A rumor Thursday claims Apple’s next-generation Apple Watch is incompatible with present bands, a possible downside for upgraders who invested in a number of Watch straps.
Whereas a bigger chassis is predicted to facilitate larger screens and, probably, extra capacious batteries, the shift might make present band and strap equipment out of date, at the very least for upgraders.
“Uncle Pan” believes “outdated” bands will match the brand new fashions, however a brand new rumor from leaker Max Weinbach refutes the declare.
“[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in and anticipate the brand new Apple watch to make use of completely different bands that will not be suitable with outdated watches,” Weinbach mentioned in a tweet.
The assertion is questionable at greatest, as Apple Retailer workers are sometimes not knowledgeable of the corporate’s future product plans.
That mentioned, 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 units is unclear.
Apple Watch presently is available in 40mm and 44mm case sizes, dimensions that had been final modified when the gadget grew from 38mm and 42mm with “Apple Watch Sequence 4” in 2018.
“Apple Watch Sequence 7” is predicted to debut alongside “iPhone 13” at a particular occasion this fall.