In 2H22, the new Apple Watch features the Apple Watch 8, the new Apple Watch SE, and the extreme sports edition. Luxshare-ICT is the Apple Watch 8 and extreme sports variants’ NPI supplier.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said last week that Apple is going to release the Apple Watch Series 8, a new Apple Watch SE model, and a “rugged” variant for sports. While Gurman has previously discussed Apple’s work on an Apple Watch “with a rugged casing” aimed at athletes, hikers, and other use cases involving extreme conditions, Kuo’s latest note is the first acknowledgement of the “rugged” Apple Watch model outside of Bloomberg, potentially lending credence to the rumour.
The next-generation Apple Watch SE is unknown, but the Apple Watch Series 8 may have additional health monitoring features, such as blood glucose monitoring. According to Kuo, all three Apple Watch models will be available in the second half of 2022.