- Sep 21, 2010
$49 for a strip of silicone.
This price used to be excused in the Sport Loop because Apple used fluoroelastomer instead of cheap silicone. It seemed justifiable in real life, because users comparing the two said fluoroelastomer didn't stain or attract lint and grime like silicone did. Many said it simply felt better as well. So the Apple band might have been overpriced, but it was also clearly superior.
Well the new band is silicone, not fluoroelastomer, and it's still $50. So here we are. What's the justification now?