Apple Watch to get a Pride face on June 4th, but you can have it now
With the release of iOS 11.4 and watchOS 4.3.1, we can now show you the new Pride face for the Apple Watch. The official unveiling of this new option is not expected to take place until June 4th, which is when WWDC 2018 opens its doors. However, there is a way to get this new face today and we will give you the details later in this article. The new face has been described in the latest iOS build as being "inspired by the rainbow flag." It shows thin wisps of colors that shimmy together to form solid strands of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet (or ROY G. BIV, which is how we learned the colors of the rainbow back in grade school). Everytime the screen is tapped, the colors move in a different way.
Apple is a strong supporter of LGBTQ rights, and happens to have one of the most well known gay CEOs in the business world in Tim Cook. Last year, Apple released a special Pride Edition Woven Nylon band for the Apple Watch. Priced at $49 for both the 38mm and 42mm versions, part of the proceeds went to LGBTQ groups. Apple stopped carrying the item last September.
If you can't wait until June 4th, there is a way to get the Pride face on your Apple Watch now. Go to Settings > General > Date & Time. Disable the option to automatically set the date and time, and change the date to June 5th or later. Keep in mind that doing this could result in the loss of health data on your timepiece.