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.

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21 Comments

1. Vokilam

Posts: 1140; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I never understood how all the basic colors became "pride" symbol.. What if I wanted my stuff to be multicolored - everyone gonna assume I was one of them - which would suck because I hate awkward conversations. Just thinking.

2. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

It's become a symbol within the gay community I believe through a designer (correct me if I'm wrong) and is now global recognized as such. Each color has it's own meaning also? I could be entirely wrong.

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_flag_(LGBT_movement) Not a designer, but an artist and there are more (and older) uses of the flag/colour scheme. The colours reflect the diversity of the community. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_flag

7. Vokilam

Posts: 1140; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

thanks that was informative guys my biggest gripes is the fact that I do love to design with colors - but it screams "gay" to anyone who sees my phone case or my shirts, or my mountain bike. while it has absolutely nothing to do with it - i have to nicely decline conversations (if you know what i mean). i know its too late, but they should rethink using ALL damn colors in such a vague way - make a logo using all colors or something, not just buncha stripes dont get me wrong, its a free country, do what you will, more power to you, but man they claimed a very vague design to identify themselves.

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You could design a logo/colour scheme that means I love colours but not men and hope it catches on so you can fly under the gaydar ;)

9. Vokilam

Posts: 1140; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

LOL haha

18. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

When can us straight folk and majority groups get our own watch face?

20. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

When us straight people give up basic human rights and privileges as long as gay people have done so. Until then stop whining

13. gamehead unregistered

lol now im interested too

21. ShadowUnleashed

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 08, 2018

Agreed. I love the rainbow, it's a very beautiful thing. But I'm afraid to use multicolored stuff like wallpapers or decorations because I don't want people to assume I'm gay, which sucks =/

3. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Ugh. Enough of the virtue signaling, and special little groups that need to be catered to.

4. mootu

Posts: 1443; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Amen! One of the few things that you have said on here that i agree with you 100%.

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Well, virtue signalling is just good marketing on Apple's end. They are king at that.

10. someguy2261

Posts: 250; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Yep, like I always said Apple is gay. I think they still under the cover and sending us clues.

11. someguy2261

Posts: 250; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Apple should call their phone system GayOS instead of IOS. To show how down with Gays their are. I think they really down with them if you know what mean.LoL

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Stupid comment, and not even remotely funny. Asshole...know what I mean.

19. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

We didn't know you were gay. Sorry.

12. Jrod99

Posts: 707; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Need some new watch faces. Nothing political. Just some new options.

14. gamehead unregistered

Was about to say this. Give us third party faces ffs.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple, give us some cool third party faces. The stock ones are cool, but let the devs have at it. I want more info on my modular face too, see wassup on Monday.

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