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Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Sep 2, 2015.
Ebay. You can get mostly any color already.
I love my link band TBQH. It looks amazing!
This made me laugh a little more than it should have. Fyi, there is a valid reason for the $49 charge for the bands. Colored rubber is usually worth no more than $20, but if you call it flouroelastomer, that increases the value by 250%.
You know you're going to be up at midnight waiting to pre-order the new watchstrap! Oh my God!
You've never owned an automatic watch, eh?
Milanese and black sport for me then see what else they bring out
It's possible a lower price point would net Apple more revenue provided the price elasticity is there, but you also have to look at how it might impact the brand.
Keep in mind, the sport band was a $350, uniquely designed watch band for expensive Ikepods. Apple just hired that designer and made it available for 1/7th the price.
I think longer term, Apple would do well to maintain the $49 price point, especially since we're talking about fashion. It's relatively affordable but still maintains their status as an affordable luxury brand.
Here comes the uneducated opinion guy spilling the hate.
The Apple Watch is smaller in every way, and thinner than a typical mechanical swiss watch.
The current coral is hardly "bright pink."
I'm waiting for red, myself.
My girlfriend went to Mizzou, she would be rocking the black and gold... "MIZ-ZOU-RAH! Go Tigers!"
You know what would be nice, metal bands that are Space Gray. I'm tired of all the bands with metal clasps (i.e. classic buckle, Milanese loop, metal link) all supporting the polished steel watch. We all know the most popular selling model was the Space Gray sport, so how about supporting it with other bands instead of just sport bands.
Funny....my Apple Watch is the smallest watch I own. In a way, I wish they made a bigger one. Each to their own I suppose.
Put my name down for a red sport band and maybe a dark blue one too. I have been amazed at how comfortable the sport band is, but would like to add some colour without going to the current fluorescent options.
It's thinner than the Seiko 5 (a relatively small men's watch) that was my daily driver for a couple of years.
Maybe go try one on instead of parroting all the ignorant FUD from before the Watch was even released?
I have the traditional leather strap and the sport strap. With the Sports it feels even thinner, I agree it looks thinner when it's on.
I really wished Apple would offer the leather armbands also in vegan leather versions. So similar closure and styles like classic and modern buckle, just cruelty free. No offense, the closures and styles of these look nice, just don't wanna have a dead animal on my wrist…
With more and more people choosing a vegan lifestyle, this should be a no-brainer for Apple's marketing actually…
I guess I am the only person looking for an OD green band. I like the navy idea, I bought a third party navy nato strap thats pretty solid, but I still like the rubber band feel a touch better.
What about a volume discount. 10 dollars off for each additional. 50 for one, 90 for two, 120 for 3.....
all i saw on that board was a colorful array of condoms
I would love a band made of real bacon. As popular as bacon fests have become, this should be a no-brainer for Apple maketing actually...nothing says American like a hunk of pork meat hanging on your wrist.
How awesome would it be to have an alert that says time to stand up and eat dead pig meat and you could nibble on your watch strap?
I would love a Product(RED) sport band.
So, what's it to you? Marketing didn't help the Edsel btw... You still need to sell something good for it to work.
It probably wouldn't. If someone is not buying the watch (which already cost them $350 and up), they're also not buying watch bands for it.
Even for someone cash strapped, a $50 dollar band is not big amount for a fashion item.
Many of my friends own 20+ pairs of shoes and they're paid a lot more than $50 for them and they're far from wealthy... I'm sure they probably cost 1/5 to 1/10 of that they paid to actually make.
There is pricing curve that exist were added volume doesn't offset the lost profit from the lower price. Apple is a master of this curve. Keeping margins up enables them to always offer the best product, which is good for the brand, and is also good for the bottom line.
Companies which have cut their margins almost always regret it. Accessories are very rarely low margin items.
If someone wants to buy some cheap crap, they can buy it from someone else; Apple does allow that...
I'm hoping for red and blue.
However, is anyone else having issues with their sport bands getting stains, stretching, or other general quality issues?
What time is it? It's a hair past a freckle.
Peppercorn or maple-hickory?
After not wearing anything as a watch, I thought it would be bulky. But after trying it on and then purchasing one. It just feels natural.