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Apple Watch With Custom Red Sport Band, Folding UK Plug Spotted in New Photos

British cyclist and former professional rugby player Will Carling has shared a pair of new photos on Twitter that appear to reveal two unreleased Apple products. The first photo shows a stainless steel Apple Watch with what looks like a custom red sport band, while the second photo provides a side-by-side look at an Apple charger with a unique folding plug design for use in the United Kingdom.

Folding UK Plug and Red Apple Watch
Carling claims that Apple design chief Jony Ive provided him with the folding charger, which could be the official charger for the Apple Watch in the United Kingdom, and it is likely that is who gifted him the Apple Watch with a custom red sport band as well. Ive grew up in England and is known to be a rugby fan, and Carling was the former captain of England's national rugby team from 1988 to 1996.

It is possible that the photo is actually of an Apple Watch with the similar looking pink sport band, although the lighting in the shot gives the band more of a red appearance and Carling mentions that he prefers "the red band" on Twitter. Apple has given a custom watch to at least one other iconic figure, with designer Karl Lagerfeld spotted wearing an Apple Watch with gold link bracelet earlier this week.

It is possible that Apple may eventually release a (PRODUCT)RED version of the Apple Watch by offering this custom red sport band for sale. Apple gives a portion of sales generated from (PRODUCT)RED merchandise to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa, raising over $70 million towards the initiative to date. Apple's current (PRODUCT)RED lineup includes iPods, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases, and iPad Smart Cases and Covers.

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16 months ago
I'm up for the folding Power Plug.
Rating: 25 Votes
16 months ago
Steve Jobs hated British plugs (he said that at the UK launch of the original iPhone).

Jony has probably exhausted all resources to try and make them as small and as neat as possible.
Rating: 21 Votes
16 months ago

Steve Jobs hated British plugs (he said that at the UK launch of the original iPhone).

Jony has probably exhausted all resources to try and make them as small and as neat as possible.


Steve was missing the excellence of the British plug: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEfP1OKKz_Q

Also, rare that two of my favourite things, rugby and Apple are so closely related.
Rating: 19 Votes
16 months ago
Okay I got to admit, both the wall-adapter and the watch along with the red band looks amazing!
Rating: 18 Votes
16 months ago
Ok this is getting ridiculous. Apple needs to spend less time designing custom watches for their marketing purposes and more time producing the actual consumer watches that they are unable to ship until the bloody summer.
Rating: 15 Votes
16 months ago
Why is the bottom piece of the sport band inside out? Is that the new fad?
Rating: 12 Votes
16 months ago
That red band looks sexy as hell.
Rating: 12 Votes
16 months ago
I want that plug design now.
Rating: 12 Votes
16 months ago

Ok this is getting ridiculous. Apple needs to spend less time designing custom watches for their marketing purposes and more time producing the actual consumer watches that they are unable to ship until the bloody summer.


Sorry but you're seriously suggesting that the two are in any way linked? Design time is irrelevant as the current watch and bands have been, well, designed already. As for production the amount of time taken to make a handful of bespoke bands would be insignificant compared to overall production capacity.
Rating: 11 Votes
16 months ago
I would LOVE a red sport band.
Rating: 9 Votes

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