Many Apple Watch models ‘sold out’ ahead of possible band refresh

“It’s been five months since Apple launched a new line of band options for the Apple Watch alongside the Apple Watch Series 2 and iPhone 7 last September,” Mitchel Broussard reports for MacRumors.

“Now, has a few notable stock shortages of Series 2 bundles and — to a lesser extent — single band options for the Apple Watch, likely indicating an incoming spring collection of Apple Watch bands,” Broussard reports. “New Apple Watch hardware is expected for later in 2017.”

“The same shortage phenomenon occurred last summer, ahead of the new bands that launched in September,” Broussard reports. “Since the original Apple Watch launched, there have been four seasonal [band] collections.”

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MacDailyNews Take: We have yet to find a knockoff band that matches the quality of the corresponding Apple bands they are trying to copy. There’s always something a bit off: color, weight, material(s), magnet strength, etc.

It might not seem like much, but new bands keep Apple Watch fresh in users’, and potential buyers’, eyes and that’s a good thing!


  1. How ’bout a Red White and Blue “Make America Great Again” band. Sell it as the only Apple Watch band Made in America.
    Just look at what the MAGA dress did for sales of the chic’s music. That took some serious balls to wear that dress into that den of intolerant, hateful, so-called entertainers.

      1. The problem is that you somehow think that a combination of unique events that fundamentally happened because of and flourished in the period post war can somehow be generated artificially. There are things that can be done sure to improve and adapt to new realities and stop further degrading, but there is a lot to be thankful for without fanciful and impossible dreams coming into the equation that hide the realistic hopes and expectations that are not to be sniffed at by any means.

    1. Thats why I’ve been helping folks transition off Macs. News like this doesn’t bother them AND they have the option of using the latest graphic cards as soon as they’re available.

  2. Just goes to show you that Apple is now a fashion company. Just like designer clothes, it is pretty amazing to see people gobble up these bands and new bands. Oh well, whatever works for them to line their and their shareholders pockets. After all, it is still a business.

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