Apple Watch Gains New (PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop

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    After debuting a few new Apple Watch band colors following the September keynote event, Apple today updated its website with a new (PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop. The $49.00 accessory is available in both 40mm and 44mm, and it will also fit previous Apple Watch generations with 38mm and 42mm measurements.

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    This marks the first time that a Sport Loop band has gained the (PRODUCT)RED color option. Devices and accessories marked with the (PRODUCT)RED brand name represent Apple's partnership with (RED), an organization that supports HIV/AIDS programs; offers counseling, testing, and medicine; and works to prevent further spread of the disease. Every (PRODUCT)RED item purchased through Apple contributes directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

    In September, Apple didn't introduce any new band styles for Apple Watch, but there were a few new colors that matched the new iPhone XS and XS Max cases. For the Sport Loop specifically, there were five new colors: Cape Cod Blue, Nectarine, Hibiscus, Storm Gray, and Indigo. It's also available in the Pink Sand, Seashell, and Black options. Like the new (PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop, all versions of the band sell for $49.00.

    Apple has also trimmed down the selection of bands available in its "previous seasons" section, discontinuing the following options:

    - Sport Band: Gray, Pink Sand, Midnight Blue, White
    - Nike Sport Band: Pure Platinum/Black, Obsidian/Black, Anthracite/Black
    - Sport Loop: Seashell, Pink Sand, Black
    - Stainless Steel: Silver Milanese Loop

    Several of these bands were already in limited supply and only available in either the 38 or 42 mm size.

    Article Link: Apple Watch Gains New (PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop
     
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  3. BrettArchibald macrumors member

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    Looks more like a (PRODUCT) PINK Sport Loop to me... o_O
    Not sure that the vividness of the red comes out on that textured material.
     
  4. macduke macrumors G3

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    It's not pink! It's lightish red!

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    I've never had a (Red)edition anything. This might go well with the red on the digital crown...
     
  7. fullfast macrumors regular

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    They have made the PRODUCT (RED) Phone.....why dont they do a watch version....think it would look pretty cool
     
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    Thank you for bringing back the memories
     
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    Very nice! Had to pick this up, been waiting for them to do this. Can't use the regular bands, only the loops.
     
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    I'm just glad that somebody got the reference.
     
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    10%, along with all their other (PRODUCT)RED products.
     
  13. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

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    No. Strawberry red.
     
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    I'd like to know this as well
     
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    Apple doesn't specify what percentage goes to the charity.

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    Apple has never specified a percentage other than saying "100% of a specific amount goes directly to the Global Fund."

    10% has never been a stated value. I'd be very surprised if that much from the iPhone (RED) went to that.
     
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    It will not be Apple if it was not expensive! Wow
     
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    The cheapest WATCH bands have always been priced at $49 US. Not sure why this is surprising.
     
  19. tl01 macrumors 68020

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    I love apple but sometimes I think they have trouble with colors. Like the iPhone 8 in gold...is pink. This is not “red”...it is reddish pink. That said it is a nice color.
     
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    If they had made it an actual bright true red, like the other (PRODUCT)RED items, I might have been interested (I have one of the original Product Red sport bands, which is quite nice). But this is a blended pattern that comes off as pinkish with a hint of salmon. Not red.
     
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    NO. You could actually find :apple:bands cheaper than 50 bucks.
     
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    Yup just received mine looks amazing in real life, looks very good with the S4 SS Aluminium model.

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    Well, $49 is less than $50 so you're correct there. But nothing less than $49 for official Apple ones. Knock offs or used, absolutely. But Apple OEM bands, I've never seen Apple sell a band for less than $49.
     

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