Apple Watch Series 10 design leak poses a danger to your old watch bands; Find out how

Apple Watch Series 10 might involve a major design overhaul that would render the old Apple Watch bands useless. Know about this latest development about the Apple Watch Series 10.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Dec 22 2023, 18:19 IST
6 rumoured upgrades coming to Apple iPhone 16: Bigger display, tetraprism lens, and more
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1/6 Solid-state buttons: For months, it was rumoured that the iPhone 15 series would feature haptic solid-state buttons that would replace the physical volume buttons. But, the physical volume buttons are still present on the iPhones due to “manufacturing complexity, higher associated costs, and software integration issues”, according to Mark Gurman. Rumours suggest that the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max would get this feature. (Unsplash)
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2/6 Bigger display: Apple analyst Ross Young has claimed that the tech giant will be introducing even bigger iPhones next year. Young claims that Apple could go even bigger next year with a 6.3-inch iPhone 16 Pro and 6.9-inch iPhone 16 Pro Max. Meanwhile, the standard models are expected to maintain their current sizes. (Pixabay)
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3/6 Under display Face ID: While Apple has now gotten rid of the notch across its entire iPhone lineup, the Face ID module, along with the front camera is still present at the top. However, that could soon change as Apple is looking to introduce a full-screen iPhone in 2024, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. It could feature an under-display Face ID sensor. (REUTERS)
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4/6 WiFi upgrade: Apple could also bring Wi-Fi 7 technology to the iPhone 16 Pro models which would transmit data in 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands, and at speeds of around 40 Gbps. As per the report, this upgrade would not only result in faster networking speeds but also lower the latency and improve the reliability of the connection. (Unsplash)
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5/6 Better camera - It is also reported that the iPhone 16 Pro might get the tetraprism lens too, following the inclusion of this feature in this year’s iPhone 15 Pro Max. Apple is reportedly working together with its exclusive supplier Largan to improve the yield. Apple is also looking to pioneer specially moulded lenses to compensate for the smaller size of the smartphone. This would allow Apple to fit larger lenses without compromising the small form factor of the iPhone 16 Pro.  (Unsplash)
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6/6 Other upgrades: It has been reported that Apple could even go ‘port-less' next year with the iPhone 16 Ultra ditching the USB Type-C port too. Moreover, a previous report stated that the upcoming iPhone 16 Pro Max could be dubbed the iPhone 16 Ultra and have features like a faster processor and additional camera improvements. There is talk that the Ultra will be an entirely new phone over and above the previous four. (Unsplash)
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Apple Watch Series 10 could feature new connectors, rendering old watch bands useless. (Representative Image) (Unsplash)

Time and again, Apple Watches have been credited with saving the lives of the wearer by alerting them of potential health anomalies. Consequently, it has become one of the most crucial pieces of wearable technology that you can buy in recent years. Recently, Apple has come under heavy fire for a patent dispute with Masimo. This has resulted in a ban on the sale of Apple Watches in the US. However, this hasn't stopped the Cupertino-based tech giant from innovating. A recent report has suggested that the Apple Watch Series 10 might involve a major design overhaul that would render the old Apple Watch bands useless. Know about this latest development about the Apple Watch Series 10.

Apple Watch Series 10: Design overhaul on the cards?

According to X user who goes by @KosutamiSan, the connectors of the next-generation Apple Watch, which is rumoured to be Apple Watch Series 10, are completely changed. “Literally if you have old bands now, just sell it,” the user says. This rumour corroborates a previous claim by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman that Apple is developing a new version of its smartwatch to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the device.

As per the claim, it could be the biggest overhaul to the Apple Watch yet. It is expected to feature a thinner watch case, as well as a new way of attaching bands. Currently, the Apple Watch has two slits through which users can attach and swap watch bands. However, Gurman claims that people involved in the development of the Apple Watch say that it takes up too much space, which could've been utilized to boost the functionality of the watch. Therefore, Apple is working to bring a magnetic band attachment system to the Watch X.

While this might prove to be an easier method to swap Apple Watch bands, it would render the old watch bands useless. Throughout the history of the device, Apple has not changed the connectors, meaning that the watch bands from your old smartwatch could be swapped with the newest Apple Watch you buy. But if this rumour turns out to be true, then it won't be the case anymore.

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First Published Date: 22 Dec, 18:19 IST
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