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Apple Refreshes Online Store With New Apple Watch Bands and iPad Cases

Royksöpp

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Hideous colors this season. I am very disappointed. I will not be purchasing any bands this fall.
 
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Aspasia

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“ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR SOME RECYCLED YARN?

-Steve Ballmer

Or would it be “ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR AN OLD SWEATER?”

I could see those solo loops being $49 and $69, but $99 for the yarn version is crazy

Not only that, but betting it will stretch when wet. That's an issue I have with my sports loop when sea kayaking. Have to switch to the sports band.
 
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Neepman

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Jul 31, 2008
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It's frightening to think how high the margin is on the solo loop. Its gotta be over 90 percent.
 
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bookcase

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Sep 11, 2014
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I buy knockoffs on Amazon because I think $50 is too high for a watch band. But I was considering going for the braided loop until I saw the price tag: $100? You've got to be kidding me.
 
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jarman92

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Nov 13, 2014
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Those solo loops are atrocious.

Indeed. But I think they're geared towards kids lol. I have very skinny wrists and I'm a size 7 or 8 out of 9, so they definitely aren't gonna fit a lot of guys. But they obviously get pretty small.
 
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phobos512

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Indeed. But I think they're geared towards kids lol. I have very skinny wrists and I'm a size 7 or 8 out of 9, so they definitely aren't gonna fit a lot of guys. But they obviously get pretty small.

I just tried it and I came out a 12. I am definitely not a little guy though, so I think most folks will be able to find a fit. Tim did say they're really stretchy.
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Not sure I’d trust that leather link without any kind of link/loop or clasp. Begging to come undone.

I'm sure there's more than a single magnet in there. Every bump is probably a piece of steel and a matching magnet, or perhaps even opposite poled magnets for extra strength.
 
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twistedpixel8

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$49 for a strip of silicone.
I just don’t see the value in Apple’s products anymore. I used to. I used to feel like when I bought something from Apple it was this excellent, quality product. Now I just sort of feel a bit short changed.
 
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spinedoc77

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Jun 11, 2009
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Leather loops are pretty nasty, but they look better than 99.9% of the leather bands available aftermarket because they still integrate into the pieces that insert into the watch. I've always hated the cheap look of a leather band hanging onto the lugs.

What's the deal with the loop? Is it elastic? How do you get this on?

Edit: so the regular loop isn't elastic? I don't understand how you take this off if you can't reach the release tabs on the underside of the watch? It's a shame, I would have really liked an elastic model.
 
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citysnaps

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Oct 10, 2011
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Everyone whining about the price: you don't *need* an Apple Watch. You don't *need* a smartwatch. You don't *need* a watch, at all. These are luxury items. And you're on an Apple forum.

But having a good whine, as juvenile as it is, seems to help people feel better about themselves afterwards. It's about having a tiny bit of control. For a very short period of time.
 
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CarlJ

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I love how Apple is preconditioning us all. When you go to print out the band sizing tool, to make sure you have printed it at the correct size, there is a handy box where you place your credit card to make sure it is scaled right. I feel like Apple should go ahead and say, "Since you already have your credit card out..."
Who takes out a credit card for an online purchase? This isn’t the 90’s any more.
 
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jarman92

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I just tried it and I came out a 12. I am definitely not a little guy though, so I think most folks will be able to find a fit. Tim did say they're really stretchy.
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I'm sure there's more than a single magnet in there. Every bump is probably a piece of steel and a matching magnet, or perhaps even opposite poled magnets for extra strength.

Ah didn't realize that the 44 mm bands went 4-12...the 40 mm are 1-9
 
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QCassidy352

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Mar 20, 2003
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I don’t really need more bands, but if I did, the braided one looks interesting (though I’m skeptical of any single size band, as I don‘t always like to wear mine at exactly the same place). I’ve always found the sport loop very uncomfortable, so the solo loop isn’t likely to be any better.
 
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Hezzaa

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The Apple Watch Hermes still sports a Series 6 Space Black Stainless Steel case. This is the only way to buy a Space Black SS Series 6? Really sucks when you own the space black link bracelet and looking to upgrade to S6 from S3.
 
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Fadakar

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Oct 31, 2018
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Indeed. But I think they're geared towards kids lol. I have very skinny wrists and I'm a size 7 or 8 out of 9, so they definitely aren't gonna fit a lot of guys. But they obviously get pretty small.
I'm a guy and I measured at a 5. Before you say I'm little I'm 5 foot 10 inches tall. No need to make it about age or gender, humans come in all shapes and sizes.
 
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MrMacintoshIII

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Oct 11, 2019
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Decided on Blue Aluminum this year with the $100 braided Atlantic band. Had to have it. Price is no factor. Measured in around size 9. You can rest assured this material has never existed before and it will have its own beautiful quirks. I look forward to more colors of this style and suspect it will end up being my favorite. Is it swimproof/waterproof? Being it’s just yarn I want to say... yes.

The only other band I had to have was the Black Blue/Bright Mango Nike Band. Mmm that’s a nice and unique color combo. Both previously unseen colors.
 
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MrMacintoshIII

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I just don’t see the value in Apple’s products anymore. I used to. I used to feel like when I bought something from Apple it was this excellent, quality product. Now I just sort of feel a bit short changed.

it’s possible you aren’t one to notice finer details and that’s okay. But Apple bands are priced the way they are for a reason. It’s because they’re the best of the best the planet has to offer right now. I won’t even waste my precious time listing out every difference.
 
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twistedpixel8

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it’s possible you aren’t one to notice finer details and that’s okay. But Apple bands are priced the way they are for a reason. It’s because they’re the best of the best the planet has to offer right now. I won’t even waste my precious time listing out every difference.
Oh Jesus... I had to check your post history to be absolutely sure you weren’t being sarcastic. It’s possible you just lap up marketing like a thirsty dog and that’s okay.

You know, I’ve got these magic beans...
 
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