Apple Watch Pro may feature a massive 47mm iPhone 13 Pro-like flat display

    The upcoming Apple Watch 8 could feature a massive 47mm flat display, matching the design of the iPhone 13 Pro. Here's what you need to know.

    By: SHAURYA TOMER
    | Updated on: Aug 30 2022, 11:56 IST
    ALERT! Upcoming Apple Watch feature could be a lifesaver!
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    1/5 Disappointingly, although this technology was expected to hit the Apple watches by 2023, the company has apparently hit a snag and it has been delayed at least until 2024, reports Bloomberg (Apple)
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    2/5 Apple has various departments working on the technology for an updated sensor and software which could detect the rise or fall in a person’s blood pressure. Although the blood pressure monitoring system is present in smartwatches from rival tech giants such as Samsung, it is still in the initial phase and requires monthly calibration with a blood pressure machine. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    Apple has begun trials of this system on its employees. It is also working on a really great innovation- non-invasive sugar monitoring system. This could be a boon for people suffering from diabetes and save them from daily needle-pricks.
    3/5 Apple has begun trials of this system on its employees. It is also working on a really great innovation- non-invasive sugar monitoring system. This could be a boon for people suffering from diabetes and save them from daily needle-pricks. (Reuters)
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    4/5 Although these Apple Watch features are still a bit far away, new features such as women’s health, sleep, fitness and medication management features, as well as a body temperature sensor are expected sooner. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    5/5 Along with these features, the Health app is also supposed to receive major updates and Apple could include a trial fibrillation detection feature in its Watch OS9 which is supposed to launch this June. (Apple)
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    Apple Watch Pro might get a large 47mm display whereas the standard Apple Watch is 45mm. (REUTERS)

    Apple is all set to unveil its newest iteration of the iPhone, the iPhone 14, at its “Far Out” event scheduled for September 7, just a week from now. The Cupertino-based tech giant is also expected to launch the new Apple Watch 8. Although much has been made of the new pill-shaped and punch hole notch design of the iPhone 14 Pro variants, the upcoming Apple Watch Pro is expected to feature a massive 47mm flat display, matching the design ideology of the iPhone 13 Pro.

    According to rumours, Apple is expected to launch 3 variants of the Apple Watch this year – Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch 8 and the new Apple Watch Pro (Rugged). While the Apple Watch SE is expected to be an affordable and toned-down version of the Apple Watch 8, the new Apple Watch Pro or Apple Watch Rugged is a whole new watch, housing even better features and specs than the already impressive Apple Watch 8.

    Apple Watch rumoured features and specifications

    According to the Japanese website Mac Otakara, the rugged Apple Watch Pro will feature a large 47mm case and a flat display, much like the design of the iPhone 13 Pro. This would make the Apple Watch Pro 7 percent larger than the largest standard Apple Watch model. Earlier, Apple analyst Ross Young revealed that 45mm won't be the largest variant of the Apple Watch 8 as the company is expected to launch a new 50mm variant this year.

    Earlier, Analyst Mark Gurman tipped that it may feature a dedicated body temperature sensor. The Pro model is tipped to get a price tag of around $900, nearly the same price as the iPhone 13 Pro.

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    First Published Date: 30 Aug, 11:30 IST
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