AppleInsider reports that Apple has today announced a new range of seasonal bands for the Apple Watch in a variety of colours and designs, as well as making the Nike Sport Band available to buy separately without being bundled with the Nike edition Apple Watch.
Starting off with the new Apple Watch sport bands, all of which cost $49, the new colours are Camellia, Pebble, and Azure.
The special edition Nike sport perforated bands are also priced at $49, and are available in Black/Volt, Anthracite/Black, and Pure Platinum/White.
Apple is offering six new spring colours for the woven nylon band range, also all priced at $49.
These are: Orange, Berry, Red, Pollen, Tahoe Blue, and Midnight Blue.
As far as the higher-end bands are concerned, Apple is offering new $149 classic leather bands and $489 Hermès Leather collection bands.
First off with the classic leather bands, they are now available in seven new options: Saddle Brown, Berry, Taupe, Sapphire, Red, Midnight Blue, and Black. The new Hermès Leather bands are Fauve Barenia and Blue Zéphyr Epsom.
Meanwhile, in another report today, AppleInsider also noted that as well as introducing a whole new range of choices in Apple Watch bands, Apple has cut back on the choice of bands that are bundled with a new Apple Watch, with only a Milanese Loop or Sport Band available with a Series 2 watch. The previous options such as the Classic Buckle, Leather Loop, and Link Bracelet, are all still available to buy separately, you just won’t be able to choose them to go with your new watch right out of the box. However, if you’re quick, you might still be able to get some of the old bundles, as AppleInsider says that it has heard from an anonymous source that some Apple Stores still have old stock of the previous bundles that they have been allowed to sell.
Sources: Apple Watch Nike Sport band now sold separately for $49, joins new spring lineup
In-box band options for new Apple Watch buyers cut down to Sport, Milanese Loop