According to a source, 9To5Mac is reporting that Apple Watch straps will be available for purchase separately at launch. Despite the launch of the Apple Watch coming in April, we are still lacking lots of information about the watch. It is a good sign that Apple plans to sell the watch bands as accessories, as it will allow owners to possibly swap out the bands to customize the watch to their liking. Some additional information can be had below:
What we know about the Apple Watch lineup so far from Apple is that it will come in three models— Apple Watch, Sport, and Edition— with each of those models offering a selection of the total 6 straps Apple has shown so far on the 38mm size, 42mm size, or both. Some of the straps Apple shows on its website, such as the Modern Buckle and Leather Loop— will be limited to either the 38mm or 42mm models in select colors for the Apple Watch and gold Apple Watch Edition. It’s unclear Apple’s exact motivation in limiting certain watch straps to either the 38mm and 42mm options in the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition lineups. The Apple Watch Sport line offers all strap options and colors for both sizes, according to Apple’s site. However, it’s possible that some of the straps Apple shows as limited to either the 38mm or 42mm sizes will become available to purchase for the other size separately.
So I guess we’ll have to see what Apple has up their sleeves, but from what we can see, the Apple watch will be advertised as a customizable fashion device, trying to take the “geek” stereotype out of the smart watch. I guess we’ll find out in April for sure!