Apple Unveils 2024 Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop Band and Watch Face

Apple today announced a new Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop Apple Watch band, watch face, and wallpaper.

2024 Apple Watch Pride Face Feature
The band features a fluorescent design inspired by multiple pride flags with a laser-etched lug that reads "PRIDE 2024." Black, Hispanic, and Latin communities, as well as those impacted by HIV/AIDS, are represented on the band by the black and brown colors, while transgender and non-binary individuals and represented by the pink, light blue, and white colors.

The band is accompanied by a new Pride Radiance watch face and wallpaper for iOS and iPadOS, in which beams of light glow against a dark background and stack on top of each other. On the Apple Watch, the colors trace each numeral of the watch face and react in real time as the wearer moves their wrist based on gyroscope input. On the iPhone and iPad, beams of color spell out "Pride" and dynamically move when the user unlocks the device. For the first time, the Pride watch face and wallpapers can be customized to show specific colors representing LGBTQ+ communities.

The new braided Solo Loop will be available starting May 22. The new Pride Radiance watch face and ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ wallpaper will be available "soon" with the release of watchOS 10.5, iOS 17.5, and iPadOS 17.5.

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Top Rated Comments

chrono1081 Avatar
3 weeks ago

Can we have straight pride bands as well? I mean if you need a band to call out what you like, isn’t that unfairly excluding others? Just saying….
Do you have to grow up hiding who you are because of religious people? Do you have your rights up for vote every time an election cycle comes around? No?

Be glad you don't need a straight pride band.
Score: 105 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ashwee Avatar
3 weeks ago
Some of the comments in this thread moaning about these are exactly the reason why these bands exist!
Score: 71 Votes (Like | Disagree)
siddavis Avatar
3 weeks ago
Thank goodness. My awareness was waning.
Score: 61 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HowEver Avatar
3 weeks ago

Can we have straight pride bands as well? I mean if you need a band to call out what you like, isn’t that unfairly excluding others? Just saying….
Sure. That would be all of the other bands.
Score: 50 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xxray Avatar
3 weeks ago

Can we have straight pride bands as well? I mean if you need a band to call out what you like, isn’t that unfairly excluding others? Just saying….
You can have a straight pride band when you can be executed in certain countries just for being straight, when you could potentially lose your job or not be hired for a job because you're straight, when other straight people had to riot and get arrested just to have the same rights as anyone else, when you still have to worry about holding hands with your partner in the streets for fear of being assaulted, when there is new legislation coming out every day trying to strip you of your rights and freedoms, and the list could go on and on.

Be grateful you don't need a straight pride band.
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JungleNYC Avatar
3 weeks ago
Virtual Virtue
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)