true game changer and will save millions of lifes.
Score: 48 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gpat Avatar
20 weeks ago

Forgive me.. but all we got is that it’s a little bigger, not much of a design change and potentially more battery. And mentions feature expected at the end of the decade?

Then the article ends with a comment "the upcoming Apple Watch release is shaping up to be one of the company's more exciting product launches this year."

Did I miss something?
This sentence, alone, is enough to summarize what a yawn-fest this 2022 is for Apple, and for consumer electronics in general.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
20 weeks ago
I’m starting to think the ‘flat-sided’ information was bait for potential leakers.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gsmornot Avatar
20 weeks ago
If a titanium body will be the only way to get a larger display I may not be able to get one with a larger display this year. Rumors at this point but my eyes want more screen, my budget does not.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Traverse Avatar
20 weeks ago
I understand that “pro” simply means the more expensive or higher-end model in Apple terms, but I thought that’s what the “edition” was?

I hope they find a better term. A “Pro” Apple Watch/user outside of a rugged outdoor watch doesn’t seem sensible to me.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

apple watch series 7 mystery

Apple Watch Series 8 'Pro' to Feature All-New Design

Wednesday August 24, 2022 2:41 am PDT by
Apple will launch a high-end Apple Watch Series 8 "Pro" model with an all-new design this year, according to recent reports. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the upcoming high-end variant of the Apple Watch Series 8 will feature the device's first redesign in years and a new titanium casing, but will not feature the long-rumored squared-off look. Gurman said that this year's high-end...
apple watch series 7 mystery

Apple Watch 'Pro' Casing Details Hint at Completely New Design

Wednesday August 31, 2022 2:35 am PDT by
An increasing number of details about Apple's all-new Apple Watch design have emerged in recent months, providing a tentative picture of what to expect from the new look. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the upcoming high-end variant of the Apple Watch Series 8 will feature the device's first redesign in years and a new titanium casing, but will not feature the long-rumored squared-off...
Apple Watch Series 7 Rainbow Crop Blue

Apple Watch 'Pro' Could Be Bad News for Band Collections

Thursday September 1, 2022 3:18 am PDT by
The Apple Watch "Pro" may not be fully compatible with existing watch bands, according to recent reports. Apple is expected to announce a new, high-end Apple Watch "Pro" model during its "Far out" event on Wednesday, September 7. According to a recent post on Weibo from a fairly reliable source, the Apple Watch "Pro" will not be compatible with older Apple Watch bands due to its new...
apple watch series 7 titanium

Apple Might Have Discontinued the Last Apple Watch Edition

Friday August 26, 2022 4:58 am PDT by
The Apple Watch Edition has sold out in countries around the world, just weeks before the Apple Watch Series 8 lineup is expected to be unveiled. At the start of this month, MacRumors spotted that several of the high-end Apple Watch Series 7 models with titanium casings were being listed as "currently unavailable" on Apple's online store in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and...
Apple Watch Series 8 What We Know Feature 2

All Apple Watch Series 8 Models to Get Longer Battery Life, But Only One With Larger Battery

Monday September 5, 2022 4:03 am PDT by
Apple is planning to deliver better battery life across all Apple Watch Series 8 models this year, but only one model will benefit from a larger battery, according to recent reports. While Apple Watch enthusiasts have clamoured for longer battery life in recent years, the main two Apple Watch Series 8 models are expected to be akin to the existing 41mm and 45mm Apple Watch Series 7 models,...
Apple Watch Series 8 What We Know Feature 2

Only One Apple Watch Series 8 Model Rumored to Get Larger Battery

Friday July 15, 2022 2:31 am PDT by
Apple plans to release an Apple Watch Series 8 model with a larger battery this year, according to a recent report. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman believes that Apple is working on an "extreme sports" version of the Apple Watch that offers a larger display that is almost two-inches in size, improved impact resistance, and a larger battery. Gurman said that the larger battery could enable longer...
apple watch pro sonny dickson e1662366158781

Apple Watch 'Pro' Accessory Cases Hint at Redesigned Chassis and Flat Display

Monday September 5, 2022 1:03 am PDT by
This year, Apple is rumored to be preparing to launch three new Apple Watch models, including the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌, second-generation Apple Watch SE, and a new Apple Watch "Pro" with enhanced durability aimed at heavy-duty athletes. According to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, the Apple Watch Pro will debut with an all-new design that's a reworking of the form factor Apple first...
samsung watch 5 pro 91mobiles

Gurman: 'Apple Watch Pro' Extreme Sports Model Could Cost Nearly $1,000

Monday July 11, 2022 2:48 am PDT by
Apple's rumored high-end Apple Watch model for extreme sports could cost around $999 – the same starting price as the current iPhone 13 Pro – according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Samsung Watch Pro 5, the likely rival of 'Apple Watch Pro' (Image: 91Mobiles) Writing in the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman compares the rumored premium watch to the current 45mm titanium Apple...

