Apple filed a patent for smart bands for the Apple Watch
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Apple has been working on modular smart bands for the Apple Watch, according to patent applications surfaced by Apple Insider. The Apple Watch features what has been referred to as a diagnostic port on the underside of its casing, which can power any potential smart band that Apple eventually releases.
The “modular functional band links for wearable devices” patent application hints that Apple could offer a number of different smart bands for the Apple Watch, with everything from extra battery life to blood pressure sensors and even processors. Theoretically this could allow Apple to continuously improve features on older editions of the Apple Watch as it releases new versions of the device in…