Introducing the premium offering from Apple’s smartwatch lineup: the Apple Watch Ultra, which made its debut last year, boasts a luxurious titanium casing that sets it apart from the regular models. While the first edition of this timepiece was available only in the elegant titanium hue, exciting news suggests that Apple might be spicing things up with the next generation.
The rumor mill is buzzing with the possibility of a new dark titanium color option for the upcoming Apple Watch Ultra 2. This intriguing development was hinted at by tech guru Mark Gurman in his latest Power On newsletter. Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time Apple has toyed with the idea of a dark titanium hue.
Before the initial release of last year’s Ultra model, Apple’s designers had actually explored the concept of a dark titanium variant.
However, after careful consideration and testing, they decided against it, opting for the single titanium color option we have today. Gurman revealed, “Apple did consider and test a dark titanium color for the best Apple Watch, but ultimately decided to not release it.” Nonetheless, there remains a glimmer of hope that the darker shade may still make its appearance in 2023.
Though nothing is set in stone, it would make sense for Apple to expand its color palette for the new generation of the Apple Watch Ultra.
The demand for dark colorways has proven to be strong, making it a potentially attractive addition to the lineup. However, if the design team isn’t fully satisfied with the aesthetics, they might give it another round of thoughtful consideration.
In addition to the color possibilities, there have been whispers that the Apple Watch Ultra 2 could feature some 3D-printed components, likely pertaining to the internal mechanical parts. As a result, any cosmetic differences may be minimal.
Nevertheless, consumers can look forward to a plethora of strap options, catering to various styles, as well as enhanced features tailored for outdoor enthusiasts, in line with the watch’s design focus.
As anticipation builds, enthusiasts can rest assured that the Apple Watch Ultra 2 is slated to hit the shelves before the year’s end, coinciding with the potential launch of the iPhone 15, possibly in September. With the promise of exciting updates, tech aficionados eagerly await the arrival of this new gem in the realm of smartwatches.