A rumor Thursday claims that bands for Apple’s next-generation Apple Watch will likely be incompatible with present fashions, although it is not clear if previous bands will work with the brand new watches.
Whereas a bigger chassis is predicted to facilitate larger screens and, doubtlessly, extra capacious batteries, the shift may make present band and strap equipment out of date, a minimum of for upgraders.
“Uncle Pan” believes “previous” bands will match the brand new fashions, however did not point out compatibility between “Apple Watch Collection 7” bands and former Apple wearables. Nevertheless, on Thursday, a brand new rumor from leaker Max Weinbach seems to counsel that new bands will not match previous Apple Watch fashions.
“[For what it’s worth] I’ve heard from an Apple retailer worker that they don’t seem to be getting anymore 40/44mm bands in and anticipate the brand new Apple watch to make use of completely different bands that will not be suitable with previous watches,” Weinbach stated in a tweet.
The assertion is questionable at finest, as Apple Retailer staff are usually not knowledgeable of the corporate’s future product plans. Moreover, a 1mm dimension enhance is negligible, so the incompatibility would seemingly stem from a case redesign.
That stated, a pair of leaks final week declare to indicate bands for as-yet-unannounced 41mm and 45mm Apple Watch fashions. Whether or not the supposedly unreleased bands match present gadgets is unclear.
Apple Watch at the moment is available in 40mm and 44mm case sizes, dimensions that have been final modified when the gadget grew from 38mm and 42mm with “Apple Watch Collection 4” in 2018.
“Apple Watch Collection 7” is predicted to debut alongside “iPhone 13” at a particular occasion this fall.
Replace: A earlier model of this story recommended that previous Apple Watch bands would not match the “Apple Watch Collection 7.”