Leaks show alleged Apple Watch Series 7 bands, again suggesting new 41mm and 45mm sizes
Leaker UnclePan suggested earlier this week through a post on Chinese social network Weibo that Apple’s upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 may come in new 41mm & 45mm sizes, replacing the current 40mm and 44mm options.
The leaker, who previously shared reliable information, said in a short post “I vaguely feel that the two models of Apple Watch Series 7 this year are 41mm and 45mm,” adding that the new models will likely be compatible with older Apple Watch straps.
Following the post on Monday, two separate leaks have claimed to show accessories for the new wearables, with a blue Braided Solo Loop appearing on Twitter from Majin Bu, who claims Apple has now started mass production of bands for the new Apple Watch models coming in 41mm and 45mm sizes, and another from DuanRui, who reposted an image from Weibo showing what appears to be a Saddle Brown Leather Link band for the new 45mm wearable.
According to my source, Apple has started mass production of the new Apple Watch Series 7 bands. The size mentioned are 41 and 45mm which should be identical in size to the previous models #Apple #AppleInternal pic.twitter.com/cadcaCK324
— Majin Bu (@MajinBuOfficial) August 26, 2021
The Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to get a faster processor, improved wireless connectivity, and an updated screen, with Bloomberg reporting that Apple has several new health-related features in development, including a body temperature feature originally intended to launch this year.
Apple Watch Series 7
— DuanRui (@duanrui1205) August 26, 2021
Apple will likely announce the Apple Watch Series 7 alongside the iPhone 13 at a special event rumored to take place next month.
If Apple were to increase the size of the Apple Watch this year, it would mark the second time the wearable has had a bump in size, with the last time being with the launch of the Apple Watch Series 4 in 2018 that saw the sizes jump from 38mm and 42mm to 40mm and 44mm. All Apple Watch bands, including those released with the original Apple Watch, are still compatible with today’s latest models. However, it reminds to be seen if the new models will be compatible with previous bands and straps.
Image: Majin Bu