The Apple Watch Pro would not be compatible with the old straps
As we get closer to September 7, the day Apple will hold its next keynote, we learn more about the products that will be presented during the event. While most of the spotlight is focused on the iPhone 14, another device that is generating too much conversation is the rumored Apple Watch Pro, the most powerful variant of the iPhone. wearables.
Some of the main novelties of the Apple Watch Pro, and what will differentiate it from its smaller brothers, is its larger screen and a design with flat lines —both the edges and the screen—. Yes, the one we have been waiting for so much in the rest of the range since the previous year. However, this new proposal would bring with it a drawback: the straps of the other models would not be compatible.
According to Weibo user "UnclePan" (via MacRumors), who in the past has already shared correct data about future Apple products, the design of the Apple Watch Pro would not allow to use the straps that you already have. Therefore, if you decide to get the new version of the smart watch, you would also have to open the wallet to start building another collection of straps.
Obviously that would be bad news. Especially since the Apple Watch, regardless of its generation, has distinguished itself by having support for any strap; even those that saw the light years ago. It would be the first time that a wearables of those in Cupertino "forces" us to buy new straps.
While "UnclePan's" reporting has been reliable in the past, this time his report needs to be taken with a grain of salt. In fact, Mark Gurman, one of the most reliable sources on the Apple world, believes that the Apple Watch Pro will keep support for old straps. Of course, it also mentions that, due to the size of the device, they may not look quite right:
"I think the Apple Watch Pro will be compatible with older bands, although they may not fit or look as good given the size of the new watch.
Faced with two contrasting reports, it is best to be patient and wait for Apple's keynote, which fortunately is just around the corner.
Beyond the issue of straps, previous reports anticipate that the Apple Watch Pro intends to conquer those who are passionate about extreme sports. It is for this reason that the casing would be stronger than conventional models, so I would go for a titanium body.
Regarding his screen, he would grow up to 47 millimeters. However, the size of the clock would not be too compromised, since the idea would be to reduce the panel frames to be able to make that increase. On September 7 doubts will be cleared.