Apple Watch bands in summer colors go official alongside snazzy new iPad and iPhone cases
You'd be forgiven for initially ignoring some of Apple's lower-key announcements made during the company's jam-packed WWDC opening event yesterday, but as the dust starts to settle on the iPadOS, iOS 13, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13 formal debut, you might be interested to know a new summer collection of Apple Watch bands is also here.
This is nowhere near as extensive and varied as the spring lineup announced back in, well, spring, but it does include three bright and eye-catching hues capable of creating a nice contrast with your more somber Apple Watch case paint jobs. These are Dragon Fruit (aka pink), Cornflower (aka blue), and Canary Yellow (aka bright yellow), each of which can be had on a Sport Band or a Sport Loop in exchange for the standard $49 charge.
A fourth new option is more than a fashion statement or a celebration of the warm season, reiterating Apple's support for the LGBTQ community. While Pride Edition Apple Watch bands are obviously nothing new, this is actually the first time we're getting a rainbow-colored Sport Loop. Available in 40 and 44mm sizes, the smartwatch accessory is priced the same as all "standard" Sport Loops, the difference being Apple plans to make donations in celebration of this special band edition to a number of LGBTQ advocacy organizations.
Meanwhile, as noticed by MacRumors, Apple has also discreetly added a Cornflower option for iPad mini 5 and iPad Air Smart Covers, as well as Canary Yellow, Dragon Fruit, and Cornflower hues for iPhone XS and XS Max silicone cases. That ups the grand total of Smart Cover colors to five, while the newest high-end iPhone models can be protected using one of 15, yes, 15 different silicone cases. The prices are the same and availability is already underway.
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