There have been several reports suggesting that the upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 could have a larger display than its predecessors. This is good news because a bigger display would allow more information to be shown, which can be useful. However, there may be an issue with compatibility with older Apple Watch bands.
This is according to leakster Max Weinbach, who claims the older tapes may not be compatible with the new models. The tweet quoted an Apple Store employee who told him that stores are no longer getting 40/44 mm tapes because the new models are not compatible with it.
Fwiw I heard from an Apple Store employee that they are no longer getting 40/44mm straps and expect the new Apple watch to use other straps that are not compatible with old watches https://t.co / BY9D8WQLFf
– Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) September 2, 2021
Now, if the rumors of a bigger display are true, it would mean a bigger case, which means the slot for inserting the straps would also be longer. In this case it would make sense that the older belts are no longer compatible. However, if this is the case, we can imagine that this would annoy quite a few users.
This is because we are sure that some users have spent a lot of money on straps in the past. Apple also sells the Hermes leather straps, which are insanely expensive and make them look dated a year after it launched, seems a bit unreasonable. That being said, some believe the older tapes will still be compatible, but we’ll have to wait for Apple’s announcement to confirm this.
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