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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today quietly released new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max silicone cases, as well as Apple Watch Sport Bands, in three new colors: Hibiscus, Mellow Yellow, and Pacific Green. In addition, Apple has begun selling the new Nike Sport Loop and Sport Band options that debuted on earlier this month in Celestial Teal, Olive Flak, and Smokey Mauve.


iPhone Silicone Cases ($39):
- Hibiscus: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max
- Mellow Yellow: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max
- Pacific Green: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max


Apple Watch Sport Bands ($49):
- Hibiscus: 40mm, 44mm
- Mellow Yellow: 40mm, 44mm
- Pacific Green: 40mm, 44mm


Apple Watch Nike Sport Bands ($49):
- Celestial Teal/Black: 40mm, 44mm
- Olive Flak/Black: 40mm, 44mm
- Smokey Mauve/Particle Beige: 40mm, 44mm


Apple Watch Nike Sport Loops ($49):
- Celestial Teal: 40mm, 44mm
- Olive Flak: 40mm, 44mm
- Smokey Mauve: 40mm, 44mm

The new cases and bands are generally available for delivery as soon as next Monday, with in-store availability estimated for next Tuesday.

Despite the introduction of new case colors for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, there is still no sign of Apple-branded iPhone XR cases.

Article Link: Apple Launches New iPhone XS Case and Apple Watch Band Color Options
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Apr 23, 2009
I just dont get apple here. The XR is the higher selling model and they dont sell cases for it. Apples cases are almost entirely profit for them. They sell $5 worth of case for $50. Why on earth arent they making cases for the XR?


macrumors 68020
May 8, 2008
Those look like kids Swatch bands. Not sure what self respecting adult would wear such cheap childish looking bands.
You may be right. There are a lot of young people wearing Apple Watches ⌚️so it makes sense to finally cater to them too.


macrumors 6502
Jun 5, 2011
The colors on the Sports bands remind me the 3 stages of drunkenness: Left to right (as pictured above); "Hey, this is a great buzz!" .... "Uh-oh, I think I'm about to puke." .... Lastly, The Morning After: Remorse. "Oh, my God, what did I do?"


macrumors 68020
Aug 25, 2016
Stylish with the right choices in clothes and color. Would complement each other very much.
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macrumors 68020
Apr 20, 2016
La Jolla, CA
AAPL never did offer a Silicone case for the XR, so I ended-up going with the Caudabe "The Sheath" in classic black, & consider it to be a real winner ! ... I highly recommend it.

BTW, I do believe AAPL had manufactured Silicone cases for the XR, but decided NOT to go to market with them at the last minute, simply because if the third-party case manufacturers didn't see any volume, that would have been a major tip off that the XR did NOT get off the ground, as many of us believe, me included.

NON of the so-called Pro Stock Analysts picked up on this.

Anybody with basic math skills can verify the XR success OR lack there of by comparing the # of Ratings of any of the major case manufacturers ... simply compare the XR to the cases for the other iPhones.

NOT Rocket Science !

You heard it here first !
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