Apple Watch Braided Solo Loop Pride Edition (44mm, Size 12, 2021)

The Apple Watch Braided Solo Loop is Apple’s first Braided Solo Loop to feature multiple colors in the same band. Like all Braided Solo Loop designs, the band features “stretchable recycled yarn interwoven with silicone threads designed for ultracomfort with no buckles or clasps.” Its multiple colors are explained by Apple to include:

“various Pride flags to represent the breadth of diversity among LGBTQ+ experiences and the history of a movement that has spanned generations. Black and brown symbolize Black and Latinx communities, in addition to those who have passed away from or are living with HIV/AIDS, while light blue, pink, and white represent transgender and nonbinary individuals.”

At the same time this band was released, a matching Apple Watch face was included with the next watchOS update. For the first time, the new face was also accessible from a printed App Clip code in the band packaging.

Apple Watch Pride editions were first introduced in 2016. This version shows that Apple “stands with, supports, and is proudly made up of members of the LGBTQ+ community.” The Pride edition supports “LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations working to bring about positive change, including Encircle, Equality North Carolina, Equality Texas, Gender Spectrum, GLSEN, Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Equality, PFLAG National, SMYAL, and The Trevor Project in the US, as well as ILGA World internationally.”

Sources: Apple (Newsroom, store)

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