Apple Releases Apple Watch Sport Bands and iPhone Cases in Three New Colors

Apple today quietly added three new Apple Watch Sport bands to its online store, introducing three unique colors. The new bands are available in Spicy Orange, Dark Teal, and Flash, a bright shade of yellow.

Flash and Spicy Orange match previously available Sport Loop and Woven Nylon bands. The Flash color is available for the Sport Loop, and Spicy Orange is available for both the Sport Loop and the Woven Nylon.


The Spicy Orange shade is similar to the exclusive orange Apple Watch Sport band Apple offers with its Hermès Apple Watch models, which has never been available on a standalone basis.

The new Apple Watch Sport bands, like all Sport Bands, are available for both the 38 and 42mm Apple Watch models and are priced at $49. Sport Bands fit wrists from 130 to 200mm and come in S&M and M&L sizes with both size options included in the purchase price.

Apple's Silicone Cases for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus are also available in three new colors, including Flash and Spicy Orange to match the new Sport Bands and Cosmos Blue, which is similar to the Dark Teal and a color previously available for the iPhone lineup in leather.


The new iPhone cases are priced at $39 for the X, $35 for the 8, and $39 for the 8 Plus. iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cases also fit the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Update: Apple has also released the 10.5-inch iPad Pro Leather Smart Cover and the Apple Pencil Case in the same Pink Fuchsia color offered on several other accessories.

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12 weeks ago
Holy crap that red dot looks awful in the yellow and orange... what is apple thinking?
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12 weeks ago
5 negative posts outta 6 so far you people are amazing. If you don't like apples stuff why are you here and why do you buy it?


Overpriced... but what isn't from Apple


Nobody forces you to buy it.
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12 weeks ago

Overpriced... but what isn't from Apple


They are, but at the same time the $10 bands all over amazon are complete crap. They hold onto oil/sweat residue and start to look disgustingly greasy after just a couple weeks. Where as the Apple bands look brand new a year later just by washing them with water.
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12 weeks ago
What?! New bands and cases?! Don’t they usually hold a 2 hour event for these?
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12 weeks ago

Nope. The ones on Amazon are probably by the same company as official Apple ones.’You think once you have a production like cranking out silicone bands the same exact manufacing and supplies would be difficult to come by?


Considering that the Apple bands aren’t made of “silicone” I’d say yes. The Apple bands feel completely different than the knock-offs.
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12 weeks ago

Nope. The ones on Amazon are probably by the same company as official Apple ones.’You think once you have a production like cranking out silicone bands the same exact manufacing and supplies would be difficult to come by?


Ummm, you do realize the difference between silicone and fluoroelastomer?
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12 weeks ago

5 negative posts outta 6 so far you people are amazing. If you don't like apples stuff why are you here and why do you buy it?


I remember when joining MacRumors the comment section was filled with excitement of fans.
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12 weeks ago
Should of waited till spring to release this.
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12 weeks ago
Wow. Ugly.
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12 weeks ago

What flueroastamer actually is:


Fluoroelastomer comes from the two words "fluorinated" and "elastomer". Fluoroelastomers are famous for their durability resistance to heat, oils, solvents and fuels. They are often used for fuel-distribution systems or for high-quality lab gloves. It is not a material that will stretch out easily, get damaged by extreme heats, or get deformed by being excessively sweat on. It is also much less prone to induce any allergic reactions than, for example, latex. The Apple Sport bands are ideal for all conditions.


The third party silicone ones match the appearance of the genuine ones almost flawlessly, but they feel much cheaper and they do attract a lot of lint. The third party silicone bands are thinner, not the same material as flueroastamer. However, they no where have the quality of Apples Sport bands.

Spot on. It isn't just semantics. Fluoroelastomer and silicone are different materials, with the former being a higher quality, more durable and more expensive product. While the other poster is correct that Fluoroelastomer is not proprietary, the lower cost bands found on Amazon, etc., tend to be a cheaper silicone "look alike" that lacks the quality and durability of Fluoroelastomer.
Some info using a mid-grade flueroastamer from Mosites Rubber Company.
http://www.mositesrubber.com/technical/technical-info/
Silicone:
Hardness (Shore A) 22
Tensile Strength (psi) 190
Elongation at Break (%) 175%
Modulus at 100% Elongation (psi) 90
Tear Strength- Die C (ppi) 38
Fluoroelastomer:
Hardness (Shore A) 76
Tensile Strength (psi) 1760
Elongation at Break (%) 284%
Modulus at 100% Elongation (psi) 774
Tear Strength (ppi) 124
Rating: 4 Votes
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