With the upcoming arrival of the fitness focused Apple Watch "Pro" model, Apple is set to offer customers a wide range of new bands for the larger device that will play into the extreme sports theme.
Accurate renders of the Apple watch pro.
This isn't the first time that Apple has offered bands for a specific Apple Watch model, the company already sells a variety of special bands for its watches. The Nike edition models of the Apple watch are compatible with other Apple watch models as well.
It's not clear what form the bands will take, as customers plump for the Apple Watch Pro. Gurman has said that the new bands for Apple Watches will have an updated connection style.
The leaked design details of the Apple Watch Pro have led to the emergence of a number of third-party components. Whether this all-in-one style will be something that Apple itself offers is unknown but it could play into the ruggedized look favored by some trail runners and hikers.
A case and band combo for the Apple Watch Pro.
The larger 49mm Pro models will allow athletes to view a wider range of fitness and health metrics than other Apple Watch models allow, according to Gurman.
Along with a larger flat screen, the Apple Watch Pro will have an additional button of unknown function on the left side of the display, while the Digital Crown and Side button on the right side will be more prominent. It is not known if this is to make the controls more accessible or if it is to make way for a bigger internal battery.
Like the other Series 8 models, the Pro device is expected to feature faster performance and a new body temperature sensor, but it is likely to be more expensive than the other models. The new devices are expected to be announced at Apple's media event on Wednesday.