Apple Watch 8 price, specs leaked; Pro version may cost as much as iPhone 14

The new Apple Watch 8 is on the way! Apple Event may unveil three new Apple Watch models on September 7 along with iPhone 14. Know all details here.

| Updated on: Sep 03 2022, 21:19 IST
Apple Event 2022: iPhone 14, Watch Series 8, AirPods Pro - what to expect at Far Out
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1/5 The iPhone 14 series is just weeks away and leaks suggest that there will be four models - the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max or Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. (FrontPageTech)
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2/5 But the star of the show will be the Pro version and the specs-boosted iPhone 14 Pro Max, which are expected to carry exciting and major upgrades. The new A16 Bionic chipset, 48MP primary camera, an always-on display feature, new notch-less design, and much more. (iUpdate / YouTube)
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3/5 It is not just the iPhone 14, but the new Apple Watch series too which is expected to be unveiled with three new models: the Apple Watch Series 8; a refreshed Apple Watch SE, and a new rugged “Pro” model of the series aimed for athletes. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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4/5 Will there be a new Airpods Pro? Some leaks say so. We haven't seen an updated version since their initial launch in 2019, and this year, Apple may finally introduce a new AirPods Pro 2 with some notable upgrades in the charging case, Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC), and more. (HT Tech)
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5/5 We all have seen the preview of the latest iOS 16 in September. Now, Apple may finally announce the stable version of iOS 16 for all eligible iPhone users along with the release of iPhone 14. In addition to iOS 16, Apple could also release watchOS 9, but iPad users may have to wait a little longer for the iPadOS 16. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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Along with the iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8 too may be launched. And now, a Apple Watch 8 has suffered a big leak. (Representative Image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

Apple is sticking to its tradition of organising the Apple Fall Event in September, albeit a week earlier than usual. It has announced that it will take place in just four days on September 7. While the highlight of the event will likely be the launch of the iPhone 14 series, it is also being averred that the iPhone will be accompanied by the new Apple Watch 8 and Airpods Pro 2 too. However, as usual, Apple is silent about its rumoured smartwatch as well as iPhones. But thanks to all the leaks and rumours, we already have an idea of what the next Apple Watch series may offer. Not just that, the latest leak has revealed the expected price, preorder dates and much more. Here's everything that you need to know for the Apple Watch 8 that is being reported now.

Apple Watch 8 expected preorders date

A Tom's Guide report suggests that Apple Watch 8 preorders could start as soon as September 9.

Apple Watch Series 8 expected specs

The new lineup is expected to unveil three new smartwatch models - the Apple Watch Series 8, the affordable option Apple Watch SE, and the one which will be aimed at athletes, the Apple Watch Series 8 Pro.

The standard Apple Watch Series 8 models may get the same design as the Apple Watch Series 7, however, the rugged version is tipped to get a larger screen and a metal casing. MacRumors report suggested the Apple Watch Series 8 will feature an S8 chip that is said to have the same specs as the S7. That means, no major upgrade in terms of speed.

Apart from these, it is also rumoured to feature a dedicated body temperature sensor that can detect if the user has a fever or not.

Apple Watch 8 expected price

The current Apple Watch 7 starts at $399 for the basic model of 41mm with GPS. The leaks suggest that the new Apple Watch 8 may retain the same starting price. However, the rugged version or Apple Watch 8 Pro is tipped to get a price tag as high as $999, almost as much as an iPhone 14 Pro, which is likely anything between $1049 to $1099.

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First Published Date: 03 Sep, 21:18 IST
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