Apple has plans to offer a new watch band for its upcoming Apple Watch Series 9 later this year, says Apple device collector known as “Kosutami.”
Kosutami says the new Apple Watch band will be made from woven fabric material and boast a magnetic buckle, similar to the existing Modern Buckle band. He says the new band will debut alongside Apple’s new Apple Watch models later this year.
#Apple will release a new Watch band with weaved fabric materials and magnetic buckle (might like Modern Buckle Leather Band one) this year later with new watch.
(Photo only for concept looks)#appleinternal @markgurman @URedditor @ProfessorTox pic.twitter.com/9wD75v6go5
— Kosutami (@KosutamiSan) August 9, 2023
Kosutami told MacRumors that the band is likely intended for use with the Apple Watch Series 9, not the second-generation Apple Watch Ultra. The magnetic band will retail for $99.
Apple’s Modern Buckle leather band debuted alongside the original Apple Watch back in 2014. The band is only available for the smaller Apple Watch and retails for $149.
The Apple Watch Series 9 and second-generation Apple Watch Ultra are expected to offer only minor updates when compared to the current models, including an S9 chip for improved performance and possible new color options including pink aluminum and black titanium finishes. The refreshed devices are expected to be unveiled alongside the iPhone 15 lineup in September.