Apple Watch ‘Explorer Edition’ Being Considered by Apple: Report


According to Bloomberg, Apple is considering a rugged version of Apple Watch known internally as ‘Explorer Edition’.

“Apple Inc. is considering launching an Apple Watch with a rugged casing aimed at athletes, hikers and others who use the device in more extreme environments, according to people familiar with the matter,” reported Mark Gurman on Friday.

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Source says Apple may launch a rugged version of its smartwatch later in 2021 or 2022 at the earliest. Apple also considered a rugged version of Apple Watch back in 2015 when the device first launched.

A more durable Apple Watch would have more impact resistance and protection thanks to a rubberized exterior, akin to a Casio G-Shock watch.

Also coming for Apple Watch are new swim tracking features, reports Gurman.