Apple is developing a more rugged and durable Apple Watch for outdoor sports enthusiasts
Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that Apple executives have discussed the possibility of launching an enhanced version of Apple Watch as early as the end of this year, or 2022, and this is not the first time the company has considered this idea. And, according to reports, as early as 2015, Apple planned to launch a special Apple Watch specifically for extreme sports athletes.
The proposed new Apple Watch should be similar in function to the existing model, but it provides stronger impact resistance, and the finished product should be similar to the Casio G-Shock series. For improving the impact resistance, one possible idea is to put a layer of rubber on the metal chassis to alleviate the impact caused by the collision.
Since its debut in 2015, Apple Watch has quietly become one of the company’s most important products. Moreover, according to the data provided by the Counterpoint website, Apple accounted for 40% of global smartwatch shipments in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year. Moreover, the smartwatch industry, including Apple, has created more than $30 billion in sales.
Generally speaking, Apple usually releases new models of the Apple Watch in September each year. This is the latest information we have heard about Apple’s new products so far.