I'm worried about the rumoured Apple Watch redesign

A fan-made render depicting a redesigned Apple Watch
A fan-made render depicting a redesigned Apple Watch (Image credit: PhoneArena)

With its design going largely unchanged since 2015, it seems fair to say that the Apple Watch is looking a little long in the tooth. Sure, last year's Apple Watch Ultra changed things up with a larger, titanium body, but the standard model still looks very familiar. So the fact that Apple is reportedly planning a major redesign next year might come as good news – but there's one detail I'm troubled by.

According to renowned Apple leaker Mark Gurman, Apple is planning to repeat what it did with the iPhone X in 2017 by releasing a significantly redesigned 'Apple Watch X' to mark the device's 10th edition next year. But apparently the new design will include a brand new way to attach straps – which could mean older bands are no longer compatible. (Don't fancy waiting to find out? Check out the best Apple Watch deals available now.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.