Apple Watch may get ‘Explorer Edition,’ a rugged, extreme-sports version, report says


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Apple could also be engaged on an all-new variation of its industry-leading Apple Watch, which may embody a extra rugged casing that is designed particularly for individuals who bask in excessive sports activities reminiscent of mountain climbing. That is in accordance with a Saturday report from Bloomberg, which cited individuals accustomed to the matter.

The brand new Apple Watch variant is usually known as the Explorer Version on the firm, the report says, and it may function a rubberized shell and supply higher impression resistance than the present fashions, which embody the flagship Apple Watch, the lower-cost Apple Watch SE in addition to branded editions from Hermes and Nike.

Bloomberg’s sources stated Apple has talked about introducing the Explorer Version later in 2021 or in 2022, on the earliest. The sources additionally stress that, like several product nonetheless underneath improvement, this gadget may finally be canceled or delayed. Apple did not instantly reply to a request for remark.

The Apple Watch dominates the sensible watch class with a 40% market share, Bloomberg notes.