Apple Announces New Apple Watch Straps, Drop In Starting Price At ‘Let Us Loop You In’ Event

//Apple Announces New Apple Watch Straps, Drop In Starting Price At ‘Let Us Loop You In’ Event

Apple Announces New Apple Watch Straps, Drop In Starting Price At ‘Let Us Loop You In’ Event

Update: Today’s news does also include an Apple Watch software update. According to Apple, once iOS 9.3 is installed on your iPhone, you can install watchOS 2.2 on your Apple Watch. This update includes support for pairing multiple watches to one phone, improvements to Maps, and new language support, as well as other improvements and bug fixes.

Today in Cupertino, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a few updates to the Apple Watch, including a variety of new straps, and, perhaps most interestingly, a drop in the starting price for the Apple Watch Sport. The announcement did not include a new device, which is widely speculated to be in the pipeline for later this year.

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The new bands, which will join the existing Sport Band, Leather, and Milanese and Link stainless steel options, include new versions of the Sport and Leather bands, a Space Black version of the Milanese Loop (see above), and a brand new line of woven nylon bands available in seven colors (below).

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Additionally, Cook announced that the Apple Watch will now start at $299 – down from the existing $349. Is this simply a move aimed at putting the Apple Watch on more wrists, or an indication that a new device is headed our way in the near future? We shall have to wait and see.

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The new woven nylon straps are priced at $49, while the Space Black Milanese Loop is priced at $199. For more info on the new Apple Watch bands, go to Apple.com.

For more on the Apple Watch, read Benjamin Clymer’s initial thoughts from 2014 here; to read all about Jack Forster’s problem getting it off his wrist, go here.

(Lead photo: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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