Apple launching limited-edition “Black Unity” Apple Watch Series 6
Apple has shared how it is celebrating Black History Month, launching editorial collections, Apple Maps Guides, Today at Apple sessions, and more alongside a new limited-edition “Black Unity” Apple Watch Series 6, accessories, and “Unity” watch face.
Available starting February 1, Apple will release a new Apple Watch Series 6 inscribed with “Black Unity” with a special “Black Unity” Sport Band. Like the special-edition AirPods Pro released for Chinese New Year, the new model will have all the same features as the current Apple Watch Series 6, though it will only be available for the month of February.
The Black Unity Sport Band uses colors inspired by the Pan-African flag with the words “Truth. Power. Solidarity.” laser-engraved onto the closure. The band will be available throughout 2021, priced at $49 in the US.
Apple Watch Series 6 Black Unity (GPS) starts at $399 (US) and Apple Watch Series 6 Black Unity (GPS + Cellular) starts at $499 (US).
Throughout February, the App Store will feature a Black History Month Hub, which will spotlight Black-owned businesses, developers, entertainment and gaming apps, and social justice apps. Apple Music will launch a month-long experience across Apple Music, Apple Music radio, and Apple Music TV that highlights musicians across all genres.
Apple Maps, Apple TV+, and Apple News will also share curated content for Black History Month, as well as Today at Apple gaining a new program of hands-on virtual sessions and step-by-step tutorials “focused on exploring the power of creativity to bring about change,” in partnership with design group It’s Nice That.