Apple unveils new Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop Apple Watch band
Apple has unveiled a new Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop and Apple Watch dynamic watch face
The Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop artfully weaves together the original rainbow colors with those drawn from various Pride flags to represent the LGBTQ+ diversity.
Black and brown symbolize Black and Latinx communities, Apple says, in addition to those who have passed away from or are living with HIV/AIDS, while light blue, pink, and white represent transgender and nonbinary individuals.
The band features stretchable recycled yarn interwoven with silicon threads, designed for ultracomfort without buckles or clasps.
This year’s special Pride watch face mirrors the new colors of the band. With the rotation of the Digital Crown, the threads on the watch face scroll and animate with a raise of the wrist. For the first time, Apple is also including new App Clip functionality within the band packaging to allow customers to immediately access the new matching watch face.
A new Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop is also launching with six colors of the original rainbow.
Apple’s Braided Solo Loop is priced at $99 (US) and the Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop is $49 (US). The accessories are available to order today from apple.com and the Apple Store app, and will be available at Apple Store locations beginning May 25. The Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop is also coming soon to nike.com.
The 2021 Pride watch face is coming soon as part of a watchOS software update.