This magnetic lapel “pin” features the Swift programming logo in bright red on a black metal background. Although it looks like a lapel pin, it uses a strong magnet, instead of a pin, to attach.
The pin measures 24x17mm and is on a 3-inch white cardboard square in a clear plastic pouch.
Apple describes Swift as “The powerful programming language that’s also easy to learn.” In addition, “Swift is a powerful and intuitive programming language for all Apple platforms. It’s easy to get started using Swift, with a concise-yet-expressive syntax and modern features you’ll love. Swift code is safe by design and produces software that runs lightning-fast.”
This pin was distributed at an Apple Education event that discussed different uses of Swift programming in K–12 school programs.
On May 9, 2023, Apple introduced this new Apple Watch Pride Edition Sport Band. This Sport Band was introduced along with a matching watch face and iOS wallpaper. The design is a first for Apple and includes the most colors ever incorporated into a Sport Band. Apple described the Sport Band:
“…the new Sport Band design showcases the original pride flag rainbow colors and five others — black and brown symbolize Black and Latin 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.”
Even the band’s manufacturing process is unique to this design:
“This year’s design integrates a joyful rainbow of geometric shapes on a white base, which are compression-molded into the final band. In the forming process, the base material flows around each individual shape, creating small variations in their layout. No two bands are exactly alike, reflecting the individuality of all members of the LGBTQ+ community.”
The following organizations are supported by Apple’s sales of this Sport Band:
The Apple Watch Sport Band was made from a flexible rubber material called fluoroelastomer with a metal pin closure. Sizes ranged from S/M, M/L, or L/XL. When purchasing an Apple Watch Sport Band, the S/M and M/L sizes are included in the box, allowing the band to fit wrists 140–210 mm. This example is the less common L/XL size.
Apple describes the Apple Watch Sport band:
“Made from a custom high-performance fluoroelastomer, the Sport Band is durable and strong, yet surprisingly soft. The smooth, dense material drapes elegantly across your wrist and feels comfortable next to your skin. An innovative pin-and-tuck closure ensures a clean fit.”
The Apple Watch Sport band has been available in the most colors so far. As of July 2022, 113 Apple Sport Band colors were available with an additional 37 Nike Sport Band colors (according to the Bandbreite app).
This example is Midnight, Apple’s current name for “black.” It includes L/XL size bands for the 45mm Apple Watch, and is also compatible with earlier larger-sized Apple Watch models.
This Apple IIc pin is cast in gold metal and printed with the 6-color Apple logo. The pin is 17mm square on a primarily red field. The font used for the words “The Apple IIc” is likely Univers 47 (Condensed Oblique), the font used in the Apple IIc’s marketing and on the computer’s keyboard.
The back of the lapel pin uses a protruding perpendicular pin with a butterfly clutch to secure the pin to clothing.
This multicolor Apple logo pin is cast in gold metal, printed with the 6-color Apple logo, and is in its original packaging. The pin is attached to a square card printed with the words “MADE IN U.S.A.” and in sealed plastic.
The pin is roughly in the shape of Apple’s classic logo and measures 12mm x 15mm. The back of the lapel pin uses a protruding perpendicular pin with a butterfly clutch to secure the pin to clothing.
This small square lapel pin uses raised gold metal and a primarily black background with a design featuring a red enamel Apple logo, an original Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) Mouse, and the words “Apple Desktop Publishing” cast in the Apple Garamond font.
The pin measures 16mm square. The back of the lapel pin uses a protruding perpendicular pin with a butterfly clutch to secure the pin to clothing.
I have four Apple button designs in my collection that are rectangle or square.
Power Macintosh (c. 1995) This button is 5.4×5.4 cm, featuring an image of a 1995-era Power Macintosh computer and Apple monitor over a background of flames with the words Power Macintosh in the Apple Garamond font.
Windows 95 = Macintosh ‘89 (c. 1995) This button is black and white and measures 5.2×7.8 cm, featuring the classic multicolor Apple logo along with the words Windows 95 = Macintosh ’89 in the Apple Garamond font.
Yum. (c. 1999) This button is white and measures 5.2×7.8 cm, featuring the word Yum. in the Apple Garamond font and five iMac computers in all five colors, tangerine, lime, strawberry, blueberry, and grape.
G5 It’s here. (2005) This button is black and measures 5.2×7.8 cm, featuring the G5 logo and the words It’s here. in the Myriad Apple font.