Along with revealing the new Black Unity Sport Band for the Apple Watch, the company also announced that watchOS 10.3—which includes the brand-new Unity Bloom watch face—will be available starting next week.
The announcement was made by Apple as part of a feature announcing that as part of its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, it will grant grants to the National Museum of African American Music, Battersea Arts Centre, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Studio Museum in Harlem, Ghetto Film School, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Apple also revealed its new Black Unity Sport Band for the year, as has become customary every year. It has red, green, and yellow abstract flowers. Apple claims that the band is “Inspired by the rich cultural diversity of Black communities around the world” and that each band is uniquely different from the others due to a special layering technique. The band’s pin has a carbon finish applied to it and is engraved with the phrases “Truth, Power, Solidarity.”
Currently available is Black Unity Sport Band
Available for purchase now on Apple.com and through the Apple Store app, the new Black Unity Sport Band will retail for $49 in select Apple Stores starting on January 23. S/M and M/L sizes are available in 41mm or 45mm diameters. It therefore fits both the Series 9 and Ultra 2, Apple Watch models that are now the best, as well as those from earlier generations.
The company declared that the beta version of watchOS 10.3 will be available starting the week of January 22. The new Unity Bloom watch face, which matches the band, will be included in that update. Along with the Unity Bloom wallpapers, Apple has also produced matching iPad and iPhone versions, which will be available in iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3, which are scheduled for release next week.