Apple to sell Pride Edition Woven Nylon band for Apple Watch; part of the sales go to LGBTQ groups

Apple is supporting the LGBT community with donations from sales of the Pride Edition Apple Watch band

Apple is supporting the LGBT community with donations from sales of the Pride Edition Apple Watch band


Apple has long supported the LGBTQ community and has even before CEO Tim Cook publicly announced his sexual orientation in 2014. That news barely created a ripple which shows you how far the world has come. Unfortunately, there is still a long way to go, which is why Apple is donating some of the proceeds of its Pride Edition Woven Nylon Apple Watch band to LGBTQ groups such as GLSEN, The Trevor Project, the Human Rights Campaign, and PFLAG in the U.S. Out of the country, ILGA will see the same donations from Apple.

Last year, Apple handed out to employees a similar band during Pride 2016, and started selling the current Pride Edition band during WWDC 2017 held earlier this month. You can now find the accessory on sale at Apple's online store. The $49 price is the same for both the 38mm and 42mm sizes.

According to Apple, 500 threads are woven together to form the rainbow pattern on the band. Want to show your support for the LGBTQ community? Purchase the Pride Edition Woven Nylon band and you'll not only support these groups by wearing the rainbow colors, you'll also be partially responsible for the donations that Apple is making from sales of the band.

If interested in the Pride Edition Woven Nylon Apple Watch band, click on the sourcelink.

source: Apple via MacRumors

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23 Comments

1. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

Not a big fan of apple. But I love what they do for the community. Hope others follow apples footsteps on this and/or other ways to contribute to society

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Given Tim Cook is the CEO it was to be expected, even his sexuality being known to the public is a big deal we some companies may have attempted to cover that up in order to remove any chance it may affect them. E.g.that thing that happened with the apple statue in Russia. But yes it is a good step in the future, more acceptance, more life!

21. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I have gay friends and I support them all the way, I get in arguments with people that say anything bad about them, I stand up for their right to get married. But do you think for a minute if Timmy boy wasn't gay he would give a s**t, hell no. He doesn't give a s**t about his own country to pay his taxes and instead hides money overseas. Just the way I feel and it's my right. I pay thousands a year in taxes while he hides his.

2. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

BRAVO APPLE, LOVE TRUMPS HATE, LGBT FOR ALL, NO MORE BIGOTRY

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

For once, no brand bashing. Good! A Nice band for the right cause!!! We need to fight discrimination of all forms!

15. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

LGBT for all? What does that even mean? Keep your cheap slogans and identity politics, we'll keep every major branch.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17050; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The only thing you'll keep is your hatred.

19. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You are the biggest bigot on here.

3. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1250; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Can be found on eBay. And has been for years....theres good money in minorities.....

5. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

God help America

6. NoAllegiance unregistered

That looks amazing, reminds me of the old school Apple, would it be weird if I bought one if I am heterosexual?

12. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 304; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

I too remember the original Apple rainbow logo from the 80s. Not sure why they'd chose a rainbow to represent this 'pride' stuff??? A rainbow is a rainbow.

7. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5474; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

While I applaud the support, they only donate SOME of its proceedings on only the Pride Edition Woven Nylon version? They're cheap to make and Apple should give all proceedings to the community.

13. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

Really? You're that guy

14. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5474; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Depends on what you mean with that guy...

8. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 899; Member since: May 07, 2014

LOL.... Who is going to buy this?

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

People like Tim Cook. DUH!

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30695; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Even if I still had an Apple Watch, I'd pass in that. I'm a solid color guy. #straightprideiscooltoo

11. kaintae

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

The straight pride watch bands are the regular, unassuming ones that do exactly what they were designed to do.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17050; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yeah, I'd just donate the price directly, they get more money that way, and I wouldn't wind up with a band I'd never wear.

18. baldilocks

Posts: 1425; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

How about giving it to groups that actually feed and clothe people.

22. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

It will sell like a hot cake in US, and even more in EU. Great move from Tim Cook. Apple is the boss of the colors. Can't innovate ..my a$$!

23. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I hope you really don't think making a rainbow watch band is innovation, LMFAO

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