Apple seems to have plans to release the Apple Watch Series 5 in a stunning black ceramic finish. New images shared on Twitter show the Apple Watch Series 5 in shiny black ceramic, indicating that it could be a design that Apple has tested and prototyped.
Images were shared by Mr. White on Twitter, which regularly shares images of never-before-seen Apple products, prototypes and other rare devices. The tweet simply reads “Apple Watch S5 Edition Black Ceramic” and includes a pair of images without any additional context.
The Apple Watch Series 5 ultimately only came out in a white ceramic finish. It was billed as the Apple Watch Series edition, representing the top-of-the-line model, with prices starting at $ 1,249. It could be that Apple scrapped the black ceramic Apple Watch Series 5 because it visually resembles the space black stainless steel variant.
Interestingly, Apple did away with the ceramic Apple Watch entirely with the Apple Watch Series 6 released last year. The Apple Watch Series 6 Edition is instead available in a new titanium finish that replaces the ceramic option.
Apple prototypes and tests many models and production variants that ultimately never see the light of day. For example, images revealed earlier this year show Apple prototyped the iPhone X in a jet black finish that was never released.
Apple is also said to have planned a version of the iPhone X in gold, as evidenced by the images leaked by the FCC, but it was also never released.
What do you think of the Apple Watch Series 5 in black ceramic? Would you have shelled out over $ 1,249 for it if Apple released it? Let us know in the comments!
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