New Pride Watch Faces Available in watchOS 5.2.1

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by MacRumors, May 13, 2019.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The watchOS 5.2.1 update released today includes several rainbow-colored Pride watch faces that are new to the Apple Watch face gallery.

    There's a new 2019 digital pride Apple Watch face, which, like the 2018 pride watch face features rainbow stripes that wiggle when tapped or when your wrist is raised. Instead of six spaced out rainbow lines with black behind them, the new watch face features rainbow stripes that take up the entirety of the watch face in eight colors.


    Apple has also added two new Pride Analog faces, one that's square shaped and one that's round, both with analog hands. The new analog watch faces change colors each time the wrist is raised, and wiggle like the rainbow stripe face. Each of the new watch faces support a limited number of complications.

    For the last several years, Apple has debuted new pride Apple Watch bands during WWDC, and the company is likely to introduce another new rainbow design this year, which could feature solid stripes like the watch face.


    Apple participates in the San Francisco Pride Parade every year in support of the LGBTQ community. Apple employees march in the parade, Apple creates dedicated t-shirts, and also hosts other celebrations throughout the month of June.

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    Article Link: New Pride Watch Faces Available in watchOS 5.2.1
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  3. dannyyankou macrumors G3


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    These comments will be interesting.

    Politics aside, those actually look pretty cool
  4. ricktat macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2013
  5. outskirtsofinfinity, May 13, 2019
    Last edited: May 13, 2019

    outskirtsofinfinity macrumors regular


    Aug 2, 2017
    I'm (proudly) straight, but these watch faces are excellent and will appeal to my (proud) gay friends as well as others. <3 There's something real cool 70s retro about them.
  6. christarp macrumors 6502


    Oct 29, 2013
    Digital one looks a bit like a usability nightmare, but I'm not opposed to more options.
  7. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    The last two could just be a static wallpaper tho
  8. LordVic macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2011
    I don't like this years. but more just cause it doesn't appeal to my artstyle and too busy.

    But, keep up with the pride inspired watch faces, bands etc. They're awesome
  9. gugy macrumors 68040


    Jan 31, 2005
    La Jolla, CA
    My eyes hurt looking at these graphics. Maybe it should have been a single solid shape with the gradient. That narrow black space in between the lines kills it IMHO.
  10. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2009
    I genuinely don’t understand why or how sex has become a thing that so many people feel the need to tout so publicly. What a strange reality we live in.

    To be clear, this is just an observation. Not a political comment.
  11. Powermax macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2006
    I'm downloading it now, hoping that there are more improvements other than just a new watch face...
  12. Return Zero macrumors 6502a

    Return Zero

    Oct 2, 2013
  13. jclo Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    Really hoping for a pride Sport Loop for 2019, but not sure how that design would work.
  14. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2010
    We live in a "me, me, look at me" era, where people are convinced (and convinced themselves) that the world cares about their sexuality, tastes, life, cats/puppies, possessions, habits, kids, etc to a point that has reached the insane. Sexuality is just a tiny portion of it.

    (On topic, I do not like the faces, way too busy in my opinion)
  15. Maclver macrumors 68020


    Nov 23, 2008
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    Well when people are treated equally under the law.... tout'ing is a must! And side note, LGBT Pride has nothing to do with sex...
  16. twocents macrumors regular


    Mar 31, 2016
    California, USA
    These are soo gay. What kind of guy do they have running Apple? It is almost like there is an agenda at this point. If only Steve was still around. He never would sign off on bright, beautiful colors to add some taste to their products /s
  17. Maclver macrumors 68020


    Nov 23, 2008
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
  18. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    Where are the religious watch faces? Oh wait... Apple would never allow having something for everyone. How inclusive of them.
  19. coolfactor macrumors 601

    Jul 29, 2002
    Vancouver, BC CANADA
    Don't like these faces at all, and don't agree with the direction that this whole pro-Pride movement is going in. I don't mind seeing companies support this, but I think it's being taken too far.
  20. LordVic macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2011
    I'm going to chime in, because I once believed that as well. While I'm mostly a "keep it in the bedroom and enjoy" to whatever floats anyones boat, the idea behind Pride andbeing loud about it, is because historically, those who were LGBTQS2 are often punished, discriminated against and in some places, beaten to death just for being who they are.

    The pride and shouting it out loud is a way of saying "I'm here, I'm queer, and I'm not going to hide for any bigot"

    Even though I'm not LGBTQS2 myself, I consider myself a friend, and I support their message because of the way I used to think about silencing them. again, I didn't want to silence it because i'm against it, I just didn't understand WHY and WHAT pride stood for. I always thought it was just an excuse for them to wave dicks around in public. It is not.
  21. testcard macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    Here in the UK, Father Ted fans are thinking...

  22. ikramerica macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2009
    “Real cool 70s retro”. This does not compute. You must be young.

    Anyone who was forced to wear or buy anything from the 70s during the 70s cannot fathom why anyone would want to bring back any of the mustard brown and avocado bubble font trash heap that was 70s design.
  23. LordVic macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2011
    Someone else having support doesn't equate to hate against you.

    stop trying to make everything about your own victimhood.. especially when nobody is actively persecuting you.
  24. ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2008
    It’s in poor taste for Apple to include gay pride watch faces, just like it would be in poor taste for Apple to include straight pride watch faces. Taking political sides is divisive because it excludes large groups of customers.

    Apple should be apolitical. But an apolitical approach won’t happen due to Apple SJW CEO Tim Cook.
  25. gaximus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2011
    is there any animation associated with these? I found out that the wallpapers for the iPhone that are similar to these have an animation when you unlock the phone.

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