Apple Watch for ‘Extreme Sports’ has bigger screen and metal case, report says

Rumor has it that Apple is working on a new version of the Apple Watch that focuses on extreme sports. The more “rugged” Apple Watch will have a larger screen, longer battery life for workouts and a protective metal case, according to a report Wednesday from Bloomberg, citing those with knowledge of the company’s plans. The new Watch will reportedly be unveiled later this year.

The larger watch screen will reportedly measure about 2 inches diagonally, be more shatter-resistant and have about 7% more screen area than current Apple Watches. This will be the third time Apple has increased the screen size of Apple Watches since they debuted in 2015. With the larger screen size, the rumored extreme sports Apple Watch would offer consumers one of the largest screens on the market.

Changing the case to a “strong metal material” instead of aluminum and including a bigger battery are the other major changes aimed at extreme sports enthusiasts. Apple will reportedly unveil two more updates in the Apple Watch Series 8, a standard Apple Watch and a cheaper Apple Watch SE, both of which keep their current screen size. The entire series of watches will run on an S8 processor, according to Bloomberg.

The new rugged Apple Watch is expected to be more expensive than the existing standard stainless steel Apple Watches, which start at $699.

Apple did not respond to a request for comment.