At last: Apple has released Sport Bands for Apple Watches that go beyond Lime-Green Slurpee, Salmon Tartare, and Carolina Blue.
I wasted no time ordering two colors I’d been waiting for: the Midnight Blue and (PRODUCT) RED. Both are $49. If you see a new band you’d like, you might not want to waste time, either.
When I ordered both at 1:02 p.m. Pacific time today, I was told the Red band would ship Sept. 18 to 22. Apple’s site now says the band will be available to ship in 3-4 weeks. My Midnight Blue band is due to ship Sept. 18 to 25. But if you order it now, it will arrive in 3-4 weeks as well.
Here’s what to expect with other new Sport Band colors:
* Walnut — 1-2 weeks
* Stone — 5-7 business days
* Antique White — 1-2 weeks
* Fog — 1-2 weeks
* Turquoise — 1-2 weeks
* Vintage Rose — 5-6 weeks
* Lavender — 1-2 weeks
* Orange — 1-2 weeks
Some of these colors still seem kind of blah to me: Fog? I see enough of that in San Francisco. Stone? It’s a pale, pale gray brown. And while the Lavender is OK, where is full throttle Purple? That was the third color on my Apple Watch Sport Band wish list.