Space Black Milanese Loop Apple Watch Band Spotted on Apple Store

A new Space Black Milanese Loop band for the Apple Watch has been spotted on the Czech Republic Apple Store website today, hinting towards an incoming announcement for the new Milanese Loop band (via 9to5Mac). The new accessory appears to match the Space Black Stainless Steel Apple Watch case, similar to that of the Space Black Link Bracelet.

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The Czech Republic Apple Store listing parrots much of the same information as the traditional Milanese Loop, pointing to a possible launch date in about a week. Besides a handful of new color options for the Sport Band lineup earlier in 2015, Apple has yet to expand its higher-end Apple Watch accessory market with as many options for customers.

The Space Black Milanese Loop's Czech Republic listing only mentions a 42mm option, although if made official it seems that Apple would also include a 38mm alternative, akin to that of the original Milanese Loop band. The new band was also spotted on the Portugal and Hungary Apple Store sites, but all of them lack any official buy button at the time of writing. As usual, today's spotting could be some kind of mix-up and there is a possibility that the Space Black Milanese Loop band won't make it to consumer markets.

Update: Links to the Space Black Milanese Loop's online store page have been removed, and now redirect to the existing stainless steel option.

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Top Rated Comments

ram-it14 Avatar
111 months ago
I got that same exact band from Amazon for less than $30, no issues with the quality.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Xeyad Avatar
111 months ago
With these recent Apple Watch releases, it's making me think that either the Watch 2 won't come out anytime soon, or it will have the same current design making so it's compatible with the current bands.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Blujelly Avatar
111 months ago
finally! looks so nice!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mw360 Avatar
111 months ago
I find the popularity of the black components a little telling. Every Watch I've seen has been black and the demand for black apparently caught Apple off guard. Suggests to me maybe people generally are not yet ready to display these things quite as as proudly as the models in the ads.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
appleguy123 Avatar
111 months ago
I really don't think that Apple Watch 2 will be incompatible with Apple Watch 1 bands. That would be a really terrible move because it would make people feel less confident about buying bands, many of which are almost as expensive as the watches themselves.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rdlink Avatar
111 months ago
I got that same exact band from Amazon for less than $30, no issues with the quality.
I've had this since October for my Space Grey sport and love it. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013SAJQB2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_bVqJwb9NV1Y53
How did you find the JTech product? I tested a few of there bands and in my experience they were just shocking! I noticed they done this type of band but didn't want to risk it, due to previous experience's.

Although a company called Moko do the same type of band a the link bracelet (courtesy of another MacRumours member)
I have this band, also. It's a nice band. Especially for the money.

My only major complaint is that the magnet is incredibly strong. It sometimes winds around itself when I take it off, and I have to unwind it. Also, my girlfriend has a 2011 15" MBP, and if I'm not careful when I'm using it the magnet on the band can put the laptop to sleep.

I suspect that the magnet on the official Apple band is a little more subtle. If this rumor turns out to be true I may go to the store and check one out.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)