The Space Black color is now available for Sport models, and the Watch now comes in a special Product Red variant, with a bright red band. Apple’s quest towards making more high-end models as well as classy ones with a range of case and band options isn’t without objective.
Apple detailed the software update at WWDC 2015, which include long awaited custom watch faces, a nifty nightstand mode, and the most important feature, native apps. Apple also announced new Apple Watch bands and finishes, available today in 24 countries, and revealed a partnership with luxury-goods maker Hermes to bring its Double Tour bands-along with classic Hermes faces unique to those bands-to the Watch platform. These include new Gold and Rose Gold colour options for the Apple Watch Sport Edition, a bunch of new straps in various pastel colors and new premium hand-stitched leather straps from the Hermes fashion company. Rose gold and gold anodized aluminum will enter the scene at the same price as other sport models starting at $349.
Best of all, this new design is priced at the same as the Apple Watch Sport. These city backgrounds will change depending on the time of day, sync to the Apple Watch wearer’s own time.
Apple was joined by makers of an app called Airstrip One on stage to show how native third party apps could be used.
There have already been 10,000 apps for the Apple Watch produced, and social media platforms like Facebook are coming to the watch. The Apple Watch Sport silver aluminum is now available with new orange or blue Sport Bands, the company announced.
The stainless steel Apple Watch collection offers a variety of new bands including a two-toned Classic Buckle in black or saddle brown. Apple WatchOS 2 will be rolling out to all existing owners on September 16. If you’re an Apple Watch user, keep an eye peeled for watchOS 2 which will start rolling out a week from today.