Apple honors Black History Month with Black Unity watch band
(Pocket Ribbon) – In honor of Black History Month in the US, Apple is introducing a special band for Apple Watch owners that you can purchase now.
The company has released a limited edition $99 Black Unity Braided Solo Loop featuring the colors of the Pan African flag in a stretchy black strap.
There’s also a free, downloadable Unity Lights face that comes with it. Apple said it is the first face to use “2D ray tracing”. That means the screen “simulates the light and shadow falling over it and the movement of the hands simultaneously reveals and hides the light, changing dynamically throughout the day.”
There are also several customization options, including the option to choose between a full screen or circular watch face and black and white color options.
Finally, Apple said it will soon be making Afrofuturism-inspired wallpapers available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac via Apple.com, and is planning a variety of content for Black History Month on Apple Podcasts, Apple Music, and more. Keep in mind that in USm Black History Month starts February 1 and ends March 1.
The Black Unity Braided Solo Loop is now available at Apple’s site and in the Apple Store app. The Unity Lights watch face is also available in the Watch app.
Written by Maggie Tillman.