It might sound loopy what I’m about to say, however Apple certainly examined a black Apple Watch Extremely earlier than introducing the unique mannequin a 12 months in the past. In accordance with FCC pictures discovered by consumer @ParrotSWD on X (through 9to5Mac), Cupertino despatched the Federal Communications Fee a prototype of an Apple Watch Extremely with a black ceramic again.
What’s fascinating about these pictures, regardless of the black end, is the plastic Motion Button, which then acquired redesigned and acquired a steel end as an alternative. Though it’s unclear how a lot of a prototype this machine was, Apple normally doesn’t ship – or at the least we don’t discover – unfinished variations of its merchandise.
The final time one thing like this occurred was with a gold model of the iPhone X six years in the past. Later, Apple launched this shade with the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Sadly, since this black Apple Watch Extremely was an early prototype of the unique mannequin, and a second model has simply been launched, it leads me to consider that Apple won’t ever launch this end for the Extremely model.
Curiously, Cupertino was rumored to introduce a variant of the titanium Apple Watch Extremely in black for the 2023 launch. It was rumored by an X consumer, and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman even hinted at that chance, saying Apple had thought of unveiling a darker model and in the end scrapped it.
However after seeing the pictures of a black Apple Watch Extremely, I can’t consider Apple determined to not transfer ahead. Most definitely, the rationale behind that is that individuals are extra more likely to scratch this Apple Watch – and the colorless components in a black mannequin could be extra noticeable. With a pure titanium end, even when you scratch the perimeters of the Watch, it isn’t that noticeable.
That mentioned, I actually hope Apple releases a darker Apple Watch Extremely in a future iteration of this product.