Apple has announced a couple of new braided Watch Pride Edition bands, along with a colorful, dynamic watch-face.
The Cupertino-based outfit has been actively supporting the LGBTQ community and advocacy organizations for a number of years now. Both financially and in other ways.
The first Apple Watch Pride Edition band was released in 2016 and there have been others since then. The 2021 bands are being released today, to coincide with International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT). Apple says this year’s offering honnors the history of the community and the work that remains to be done.
Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop & Nike Sport Loop
The Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop weaves a broader range of colors than the previous iterations. Apple says this has been inspired by the diverseness of the LGBTQ community and the multiple Pride flags out there. The strap is made of stretcheable recycled yarn interwoven with silicon threads. This ensures both comfort and durability.
As shown in the picture above, there are no watch buckles or claps to fiddle around with. Simply slip the band through your hand. To ensure a good fit, Apple is releasing 12 different lengths of the Braided Solo Loop. So make sure you choose the right one for you.
The Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop features the six original colors. It comes with reflective yard which might come in handy for those late evening outdoor workouts.
Apple is also releasing a new Pride Watch face. This is making its rounds currently via a software update. Install it on your device as you would any other watch-face.
How much? Where to purchase?
The $99 Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop plays nice with Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 4 and above. The same is the case for $49 Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop, but that one is also compatible with Apple Watch Series 3.
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Both can be ordered from apple.com and the Apple Store app. Availability in Apple Watch store locations starts on May 25th.
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