Rumor: Current Apple Watch bands incompatible with larger ‘Apple Watch Series 7’

A rumor Thursday claims Apple’s next-generation Apple Watch is incompatible with current bands, a potential problem for upgraders who invested in multiple Watch straps.

Apple Watch Series 7 BandIn August, leaker “Uncle Pan” suggested “Apple Watch Series 7” will come in 41mm and 45mm case sizes, a 1mm increase over today’s models. Subsequent reports have reiterated those claims, but questions about the wearable’s specifications remain.While a larger chassis is expected to facilitate bigger screens and, potentially, more capacious batteries, the shift could make existing band and strap accessories obsolete, at least for upgraders.

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