With watches now in stores, how about straps?

FCDP

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Nov 16, 2007
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Now that Apple has caught up with demand on watches, and they're available for purchase in stores, has anyone noticed an increase in strap availability, aside from sports bands which have been for a bit now.

Been hoping to find a Milanese loop, having struck out at the Eaton Centre location last week. Maybe, just maybe they'll be in stock now.
 

ifarlow

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Apr 23, 2015
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Georgia
I walked into the Apple Store in Buford, GA this morning and walked out with a Brown Leather Loop. It was a five minute transaction and the sales guy didn't skip a beat when I asked for it. No idea what other bands they have, but his attitude suggested they had several styles. I doubt, however, they have the Milanese Loop only because it still shows a several week turnaround for shipping.
 

Mac2me

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Jun 10, 2015
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If you followed the news on the European promotion for the watch with the Apple employees present, you probably saw a whole tray of differently colored sports bands. There was red, pink, yellow, etc. I really want to know if more colors will be released soon or if they will be available in different countries. I'm hoping more colors will be available (also wondered if these were special gold watch ones only).

I can see where Apple may not want to stock a ton of colors in the stores but most of the world doesn't have a store nearby and ordering off of the web for more colors would be fine with me.
 

Mr. Y

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Oct 12, 2011
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If you followed the news on the European promotion for the watch with the Apple employees present, you probably saw a whole tray of differently colored sports bands. There was red, pink, yellow, etc. I really want to know if more colors will be released soon or if they will be available in different countries. I'm hoping more colors will be available (also wondered if these were special gold watch ones only).

I can see where Apple may not want to stock a ton of colors in the stores but most of the world doesn't have a store nearby and ordering off of the web for more colors would be fine with me.
Sounds like the same tray brought to exclusive consumers in Milan. This just makes me think, as before, that the various colored bands (in red, blue, yellow, beige) are "exclusive" and may not hit the market until fall, if at all.