Whereas the Apple Watch Collection 6 already has 50-meters of water resistance and a sapphire crystal show choice to repel scratches, however hard-core customers may be getting much more safety for excessive sports activities.
A brand new report from Mark Gurman at Bloomberg says that Apple is engaged on a brand new Apple Watch with “a rugged casing aimed toward athletes, hikers and others who use the gadget in additional excessive environments” that might launch as early as this 12 months. Gurman says Apple is contemplating “a rubberized exterior” that may be extra immune to scratches than the present aluminum, chrome steel, and titanium choices.
The report states Apple is trying to convey “additional impact-resistance and safety” to compete with rugged watches from Casio and Luminox. Casio’s G-Shock watches are notably fashionable amongst army personnel and hard-core athletes, with as much as 200 meters of water resistance, a protruding bezel to absorbs shocks, and protecting cushioning of the crystal oscillator and different essential elements inner elements to forestall “contact failure and malfunction.”
Gurman additionally says Apple is engaged on new swim monitoring function for the subsequent iteration of the Apple Watch.
Bloomberg’s report notes that Apple beforehand thought of a rugged smartwatch after its launch in 2015 however scrapped these plans. He cautions that this mannequin might “in the end be canceled or delayed.” There are already numerous third-party cases that claim to offer rugged shock protection with tens of 1000’s of five-star critiques on Amazon.
Additionally, this week, a patent was noticed by Macrumors that reveals a “versatile show panel in each the watch face space and band could also be adjusted to evolve to the wrist measurement of the person.” A versatile wraparound show would supply much more performance and customization than presently doable on the Apple Watch however is probably going a few years away from manufacturing.
Michael Simon has been overlaying Apple because the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with expertise goes again to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He is nonetheless ready for that to return again in type tbh.