Apple Watch Pro is tipped to launch with a design incompatible with existing Watch bands
Buying a series-7 Apple Watch at launch might have represented something of an expense; however, a fan of these smartwatches could save a bit of money by re-using their favorite first-party band from their existing last-gen model with the new accessory. However, according to the latest rumors, their maker has more or less thrown this backwards-compatibility out of the window with the alleged inaugural "Pro" model.
This new variant is said to deviate from the more run-of-the-mill Watch Series 8 SKUs in that it will have an enlarged 47mm case with a relatively massive 1.99-inch screen. Mark Gurman has tacitly endorsed these leaks by asserting its lack of compatibility with current Apple Watch bands - sort of.
The famous Bloomberg contributor has implied that the "Watch Pro" may be just a little too chunky (and possibly heavy) to sit properly on the wrist with a pre-existing Apple-brand strap - therefore, the wearer might have no choice but to go for one specifically made for the alleged new model.
Should that be the case, that might work out well for a hardware giant already tipped to spin money out of this putative newer, bigger and more advanced wearable.