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Apple Watch Bands Now Available in Select Apple Stores

Apple Stores in the United States, United Kingdom and possibly other launch countries began stocking standalone Apple Watch bands for purchase as confirmed by MacRumors and multiple users on social media. The photo below shared by Twitter user Apple Radar shows an Apple Store in Miami stocking the Sport Band in multiple colors, and he says that the Classic Buckle is also available.

Apple Bands
Apple is selling individual Sport Bands for $49, while the Classic Buckle, Milanese Loop and Leather Loop retail for $149 each. The Modern Buckle is costlier at $249 and the Link Bracelet is the most expensive Apple Watch strap available at $449. The prices listed are based on the United States and will vary in international countries based on local currencies and exchange rates.

Apple Watch bands can also be ordered online through the Apple Online Store.

(Thanks, Alireza!)


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17 months ago

I can't see a classic buckle in that picture...

By that logic they are also no longer selling iMacs in this store.
Rating: 38 Votes
17 months ago
I hope they come out with a "Product RED" sport band.
Rating: 14 Votes
17 months ago
hi!
we know that you didn't get your watch yet & you're waiting for it since April
but look, we've got the bends
yours,
apple
:mad:
Rating: 6 Votes
17 months ago
Interesting story! Watch bands! ;)
Rating: 6 Votes
17 months ago
Does the band bend? Does it blend?

I'm hoping Apple releases Watch v2 without bands. I would hate to have to buy a new watch yearly if hardware improves and buying the same band over and over again.
Rating: 6 Votes
17 months ago
It looks like online shopping times have even improved (for the white band anyways) too. Now if they could just add the "pickup in store" option. That way you're not driving store to store to see which store has what stock.

By the way.....apple if you're listening. Small request. I'll take a product Red sport band,tan sport band and navy blue,please.
Rating: 5 Votes
17 months ago
If my watch would ever ship I might care. The wait rolls along. At this point I should cancel, wait two years, and get version 2. :mad:
Rating: 5 Votes
17 months ago

hi!
we know that you didn't get your watch yet & you're waiting for it since April
but look, we've got the bends
yours,
apple
:mad:


Did they miss your delivery window?
Rating: 4 Votes
17 months ago

About time!


Yeah. We've been looking forward to paying almost 50 bucks for a piece of plastic that costs 99 cents to manufacture - and where the box it comes in probably costs more than the contents.

I remember when Apple tech cost a lot because it was genuinely innovative and expensive to make, but the profit margins for stuff like this would make Gordon Gekko wince.
Rating: 3 Votes
17 months ago

I'm saying companies must sell at prices to maintain what they want to do. A small brewery (since you mentioned drinks before) has a smaller markup per unit because they're paying fewer people and there's less R&D. A company like Apple selling link bracelets at thousands of times their material cost must do so because they're a huge business and have lots of people to pay, even though less went into R&D on that particular item (but will be spread out onto other items and grant more creative freedoms to their development teams).

That's the science behind it.

But on our more human-perception level we see people charging more and think less of them. If there are two beers for sale and one has a smaller markup I'm more likely to support them to help them out, because it just appears better to me.

(I suppose a good example of this would be my preference to buy headphones like Audio Technica and not Beats)


No offense or anything, but this is among the dumbest things I have ever read on this website. And I've read a lot of dumb things here.
Rating: 3 Votes

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