The birds are chirping. The flowers blooming. It can mean only one thing: new Apple Watch bands.
Every spring, Apple likes to mix up its smartwatch straps with new seasonal colors, but this year it's refreshing the whole lineup of Sport, Sport Loop, Nike+, Hermès and more.
The Apple Watch Sport Band now comes in blue, papaya, and spearmint colors, while the Sport Loop (that's the soft breathable band with the hook-and-loop) comes in spearmint, lilac, papaya, or cerulean. All of these cost $49.
As for the new Nike+ straps, there's "Teal Tint/Tropical", "Spruce Fog/Vintage Lichen" and "Black/Hyper Grape". Translation: here they are in order.
Those also cost $49. Then we've got three new colors for Apple's Modern Buckle strap - cornflower (light blue), sunset (orange), lilac - and two new Leather Loop options also in cornflower and sunset. These are pricier at $149.
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And finally, Apple's adding some new Hermès straps in Single and Double Tour, which you can now pick up in pink and blue gradient options. Those colors will also match the new gradient watch faces arriving in the next watchOS 5.2 update.
Look at them, there. Lovely stuff. You can purchase all of Apple's new bands on its store starting today, where you can also view all of the straps we've mentioned. They'll also be available to buy in Apple's retail stores later this month.
The new Watch bands arrive alongside a slew of other Apple devices - no one told us this would be Apple Week - including the new AirPods.