Rumor reaffirms new magnetic band system for 2024 Apple Watch
There’s likely going to be no backwards compatibility with current bands.
And now, a new leak says the 2024 models will feature completely redesigned bands.
The report said the redesign will include a new redesigned magnetic band system that would free up more space inside the chassis for new components or a bigger battery.
A new leak from Kosutami on X/Twitter corroborates this previous leak, casting doubt on the backward compatibility with current bands.
Will old Apple Watch bands be no good for new models?
The leak has also asserted that the reason for this change is the same as what Mark Gurman said earlier in the year – “current connectors take a lot of space.”
We love the fact that Apple is working on new bands for the Apple Watch X besides the design overhaul. But it also opens the door to some new issues.
Since the dawn of the Apple Watch in 2014, the watch bands have come to have an ecosystem of their own. But the advent of a new band attachment system will mean they need to swap them out for good.
It means the current watch bands won’t work on the next-generation watches unless Apple provides a way to bridge the gap, which, of course, seems unlikely.
Other Apple Watch X reports have also stated the next-gen watch will be thinner, likely due to the change in the band attachment system.
But the Apple Watch X news comes on the back of another disturbing revelation for Apple.
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