Apple announces Made for Apple Watch program for 3rd party bands

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Rogifan, May 4, 2015.

  1. macAllen macrumors 6502

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    Another industry that will have a great boom because of Apple!

    Can't wait for a Ted Baker Watch Band!
     
  2. Smartdrive macrumors regular

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  3. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    Such unnecessary complexity! Apple lugs solve a problem that never existed. They could have just used standard 22mm pins and build a button in the case that compresses the pin allowing band release.
     
  4. Mvatlarge macrumors member

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    No, pins are fragile and require jeweler tools. The button would have to be on the side and ruin the case's looks. The Watch bands are awesome, easy to remove and add, way nicer than standard watches.
     
  5. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    I can't count the number of times I've shot that stupid pin across the room and had to go hunting on the floor for it. I've even accidentally bent one. And that's only fussing with the band when I absolutely needed to replace it.

    This system is the first I've seen that's simple enough for me to consider changing bands to fit a particular look.
     
  6. BiggiePhat macrumors regular

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    PDF only shows schematics for Apple Watch. Will they not be making these for the Sport?
     
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    Cool!

    Are these bands compatible with the Sport Version or only SS?
     
  9. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    Are they different beyond their material composition?
     
  10. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    They are exactly the same other then materials used.
     
  11. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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  12. Personal Jesus macrumors newbie

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    This thread deserves more recognition. That's HUGE news imo.
     
  13. Mac 128 macrumors 601

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    It was a featured story ... these discussions should be happening there:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1878429

    But this is one of my biggest complaints about MacRumors forums, the news articles should appear in the product category as well as the news category. That would help reduce these redundant threads.
     

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