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Apple Watch Bands in Spring Collection Begin to Dwindle in Availability

If you want an Apple Watch band in Lemonade, Denim Blue, or Red Raspberry, you may want to place your order sooner rather than later.


A handful of Apple Watch bands in the limited time Spring Collection are beginning to face limited to no availability through Apple's online store in select countries, nearly two months after they were first released. At least some of the bands remain available at select Apple retail stores for walk-in purchases.

Bands listed as "currently unavailable" via Apple's online store in United States:
  • 38mm Classic Buckle in Electric Blue
  • 38mm Classic Buckle in Soft Pink
  • 42mm Classic Buckle in Soft Pink
  • 38mm Sport Band in Lemonade
  • 42mm Sport Band in Lemonade
  • 38mm Sport Band in Denim Blue
  • 42mm Sport Band in Denim Blue
  • 42mm Sport Loop in Marine Green
  • 42mm Nike Sport Loop in Pearl Pink
  • 38mm Nike Sport Band in Barely Rose/Pearl Pink
  • 42mm Nike Sport Band in Barely Rose/Pearl Pink
Apple also appears to have notified some of its authorized resellers that these and many other Apple Watch bands, plus its discontinued AirPort router lineup, are "no longer available to order" and "will be removed" from their stores shortly, according to an unverified tip received by MacRumors today.

Apple indicated that each of these bands would only be available for a limited time, and it's common for inventory of Apple Watch bands to fluctuate. It's unclear if availability will be replenished at some point.

The shortage of Spring Collection bands could foreshadow Apple's plans to unveil a new Summer Collection of bands, perhaps at WWDC in June, as it did last year with Sport Bands in Mist Blue, Pollen, and Flamingo, and a Pride Edition of the Woven Nylon band. Apple often refreshes its bands each season.

Looking ahead, former KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the fourth-generation Apple Watch will feature a new design with a 15 percent larger display. It's unclear if the physical size of the Apple Watch will change, and if that will have any effect on compatibility with existing bands.

(Thanks, Glenn!)

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13 weeks ago
Timmy loves a good watch band.
The biggest product that gets updated.
Rating: 19 Votes
13 weeks ago
What a great loss....said no one ever.
Rating: 15 Votes
13 weeks ago
Apple Watch band shortages? :eek:

Oh, the humanity! :D
Rating: 13 Votes
13 weeks ago
This should make up for the HomePod sales.
Rating: 8 Votes
13 weeks ago
I wonder how many bands they sell given that you can buy third party ones at a fraction of the price and there is no technology there, is just a band.
I bought 3 bands from Amazon spending less money than the price of a single original band and they're good.
Rating: 7 Votes
13 weeks ago

It's more evidence that Apple's cred as a tech company is evolving into one of a fashion company.

Makes perfect sense why they hired Angela Ahrendts. Mark my words, she'll be the next CEO.


No it's not. Watchbands are simply an accessory that I suspect Apple is making a decent amount of money. Ahrendts is doing a fantastic job.
Rating: 7 Votes
13 weeks ago

I'm pleased with the wrap-around band I purchased not long ago. The design assures a good fit without having to compromise on the band being too tight or too loose - and it's super comfortable.

Astonishing how so many here get the shakes and worked up because Apple sells accessory watchbands for their watches. Not healthy.

So true, the number of people who get triggered by watch band posts amazes me. Apple makes extremely high quality bands all across the board, and it's nice to have a change of pace once in a while. People here act like they're taking engineers off of iOS to design and produce watch bands.
Rating: 6 Votes
13 weeks ago
Wow now that is cutting edge innovation right there.
Rating: 6 Votes
13 weeks ago
Bands-a-make-her-dance.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 weeks ago
I’ve bought several of those third party amazon bands from different sellers. None of them compare to the quality of the Apple bands. Are they worth triple the price, probably not but they are definitely higher quality.
Rating: 3 Votes

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