Apple Watch Pro leaks continue with Sonny Dickson back with a size comparison, this time sharing images of purported cases for the 49mm Apple Watch Pro alongside cases for the smaller Series 7 and upcoming Series 8 watches. The Apple Watch Pro looks much larger than the 45mm or 41mm Apple Watch Series 7 devices the company currently sells, as well as the rumored Series 8 which is also expected to be announced on Wednesday.
Size comparison follows leaked cases and CAD drawings from yesterday, which showed a new button on the left of the Apple Watch Pro flat screen, as well as a new protrusion on the right housing a mic, button and digital crown which now seems to be better protected against accidental presses – something that could easily happen when worn by the outdoor athletes this watch is meant to target. The drawings were later corroborated by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
Gurman had previously stated that the Apple Watch Pro’s larger screen, battery, and rugged titanium case “probably won’t appeal to all consumers, as it will be bigger than most wrists.” Indeed, 49mm would be too big for some, but also too small for others.
For example, I am 1.80 meters tall and find the 47mm Garmin Epix 2 a bit too small – I prefer the larger 51mm cases. My colleague Victoria, however, found the 41mm Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar to be perfect for her smaller wrists. Garmin watches are round, however, we’ll have to see what difference that might make when the Apple Watch Pro becomes a reality.
Apple is expected to announce the Apple Watch Pro and Series 8 devices on Wednesday alongside the new iPhone 14 which The edge will be covering live, so stay tuned.