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Apple Watch gets new bands and lower price

Apple Watch smartwatch with new band, March 2016
Apple Watch with new band
This wearable now retails starting at $299 USD, also featuring a few new woven nylon bands and the new Milanese Loop in space black finish.

Apple estimates that up to one-third of all Apple Watch users change the bands on a regular basis, so the company has just added a few extra choices for them. On the other hand, the Cupertino-based company also adjusted the price of its wearable to make it more attractive to potential buyers, so now the Apple Watch starts $50 USD lower.

During yesterday's iPhone SE & 9.7-inch iPad Pro launch event, Apple also announced that the new starting price of the Apple Watch is $299 USD. Unfortunately, they did not unveil any new smart wearable. However, a new woven nylon band arrived yesterday, next to new colors for the sport and leather bands, as well as the new space black Milanese Loop band that leaked online back in January. The new nylon band uses four layers and comes "with a comfortable, fabric-like feel in seven vibrant colors."

The woven nylon band has a price of $49 USD, the Milanese Loop starts at $149 USD. The new colors for the sport and leather bands do not change their prices - $49 USD and $149 USD.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-22 (Update: 2016-03-22)