White Sport Band

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by Sharkey311, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Sharkey311 Suspended

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    Anyone else worried how quickly and easily this thing will discolor and dirty and stain? Will it have ways/means to prevent such things?
     
  2. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Word is Apple will sell cans of color matched spray paint for touch-ups.
     
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    Yeah, I saw a picture of one of the separately purchasable spray cans that one of the reporters took. I think it was on engadget. It was for the green one though. I'd presume they sell one for white as well.
     
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    Reading the posts on here is almost as fun as reading the commentary on Yahoo news articles.
     
  5. Norcal. macrumors regular

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    Is this some sort of sick joke?
     
  6. Sharkey311 thread starter Suspended

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    Yeah you guys are full of sh** lol spray cans?
     
  7. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    its not just regular spray paint, its apple spray paint.
     
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    It was obviously a joke :rolleyes:

    ### I haven't laughted that hard in a while. Now that was good :D
     
  9. Sharkey311 thread starter Suspended

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    So yeah, these rubber bands will get dirty fast for sure. I mean look at the Apple iPhone silicone cases. Even the leather ones get super dirty.
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    So how many different "Tim Cook" model did he have to swap out in order not to look dirty in the last 6 months?
     
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    We have no idea if they will show dirt over time or not. Clean them if they do?

    I have the leather case on my iP6... looks identical to the day I bought it, with no cleaning required.
     
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    It's rubber. You'll be able to wipe it clean.
     
  13. Sharkey311 thread starter Suspended

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    You can't wipe discoloration and stains clean. I'm imagining the White Band will yellow over time and will look nasty.
     
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    Everything's wears over time, it won't be perfect forever.

    However, there is an entire model of  Watch that is sold with these band, alongside a model that costs five digits.

    It will hold up fine.
     
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    I'm assuming it's made from the same material as Apple's silicone cases, don't they hold up well overtime? Meaning color wise it doesn't pick up dirt easily?
     
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    I have a white silicon case on my iPhone and it still looks like new. I just wipe it down when I clean my phone, so I don't think the white bands will discolor. I did have a red leather case on an iPad once and it looked horrible after only one month. I think the lighter color leather cases get stained easily from the oils in our hands. I'm hoping that won't be the case with the leather watch bands, particularly since I'm considering the Stone Leather band.
     
  18. Sharkey311 thread starter Suspended

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    Yeah, I'm really hoping Apple is stepping up their game when it comes to the quality of the bands. Perhaps that is why the prices are so cray.
     
  19. vp719 macrumors regular

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    I've had a white band on my Suunto Core for almost two years now and it still looks brand new. I wear it almost every day, workout, hike, hunt, run, bike, etc never had any issues with it staining or gathering dirt. Because of it I plan on getting a space grey Sport and extra white band.
     

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    Is that one made of the same material as Apple's?? If so, that is indeed good news.
     
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    I had a white g shock for years and it looked good.

    I think the factor is how porous the rubber is, or how slick and hard it is. I don't think Apple would overlook this, and other watch companies do just fine with this issue.
     
  22. vp719 macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately I'm not sure, but I would imagine whatever material Suunto used for this band (which I bought as a replacement for the black one it came with for ~$30) is equal to or less than whatever Apple is relying on now. I could be wrong though.
     
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    After the try on appointments could anyone see any stains or dirt on the store models?
     
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    Has anybody some information after some testing?
     

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