Rugged Apple Watch Pro will be largest model ever, according to a report

Apple Watch series 7
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With Apple's big Far Out event just over a week away, the rumors are starting to heat up.

We've heard a ton about an Apple Watch Pro model being introduced this year alongside the Apple Watch Series 8, most notably that it will be a more rugged and fitness-focused smartwatch. There's been much talk about how it may receive a design change and be bigger than previous Apple Watch models, and now Macotakarahas a prediction for the exact size.

The report is mostly a recap of other leaks and rumors we've heard over the past year or so, but at the end of the translated report, it states, "The all-new Apple Watch design will have a flat display in a metal casing like the iPhone 13 Pro and will likely only be available in the 47mm size, sources said."

This seems to indicate that the Apple Watch Pro will have a 47mm case size, two millimeters bigger than the biggest size currently available for the Apple Watch Series 7.

Macotakara sources are typically within the supply chain end of the Apple pipeline. Although its record on rumors has been somewhat mixed, they have correctly predicted many things in recent years.

The most compelling evidence this rumor could be correct is when you step back and look at all the other rumors leading up to this. 

Where there's smoke, there's fire?

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman earlier this year stated that the Apple Watch Pro would have a larger display by about 7%, and Ross Young even said it would be 1.99 inches.

Add that to the rumors that the Apple Watch Pro will feature a titanium finish and the rumors of a redesign that stem back all the way before the Apple Watch Series 7 launch, and Macotakara's claims seem to fit right in line with what we've been hearing.

Of course, we won't know what's in store for the new best Apple Watch until it launches, which we expect will be in just over a week. 

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 

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