The Apple Watch “Professional” might not be totally appropriate with current watch bands, based on latest reviews.
Apple is anticipated to announce a brand new, high-end Apple Watch “Professional” mannequin throughout its “Far out” occasion on Wednesday, September 7.
In accordance with a latest publish on Weibo from a reasonably dependable supply, the Apple Watch “Professional” won’t be appropriate with older Apple Watch bands as a result of its new design. Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman just lately mentioned that this yr’s high-end Apple Watch mannequin might be “an excellent bit larger” than the present Apple Watch fashions owing to a 5 to seven p.c bigger show, a lot in order that “it would solely enchantment to a subset of shoppers.”
The high-end Apple Watch will reportedly characteristic the primary new design for the reason that launch of the Apple Watch Sequence 4 in 2018. It would apparently not be round, and opposite to reviews of a squared-off design, “it additionally will not have these rumored flat sides.” As a substitute, Gurman described the brand new design as being “an evolution of the present rectangular form.”
Earlier this yr, the leaker often known as “ShrimpApplePro,” who appropriately mentioned that the Apple Watch Sequence 7 would characteristic a rounded design just like the Apple Watch Sequence 6, claimed that Apple was engaged on a “flat entrance glass show” for an Apple Watch Sequence 8 mannequin. It appeared believable that this info might relate to the rumored new design for the high-end mannequin, but it surely has since been confirmed by MacOtakara that the flat show belongs to the 47mm Apple Watch “Professional.”
Whereas the Apple Watch’s casings have grown in peak since its launch, Apple Watch bands have continued to be backward appropriate, permitting customers to improve their gadget and proceed utilizing the identical assortment of bands. Gurman the believes the Apple Watch “Professional” will stay appropriate with older Apple Watch bands, so it could merely be the case that older bands don’t match easily and are incongruent with the casing’s design, quite than being explicitly incompatible. Regardless, it appears doubtless that Apple will debut new bands designed specifically for the brand new Apple Watch.
The opposite Apple Watch Sequence 8 fashions, anticipated to come back in the identical 41mm and 44mm sizes because the Sequence 7, are not anticipated to characteristic a redesign after they launch later this yr, so ought to proceed to be appropriate with bands from earlier generations. Gurman just lately reported that Apple is planning to host an occasion on Wednesday, September 7 to unveil new iPhone and Apple Watch fashions, a date later confirmed by Apple for an occasion with the tagline “Far out.”
Past a redesign, the high-end Apple Watch is anticipated to characteristic the “S8” chip, a physique temperature sensor for enhanced sleep monitoring and fertility planning, a Low Energy Mode to extend battery life, and a bigger battery to allow longer exercise instances.