Apple has released the Black Unity Braided Solo Loop, and the Unity Lights watch faces

by Ijlala Maqbool

Apple released the Watch Series 6 Black Unity limited edition last year to commemorate Black History and culture, and the company has now announced the Black Unity Braided Solo Loop for its smartwatches.

Apple Watch Black Unity Braided Solo Loop was created by members and allies of Apple’s Black creative community. According to Apple, the watch was made by weaving together 16,000 recycled yarn and silicone threads with precision-braiding machinery. The Solo Loop also has a laser-etched Black Unity message on the lugs and Pan-African flag colors woven into the strap, which appears as speckled light across the black band.

Apple says the strap’s design “symbolizes a communal belief in the necessity for a more equitable world.” The company also unveiled the Unity Lights watch face, which was created using 2D ray tracing.

The Unity Lights watch face can be customized to have a full-screen or circular dial, as well as black and white, tick marks, a monogram, and up to four complications.

Apple also released Afrofuturism-inspired wallpapers for Mac, iPad, and iPhone users to show their support for Black History Month.

Returning to the Black Unity Braided Loop, it costs $99 and is available in 41mm or 45mm case sizes from Apple’s official website.

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