Apple to update Apple Watch in mid-March with new bands, OS + full redesign in fall

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by dmx, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
  2. ftlum macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2011
    I couldn't find who the 9 to 5's source was for this rumor, but at least he's not just quoting another website. I guarantee that there will now be tons of blogs quoting this 9 to 5 rumor as fact, despite the lack of a source or independent confirmation. The Apple rumor mill sure is annoying.
  3. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2015
    I can definitely see new bands and more watch colors (materials) and more partnerships. And I agree that there won't be a new watch (version 2) until after September. Still expecting version 2 will fully support version 1 bands.
  4. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

    MuGeN PoWeR

    Jun 29, 2011
    if they release new bands this march i think they will release the new watch next year.
  5. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    I think it's a good strategy to keep the watch interesting and fresh by updating the band offerings often. Sounds like a black milanese is on the way. I have no idea what other straps could be coming.

    Unlike many, I don't think the hardware is in desperate need of updating. They need to innovate and stay competitive of course, but current Android Wear offerings aren't appealing to me, and I am not looking to buy a cellular service plan for my watch. The tethered aspect is fine with me. The watch is useful to me as a wrist-based terminal for my phone. That's what's great about it.
  6. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    depends how you look at it.

    1. New bands = they are not changing the band interface for the new watch.

    2. a full OS redesign = thanks!

    3. new Watch later this year? = awesome, take your time and work everything out.
  7. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2010
    I'm the mystery man...

    Rumors, rumors, rumors...
  8. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    I don't get why many question this. It makes no sense to me why Apple would change the band interface this year or even over the next several years. It would be like suddenly coming out with a slightly wider Lightning plug on the next phone.
  9. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'm not sold on this rumor yet, its pure speculation with nothing to back it up. They pushed the hardware update from March to September because there's no evidence the manufacturers are actually even building the components yet for a March rollout so the author just pushed the date to the fall.

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