Apple Watch Pro will support older bands, says Guman in contradiction with another report

A recent rumor claimed that the upcoming Apple Watch Pro will not be compatible with older Apple Watch bands due to its new device. However, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says that older watch bands will still work with the device but “they won’t fit as well or look as seamless given the size of the new watch.”

Apple Watch Pro bands

Analyst speaks on Apple Watch Pro band rumor

Apple’s special fall 2022 event “Far Out,” is slated to take place in under two weeks on September 7. The tech giant is set to announce the Apple Watch Series 8 alongside the iPhone 14 lineup.  The Apple Watch Series 8 lineup will be comprised of three models: the standard Watch, the second-generation Apple Watch SE, and a new Pro model.

A new leak on the Chinese social media site Weibo from @UnclePan stated that ” there is a watch with a screen size of 47mm/48mm this year, the strap is the same as the old one, but the new strap will be wider,” suggesting that older bands will not be compatible with the Pro model and its rumored flat display.

Apple Watch Pro

In response to the rumor, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in a tweet said that he believes “the Apple Watch Pro will support older bands — though maybe they won’t fit as well or look as seamless given the size of the new watch.” Could this mean that the external design of the Apple Watch Pro model will not be updated to a flat edge-to-edge display? We will find out in under two weeks at Apple’s special fall event.

Gurman has previously revealed quite a few details about the upcoming Apple Watch Pro. The new Apple Watch will feature a larger, more shatter-resistant display and It will also offer enhanced hiking and swim tracking along with longer battery life. The analyst has also confirmed that the Pro model will feature a titanium casing saying, “In terms of materials, the watch will have a more durable formulation of titanium to make it extra rugged.”

All models in Apple Watch Series 8 lineup will feature the S8 processor. Last year’s Apple Watch models come equipped with the S7 chip, but the processor features the same specifications as the S6 chip, making the chip two years old.

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