Interesting thing about the Gold sport Apple watch

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  1. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I've had a stainless Apple Watch since it first came out and I've upgraded the software each time. But as you all know, the watch face options have changed very little with notable exceptions of the photo, timelapse and color modular faces.

    I did notice today that the gold sport Apple Watch I just purchased (has watchOS 2.2) has one interesting option. "Gold" is a selectable color for the second hand and date complication on the watch face customize screen. It is definitely not a color I can choose on my silver stainless steel watch.

    Anyone else notice this?

    I wonder if the solid gold Edition models also have gold as a selectable watch face color...
     
  2. chuyn macrumors 6502

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    From what I've seen, they do. I noticed they have matching gold or rose gold options for the faces on Apple's site
     
  3. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    not on the gold since I don't have that color watch... but on the rose gold I just bought I can choose rose gold as a color and that option is not available on my space gray sport version.

    it's actually quite gorgeous and I've been using it as the color of my modular race, whereas on my SGS I use the multi!
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac, Apr 7, 2016
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    Is this new with wOS 2.2 because when the gold Sport was first released, I asked a member here who had it if that option existed and he said no? The 18K gold Edition has always had gold or rose gold as a selectable watch face color.
     
  5. xraydoc thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Interesting, eh? The color is selectable everywhere a color is an option it turns out - modular face, utility, color face, simple, xtra large... Except, surprisingly, not on the chronograph face.

    I'm using it on the color face presently. Looks sharp.

    Pretty happy with it and my space black link bracelet. I'll swap between this watch and my stainless depending on my mood and wardrobe.
     
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    I don't know if it's new or not.... I just bought the rose gold earlier this week....
     
  7. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    I have the Space Black and I didn't get a black option! I've been absolutely shafted!
     
  8. xraydoc thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Lol.
     
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    I didn't know this, interesting. Will check on wife's rose gold when she gets home.

    Aside: I would like a rainbow option, a different color every time you raise\activate
     
  10. friednoodles macrumors regular

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    For the record, this extra colour option has been a feature from watchOS 1.0 for the Edition models. You can even see it in the very first Apple Watch introduction video in the keynote:

    (about 2 minutes in when it first shows the Rose Gold model's display)

    It was also available in whatever version of watchOS was factory installed on the new Gold/Rose Gold Sport models. Similarly, the initial "new watch start-up graphic" (the spiral designs with the Apple logo in the middle) is gold on the Edition models (maybe the gold Sport options too? Not sure) instead of the usual white for other models.

    So it's an interesting little detail that's been around since the beginning :)
     
  11. xraydoc thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    The start up was white on my gold sport.
     
  12. ultravisitor macrumors 6502

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    No. It's been an option from the start. I've had a rose gold AWS since it was first available and I've always been able to choose the rose gold second hand in some of the watch faces.
     
  13. tonoboon macrumors regular

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    I've the Edition . I can select rose gold color on some watch face.
     
  14. xraydoc thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Nice!
     

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