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Apple may be creating a watch band exchange program for Watch owners

For those who would prefer a different watchband, Apple had created an exchange program to switch out bands with others.

A majority of Apple Watch wearers have been happy with the new device, but some people ended up making the decision to purchase the smartwatch with a different band than they originally wanted due to shipping constraints. Some versions shipped far sooner than others, and for the people who could not wait for theirs to arrive, trade offs had to be made.

Because of the buyer's remorse some are experiencing, Apple is reportedly developing a watchband exchange program, where unsatisfied users can swap bands with others looking to trade too. There are some other third party websites dedicated to this already, like iBandSwap, and wearers can alternatively buy the band they want outright. This, however, can be expensive, and certain ones may be hard to find on sites like eBay. It is probably the only way to have two watch bands for a single Apple Watch.

A few of the expected constraints are that users can not exchange bands outside of the collection of Watch, meaning Sport users can not trade for one of the bands from the more expensive versions of the device. Other expected rules are that band swapping must be done within the two week return period, and the exchange can not be made as a way to configure a Watch for a customer. Third party sites are great for this, but if Apple creates its own program for exchanging bands, it could make up for the shipping issues the company experienced early on.


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Joseph Lambert, 2015-05-13 (Update: 2015-05-13)