Black Milanese loop makes a premature appearance on Apple Stores, expected to go on sale in a week

Black Milanese loop makes a premature appearance on Apple Stores, expected to go on sale in a week
The Apple Watch is obviously getting a new and stylish band: a black version of the Milanese loop.

The new band made a stealthy appearance on a number of Apple Stores. It surface online in the Czech, Hungarian and Portuguese Apple Stores, and given that there is no official announcement or confirmation from Apple itself, this seems like a leak that the otherwise secretive company has somehow allowed.

Currently, the Milanese loop band is offered only in silver and costs $150. We expect that the black version will also carry the same $150 price.

The ship date that appears in the listing on the Apple Store (it's now been pulled) suggests Apple will start officially selling these new bands officially next week.


source: 9to5Mac

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10 Comments

1. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Man, I might get this for my stainless. Looks hot!

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's well known that you would buy anything that Apple sells at any price. That is your prerogative and your money. However on Amazon you can purchase a Milanese loop band for $20 USD. They even sell them for regular watches as well. So you can give $150 to Apple or $20 to Amazon. Not to mention you have to layout alot for Apples watch to begin with.

8. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

That right there. I think Apple may have made a typo when entering their prices by adding an extra zero: a leather band that, anywhere else, would cost $15 costs $150. A steel link bracelet that, anywhere else, would cost $45 is $450. Instead of fixing the typo though Tim went "f*ck it, they'll pay whatever anyways. Let's see how much we can make."

9. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

The band is really nice but match still look so ugly!

2. Takeharu

Posts: 288; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Although I'm not a fan of the Apple Watch I have to admit that those Milanese Loop bands are awesome!

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

On Amazon you can purchase a Milanese loop band for $20 USD. They also sell them for regular watches or other smart watches as well. So giving Apple $150 is just stupid on anyone's part.

3. Mrmark

Posts: 407; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Is this really news worthy ? Amazon's selling before Apple

4. pradhanmn

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

They should remove the sport line up and make the stainless steel ones as base model

7. Rydsmith unregistered

I actually disagree with this one actually. The sports model is quite a bit lighter than the stainless steel model which is important for some.

10. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Milanese loop is the best Apple Watch band imo except for the price lol

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