Next week’s Far Out event will introduce the Apple Watch Pro. There’s a report the Apple Watch Pro won’t work with existing bands.
Uncle Pan posted on Weibo (via MacRumors) that the Apple Watch Pro will have a 47mm/48mm, squared-off screen. The strap will be wider than the 41mm/45mm bands on the Apple Watch Series 7. This change may require Apple Watch customers to spend more for new bands, despite the same design.
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Depending on style and material, Apple Watch bands cost $50 to $850. Silicone bands are cheap, but braided straps cost $100. Apple Watch Hermès – 41mm Fauve Barénia Gourmette Double Tour has the most costly strap.
The Apple Watch Pro may cost $1,000 when it launches with WatchOS 9 and Series 8. Higher pricing likely due to larger screen, longer battery life, and better durability. Even with these improvements, people won’t be enthusiastic about buying new bands, especially if they have a huge collection.
There’s hope for you and your money in every rumor. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said current bands will work with the Apple Watch Proo. Given the watch’s size and design, he’s worried they won’t fit or look as good. It’s hard to determine which rumour is accurate, but it’s something to look for when the Apple Watch Prro is announced next Wednesday.