References to a mysterious "Apple Watch Victory" have shown up on Apple's website in the United Arab Emirates, hinting at an alternate name the company may have considered for the Apple Watch Nike+.

An AppleCare+ support page for the United Arab Emirates, shared by 9to5Mac, mentions AppleCare+ options for the "Apple Watch" and "Apple Watch Victory," a product that does not exist.

On a similar page for Canada, the "Apple Watch" and the "Apple Watch Nike+" are listed in the same text, suggesting Apple perhaps planned to call the Apple Watch Nike+ the Apple Watch Victory at some point before changing the name to something more brand oriented.

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United Arab Emirates AppleCare+ support page on top, Canadian AppleCare+ support page on bottom

It's possible "Apple Watch Victory" is an unreleased product, a scrapped product or an alternate name for a different version of the Apple Watch, but given the evidence of the two similar AppleCare+ pages, it seems most likely "Apple Watch Victory" was a code name or an alternate name considered for the Apple Watch Apple designed in collaboration with Nike.

Apple's AppleCare+ support page for the Apple Watch in the United States is worded differently, referring only to the Apple Watch without a mention of specific models in the section in question.

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While inconsequential, it's always interesting to get an inside look at the changes that a product goes through before release and a glimpse at one of the names that Apple used as a code name or considered using for the Apple Watch Nike line.

The Apple Watch Nike+, which is an Apple Watch Sport model with Nike branding, Nike software, and a unique perforated Sport Band, officially launches on Friday, October 28. 38mm models are priced at $369 and 42mm models are priced at $399.

Update: The "Apple Watch Victory" mention has been removed from Apple's website.

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Top Rated Comments

tim1724 Avatar
63 months ago
Nike is the Greek goddess of victory. So I'd guess that it was just a translation error.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WiseAJ Avatar
63 months ago
Should have a future model called the Apple Watch Courage
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolfactor Avatar
63 months ago
Should have a future model called the Apple Watch Courage
Apple Watch #winning. Phil Schiller doesn't have courage for that.
Magical, courage, and now victory. What are some other good "Apple" words? We need to come up with a whole urbandictionary for this
Poor Phil and his courage statement. He doesn't deserve the negative response that he's gotten.

One year from now, and all of the crying people did over the ancient headphone jack will look even more amusing than it does today. Look how far technology has advanced.. in just the past 30 years... and the universe is billions of years old. Imagine if people cried over the switch from vacuum tubes to transistors. Sure, in the audio space, vacuum tubes are said to have a "warmer, more natural" sound, and I don't disagree with that, but holding onto such a beastly technology would have held us back by decades. We wouldn't be sitting here enjoying what we are enjoying now.

Victory for Apple in their pursuit of progress. Victory for us.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bubba Satori Avatar
63 months ago
Looks like the former Apple car engineers have been re-tasked.
The pipeline of profoundly innovative titles.
It's practically magic.
Stay tuned.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pdaholic Avatar
63 months ago
Holes and neon mean serious workout people. Remember that.
Think of all the weight savings afforded by those holes! And neon simply exudes speed. Serious workout, indeed!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zirel Avatar
63 months ago
Apple Watch #winning

Phil Schiller doesn't have courage for that.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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