Apple recently launched the Apple Watch Series in September and this time Apple Watch models come with many new features and a fresh design. Today rumors on the internet suggest that FCC Filing images show a titanium body apple watch with a glass covering the display and we also recognize reinforced buttons and the most important is that there is a gray ceramic back to match the titanium finish. These New images Have surfaced in the FCC filing, revealing that Apple is working on a black edition of the Apple Watch Ultra.
For those who might not know major tech companies must share details with the FCC when they are about to release a new device, just as Apple did for the Apple Watch Ultra before its September 2022 release. similarly, the prototype was sent to the FCC before the launch of this Apple Watch model with the black ceramic.
As pointed out by user @ParrotSWD on X (formerly known as Twitter), Apple’s filings for the Apple Watch Ultra with the FCC show images of a product that looks a bit different from the final version introduced in September 2022.
In the documentation we can see that Apple utilized an Apple Watch Ultra prototype featuring a darker edition almost black ceramic rear case, reminiscent of the Apple Watch Series models. it showcased a plastic-looking Action button without an indent. These design attributes did not make it to the final release. Pinpointing how early this Apple Watch Ultra prototype is in comparison to the ultimate product is challenging.
It’s essential to consider that it’s not uncommon for Apple to dispatch prototypes to the FCC. The company seeks approval from the regulator months before launching products. In filings of this nature, external photos and other confidential details often fall under a confidentiality clause with an expiry date. It is likely that the clause in this particular case recently expired, revealing why the images have only just surfaced.
Currently Apple presents the Apple Watch Ultra 2, unveiled in September 2023, in the same natural titanium color as the first-generation model. Before the launch, there were speculations that Apple might introduce a new, darker color option. This option was initially tested for the previous model but was eventually abandoned. Contrary to the rumors, it did not materialize. Similarly, just as there has never been a gold iPhone X, Apple reserved this color for the iPhone XS, launched a year later.