As we inch closer to the September event, new information of alleged features of upcoming products is pouring in. A new leak by Max Weinbach claims that the next-generation Apple Watch Series 7 will not be compatible with older watch bands.
This report is in line with other rumors that Apple Watch Series 7 models will come with larger screens: the 40mm model will be upgraded to 41mm and 44mm will be upgraded to 45mm displays. In addition, the new smartwatch is expected to come with a faster S7 chip, a flat edge-to-edge design like iPad Pro (2020/2021) models, and iPhone 12 series and in a new green color option. Recently, Mark Gurman said that the taking advantage of the new larger displays, Apple will also introduce new watch faces.
Ahead of Apple Watch Series 7 launch, retail stores have stopped receiving 40mm and 44mm watch bands
Weinbach‘s source from Apple’s retail store claims that they have stopped receiving 40/44mm watch bands and now it is assumed that the upcoming watch might not be compatible with smaller watch bands. This is not good news for users who have a collection of bands and looking forward to using them with the new smartwatch.
Fwiw I've heard from an Apple store employee that they're not getting anymore 40/44mm bands in and expect the new Apple watch to use different bands that won't be compatible with old watches https://t.co/BY9D8WQLFf
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) September 2, 2021
In addition, there is also a lot of speculation about the new smartwatch’s expected health sensors and its launch time. Reports have briefed and debriefed that Apple Watch Series 7 will come with a body temperature sensor and blood pressure measurement sensor. Some claim that these health sensors will come in 2022 models and others state that the new blood pressure sensor is causing production disruptions.
Most sources quoted that Apple Watch Series 7 will launch with iPhone 13, iPad models, AirPods 3, and other products at the September event. But new reports from the supply chain say that production of the new smartwatch series was pushed from mid-September to late September, giving rise to speculation that the company might not launch it with the next-generation iPhone.