Apple Watch Pro Likely to Have New Programmable Button for watchOS 9

3D renders of the upcoming "Apple Watch Pro" shared earlier today accurately depict the design of the device, including a new button on the left side of the case that can likely be programmed by the user, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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Gurman said users will likely be able to customize the button to launch a specific app, feature, workout type, or so forth when pressed. He also confirmed that while the Apple Watch Pro will have a completely flat display, the device will still have a rounded casing, contrary to some lingering rumors about an Apple Watch with flat edges.



The renders also showed the Pro model with a more protruded Digital Crown and Side Button on the right side of the case, which could make these controls easier to access. Overall, the Pro model looks more rugged than standard Apple Watch models, in line with reports that it is designed for activities like hiking and extreme sports.

Previous rumors have claimed the Apple Watch Pro will have a larger display with at least a 47mm titanium case, a larger battery, an S8 chip, and more.

Apple is expected to announce the Apple Watch Pro alongside two standard Apple Watch Series 8 models and a second-generation Apple Watch SE at its special event on Wednesday.
Gurman has predicted that pricing for the Pro model could start at $900 or higher. Apple is also expected to announce iPhone 14 models and new AirPods Pro at the event.

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Top Rated Comments

GubbyMan Avatar
22 months ago
So Gurman's new strategy is to just repeat the latest rumors from other sources a few hours later?
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
twocents Avatar
22 months ago
Can’t wait to program the Pro Button for emergency Mindfulness sessions when I get triggered ?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ProfessionalFan Avatar
22 months ago

But how do you press it without also pressing the button on the other side. Still haven't answered this!?
I don't know why people keep saying this. I am able to press the current button without having my hand touch the other side of the watch at all. What's the issue?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lucamegh Avatar
22 months ago
The programmable button will definitely help professionals getting serious work done
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pez555 Avatar
22 months ago
I don’t often hate on apple designed tech, but my god what the f….is that….?!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
carrrrrlos Avatar
22 months ago
Looks a bit clunky, not very Apple like. We shall see.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)