Apple Celebrates Pride Festival With Rainbow Apple Watch Bands for Staff

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    Apple helped celebrate equality at the LGBT Pride festival in San Francisco yesterday and thanked employees who registered to take part in the event by gifting them a limited edition rainbow Apple Watch band.

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    Participating staff received the bands with a card from the company explaining the idea behind the Apple Watch accessory. Reddit user 'Sakusuhon' shared the above image of the band and card, which reads:
    Apple staff including CEO Tim Cook joined the annual parade on Sunday as a mark of the company's continuing support for equality and diversity, with many employees taking to social media to show off the colorful bands.

    Proud to be representing #applepride #sfpride #applewatch #nylonband A photo posted by @rikiri on Jun 26, 2016 at 1:27pm PDT

    Sadly, there's no indication that Apple plans to include the nylon rainbow bands in its official Watch accessory range.

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    Very cool, Apple! I want one (and I don't even have an Apple Watch).

    On another note...I can't wait for the day a simple, harmless (and beautifully positive) news item like this doesn't need to be regulated to the Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. Now THAT will be progress in the world...
     
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    Must... Resist... Watch Bands joke... For... The good... Cause...
     
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    Honestly I'm more interested in the strap just because it's reminiscent of the classic Apple logo.
     
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    What about having some pride in your Mac lineup..?
     
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    I, too, would like a world without sin.

    We are all sinners; it is not a thing to be celebrated. We should condemn all sin, whether it is murder, theft, greed or sexual abuse.

    I wish Apple would concentrate more on innovation and less on watch bands and politics that has nothing to do with Apple's products but only serves to divide and alienate its customers and employees.
     
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    Hey TC , how about some new MacBooks pros to celebrate LGBT!!!
     
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    That day will come when people are free to associate with who they wish, instead of having their lives and livelihoods destroyed by really evil people fishing for a lawsuit for not baking them a cake.
     
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    Can this company get any more desperate in their attempts to deflect the public gaze from their product lethargy?
    The new Apple adage: If in doubt. Watch bands.

    You will be smiling at the customers.
    You will be wearing of the new bands
    You will not be talking about the iPhone
    Now get out there and perform!
     
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    Nicely done, posts 5, 6, 7, and especially 9. Perhaps a new record for hijacking a nice topic and pivoting to negative snarkiness.
     
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    Yeah, it's getting a little OTT. It seems my ignore list exponentially grows whenever there's a PRSI thread, regardless of how inoffensive the subject matter is.
     
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    Whoa. That's a good watch band.
    But I need an Apple Watch 2 first.
     
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    Hell, how the **** does this equate to celebrating sexual abuse or "sin", whatever that means in the middle ages you're posting from?
    How the actual **** can something like this "alienate" customers and employees?
    How does this even qualify as "politics"?
    It's cheesy, I give you that, but how can this possibly be controversial?

    Just... how.

    The only way I can imagine somebody being offended over this is if they find the very fact that gay people exist offensive.

    In which case, quite frankly, you have a big problem and it goes way beyond Apple or watch bands.
     
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    Which is the reason why this has been posted under the Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. It was a forthright and correct decision in hindsight. ;)

    Regarding the watch strap ... Godawful ugly to me. What an eyesore. A custom watch face would have been better, IMO, but it would probably require watchOS 3.
     
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    In this time right after the horrible Florida event the need to show the world that we're all equal is higher than ever.
    However there is a thin line between honest compassion and daft marketing piggy back riding.
    I truly hope Apple stays on the right side.
     
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    I'm pleased you support gay rights.
     
  18. Romy90210 macrumors 6502

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    too gay for my likings... How about some breathtaking products and less watch bands....
     
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    If an Apple employee believes the LGBTQ lifestyle is incorrect, are they allowed to have that opinion? Doubtful.

    PC "tolerance" thinks differing viewpoints are "hateful." Baloney.

    Love and disagreement are not mutually exclusive, IMHO.
     
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    That's not an "opinion". The notion that somebody else's lifestyle is "incorrect" does not even make sense.
     
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    Agreed!
    Replace LGBTO with BLACK and I hope you understand why many people don't agree with what you said there.
     
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    Nothing like a front page PRSI thread to bring out the bigots.
     
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    I don't know if "hateful rhetoric" is the correct word.

    As much as I am making an effort to think of another explanation I think OP simply lives in some fold of the space-time continuum where they don't have electricity and burn the occasional witch.

    It does not make sense otherwise, that post was completely at odds with reality.


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