FCC Renders Show Apple Watch Ultra Prototype

Apple Watch Ultra

New FCC renders have emerged, indicating the possibility of a new Apple Watch Ultra variant in development with a fresh design. The original Apple Watch Ultra launched in September 2022 and was followed by the Ultra 2 this year. Apple seems to be working on a new model and it already visited the FCC. Usually, the Ultra series focuses on the premium segment. It is meant for extreme outdoor usage and has premium materials. Ā (Source).

New Watch Ultra Model Spotted at the FCC

While the Watch Ultra is designed for extreme usage, some users choose it for its excellent battery life and rugged build. Therefore, the smartwatch is the dream of many Apple Watch enthusiasts who want to combine endurance with long battery life.

Image Credit: FCC – Source: @ParrotSWD

The prototype for an Apple Watch Ultra model emerged in renders from the FCC. The images were shared by the X user @ParrotSWD. The device has the same rugged exterior which is the signature design of the Apple Watch 2. It also has the same placement for the digital crown, Action button, speaker grilles, mics, etc. However, there are some differences in this particular model.

The prototype for a new Apple Watch Ultra model

Both the Apple Watch Ultra and Ultra 2 feature tough aerospace-grade Titanium cases with a metal Action Button. They also have color-matched ceramic and sapphire crystal back panels. The new renders show this Ultra with a black ceramic back panel similar to the Watch Series 9. In addition, the Action button seems to be redesigned.

Apple Watch Ultra

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Apple is required to send various prototypes to the FCC ahead of the official launch. With the recent release of the Watch Ultra 2, the release of another model could be far away. This could be an early prototype for the future Apple Watch Ultra model that Apple has sent to the FCC. For now, it’s important to digest the images with a pinch of salt. After all, the final product could be different from this early prototype.

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Ming Chi-Kuo States that the Apple Watch 3 Could Arrive Only in 2024

Also, according to Apple’s renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Apple Watch 3 could not be launched in 2024. According to him, if Apple does not begin the development of the Apple Watch Ultra 3 until December, the company is likely to not launch a new edition in the next year. One possible reason for this “delay”, according to the expert, would be the time Apple needs to develop innovative health features and ensure the manufacturing of the watch. The company would also need to deal with some issues involving the micro-LED tech. According to him, this display tech will be ready for smartwatches only in 2025.

Apple Watch Ultra 2 – The Latest Innovation in this Lineup

While Apple moves in the background to upgrade its smartwatch series, the spotlight is set to the Apple Watch Ultra 2. The premium smartwatch was introduced in September and brings a series of upgrades when compared to the first generation. The main selling points are the IP6X certification, 100m water resistance, and 40mm swim-proof/diving resistance. The wearable is MIL-STD 810H certification and ECG certified. It boasts a Retina LTPO OLED with 1.92 inches and 502 x 410 pixels of resolution.

The panel is covered with Sapphire Crystal Glass For extra protection. It runs watchOS 10 and boasts the Apple S9 processor. The device has 64 GB of Storage, Dual Speakers, and a large 564 mAh battery which is a great capacity for the standards in the smartwatch market. Apple will need to surpass these specifications in a future Apple Watch Ultra 3. We expect more details to surface and, perhaps, new prototypes to get FCC certification in the coming months.


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