Popular Stories

maxresdefault

Can't Get an iPhone 14 Pro? Here's Why You Should Wait for the iPhone 15 Ultra

Monday December 5, 2022 11:44 am PST by
Due to production issues at Apple supplier factories in China, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are backordered and basically out of stock at every store. If you were planning to gift or receive an iPhone 14 Pro model for the holidays and didn't already get one, you're basically out of luck because they're gone until late December. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more ...
General iOS 16 Feature Yellow

iOS 16.2 for iPhone Launching This Month With These 8 New Features

Thursday December 1, 2022 8:44 am PST by
Apple plans to publicly release iOS 16.2 for the iPhone in mid-December, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The update remains in beta testing for now, with at least eight new features and changes already uncovered so far. iOS 16.2 introduces a number of new features, including Apple's new whiteboard app Freeform, two new Lock Screen widgets for Sleep and Medications, the ability to hide...
Apple car wheel icon feature yellow

Apple to Charge Under $100,000 for Apple Car, Launch Planned for 2026

Tuesday December 6, 2022 2:31 pm PST by
Apple is aiming to launch an Apple-branded consumer-oriented vehicle by 2026, and its goal is to hit a price point under $100,000 to make the car appeal to a wider range of customers, reports Bloomberg. Apple initially planned to design a car that might look similar to Canoo's Lifestyle Vehicle, where passengers could face one another in a limousine-style car with no steering wheel or...
iPhone Measure Height

Newer iPhones Allow You to Measure Someone's Height Instantly — Here's How

Saturday December 3, 2022 10:23 am PST by
iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, and iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models feature a LiDAR Scanner next to the rear camera that can be used to measure a person's height instantly in Apple's preinstalled Measure app. To measure a person's height, simply open the Measure app, point your iPhone at the person you want to measure, and make sure they are visible on the screen from...
introducing apple music sing

Apple Music Adding a Karaoke Experience With Apple Music Sing

Tuesday December 6, 2022 7:09 am PST by
Apple today announced Apple Music Sing, a new feature in Apple Music that lets users sing their favorite songs with adjustable vocals and more. Apple Music Sing will utilize Apple Music's real-time lyrics to allow users to sing to their favorite songs using adjustable vocals, background vocals, and duet view to allow more than one singer.Apple Music Sing includes: Adjustable vocals: Users...
14 vs 16 inch mbp m2 pro and max feature 1

Major RAM Upgrade Coming to Next-Generation MacBook Pro

Friday December 2, 2022 2:03 am PST by
The next-generation MacBook Pro models could feature faster RAM, according to a recent report from a reliable source. MacRumors Forums member "Amethyst," who accurately revealed details about the Mac Studio and Studio Display before those products were announced, recently provided information about Apple's upcoming 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. The new machines are expected to feature...
nothing phone 2

Nothing Plans to Launch Smartphone in US to Take on Apple's iPhone

Monday December 5, 2022 12:38 am PST by
UK-based tech company Nothing plans to launch a smartphone in the US to directly compete with Apple's iPhone, according to a new report out today. In an interview with CNBC, Nothing CEO Carl Pei said the startup is in "early conversations" with American cellular carriers about launching a new phone in the US, but he stopped short of naming any of the carriers or the phone model. Nothing...
apple ar headset concept 1

Kuo: Apple Headset Shipments Potentially Delayed Until Second Half of 2023

Sunday December 4, 2022 7:38 am PST by
Mass shipments of Apple's long-rumored AR/VR headset may be delayed until the second half of 2023 due to unspecified "software-related issues," according to the latest information shared today by tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple headset render by Ian Zelbo Kuo said mass shipments of components for the headset are still likely to begin in the first half of 2023, but he believes that mass...
iOS 16

When Will iOS 16.2 Launch?

Friday December 2, 2022 2:13 pm PST by
Apple in late October began testing iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates, providing betas to both developers and public beta testers. As of now, we've had four total betas, with the fourth beta having been released earlier this week. iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 are expected before the end of the year, and we thought we'd try to narrow down the launch timeline. With only four betas released since...