There's a 'Pro' version of every major Apple gadget except for the Apple Watch. It's time for that to change.

There's a 'Pro' version of every major Apple gadget except for the Apple Watch. It's time for that to change.
Apple Watch

Hollis Johnson

  • Apple has used the "Pro" name for its Mac products, iPads, and more recently the iPhone and iPad. Now, it may be time for it to make an Apple Watch Pro as well.
  • Some of the newer features to have debuted on the Apple Watch in recent years, while innovative, target specific use cases and may not be worth the premium price for shoppers that just want to see notifications on their wrist or measure activity.
  • With this in mind, it may make sense for Apple to launch a "Pro" version of the Apple Watch, much like it's done for the iPhone, AirPods, and its other popular products.
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It's no secret that Apple's product lineup has grown larger, more diverse, and increasingly complex in recent years. It now sells four different types of iPhones and iPads, offers three different buying options for AirPods, and sells the Apple Watch in five different flavors.

Apple distinguishes many of its products from one another by branding certain versions as "Pro" models, which are typically more expensive and come with a few extra features that are missing from the regular version. For the iPhone, it's an extra telephoto camera and more contrast-friendly OLED screen that separates the iPhone 11 Pro from the iPhone 11, for instance. For AirPods, it's active noise cancellation and multiple ear tips.

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Apple has used the "Pro" name for its MacBook, Mac, and iPad gadgets for years, but only brought this branding to the iPhone and AirPods in 2019. That makes the Apple Watch one of the few Apple products without a "Pro" option.

And perhaps it's time for that to change. Here's why:


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