You Old Apple Watch Bands Might Not Fit The Apple Watch X

There have already been rumors that the 2024 Apple Watch will be the biggest update to the Apple Watch in years to celebrate the wearable’s 10th birthday. That’s led some people to call it the Apple Watch X, mimicking the iPhone X that served a similar celebratory role in 2017.

Now, a new report suggests that buyers of that Apple Watch X should expect some bad news when they try to use their old Apple Watch bands.

According to a report by Apple leaker and collector of Apple prototypes Kosutami on X, the “connectors of next generation Apple Watch has completely redesigned,” adding that “if you have old bands now, just sell it.” The leaker then added that the news was “100% accurate,” too.

This change would be a big one with Apple Watch bands having remained compatible across all generations since the very first model arrived in 2014.

However, this isn’t the first time that we’ve heard suggestions of a change in band design — Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported something similar previously, saying that the current design takes up space that could be better used elsewhere.

As for the Apple Watch X, it seems that a bigger design change is afoot. That could mean that a larger display will be offered via a thinner bezel and smaller casing, although we’ll need to wait and see as we get closer to the expected September 2024 unveiling before we can be sure.

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