What you need to know
- Images of a black ceramic Apple Watch outer shell have appeared on Twitter.
- Apple only released a white ceramic Apple Watch Series 5 but this might mean a black one was considered.
Apple might have had plans to launch a black ceramic Apple Watch Series 5 to go along with the white one if new images shared to Twitter are any indication. The images show a black ceramic Apple Watch shell alongside a white one.
Shared by a prototype collector on Twitter, the images show just how stunning a black ceramic Apple Watch could have been. But given the white one cost $1,249 and up, it's unlikely a black version would have been any less costly.
It sure does look nice, though.https://twitter.com/laobaiTD/status/1405132162337107976
Apple prototypes and tests a ton of stuff that never finds its way to market and this could be another example of that. It's a shame though, because despite the high asking price few would argue against the ceramic Apple Watch being one of the better-looking ones. In fact, I'd argue it's the best Apple Watch the company has made to date.
With Apple set to announce a new Apple Watch later this year, there's always the chance we could see a return to ceramic, although it does appear unlikely. The Apple Watch Edition started at $1,249 and it's difficult to believe that Apple sold many of them. I've certainly never seen one in the wild, for example.
Would you buy a black ceramic Apple Watch Series 7 if it arrived this year? If money was no object, I know I would!