The rugged Apple Watch 8 Pro will come with an extra button

The rugged Apple Watch Pro will come with an extra button

We’re just a day and a half away from Apple’s “Far out” event, scheduled for September 7, where the 3 trillion dollar company will launch its latest bunch of tech gadgets.

Taking rumors with a pinch of salt, the new gadgets will include the iPhone 14 series, second-generation AirPods Pro, Apple Watch Series 8, and a Pro version of the smartwatch.

Reports have long circulated that Apple will launch a high-end Apple Watch for athletes with a larger display, sturdier design, and longer battery life.

The renders of the latter were published on the internet by 91 Mobiles, corroborating the rumors that the “rugged” watch will feature an additional button.

The renders show an extra button on the left side of the frame near a speaker vent, but the intent of the extra button is not known. The renders also show a large, flat display with slim bezels, which confirms reports that the device will indeed have a larger 47mm casing – as compared to the largest Series 7 watch at 45mm.

Image Credits: 91 Mobiles

In a tweet, Apple leaker and Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman confirmed these reports saying, “this is indeed it.”

He also added later that the button is “probably programmable” so the wearer can choose what it does, “for instance, launching a specific app, feature, or workout.”

As for pricing, Apple will price the Pro version of its smartwatch at around the $1,000 mark. But the regular Apple Watch Series 8 (and a new Watch SE2) will be similarly priced as the Series 7.

Apple hasn’t given any indication of the existence of the first Pro version of its smartwatch. If Apple is planning to release an Apple Watch Pro this year, we’ll see it at the “Far Out” launch event scheduled for tomorrow.

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