Apple Watch straps could get a makeover at the iPhone 15 launch. With this new development, does it mean that leather, silicon, and stainless steel bands are on their way out? Well, we just have to keep our fingers crossed before its launch.
Apple Watch Straps Makeover
iPhone maker, Apple is expected to make sustainability a major focus of its iPhone 15 event on September 12, as well as a major part of that in question will be a huge and very important refresh of its Apple watch straps as well as iPhone cases.
We are all expecting to see an Apple Watch 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 announced at the Apple September event that is stipulated to take place tomorrow, and there are now signs that Apple is planning to gear away from its leather, silicone, and even stainless steel watch bands.
Hermès Just Removed Its Apple Watch Hermès Page Recently
The long-time Watch partner of Apple, Hermès just removed its ‘Apple Watch Hermès’ page recently and all other mentions of Apple-related accessories from its website. That either suggests a whole new range of straps is en route, or that the partnership of Apple with the brand is all but over.
We will get to find out for sure during the September 12 keynote, but however, an extra hint that Apple is planning to gear away from leather completely was the recent revelation from Mark Gurman of Bloomberg that Apple has been offering the leather accessories of Hermès to its employees with a whopping 90% discount.
What Might Take the Place of Leather Straps
What might take the place of leather straps? A separate leak from Apple collector @KosutamiSan on X (formerly known as Twitter) quite suggests that Apple is reportedly planning to introduce a new woven-style “eco-fiber” material known as FineWoven for its iPhone 15 cases. This in question will apparently also feature on new Apple Watch straps, which also will sport a magnetic buckle.
But it seemingly is not just leather this is currently on the way out for Apple accessories and Watch bands. As per MacRumors, Kosutami has claimed that Apple is planning to discontinue all of its silicone rubber as well as fluoroelastomer accessories for the iPhone smartphone and Apple Watch, and instead replace them with “more eco-friendly next-generation materials.”
Other Brands and Accessories to Be Getting Makeovers
This in question simply means that the Sport Band, Solo Loop, as well as AirTag Loop, could all be given a makeover tomorrow, alongside the arrival of a new FineWoven strap that is set to replace the present leather options.
We could even get to see a change for the lovely but very much expensive stainless steel link bracelets of Apple, as stock for those in question has run out in many regions all over the world. That simply means that it could either get an update or it will disappear from Apple’s range completely, thus leaving fans to get to choose from the many third-party imitators.
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