Apple launches Spring-themed Apple Watch bands, Nike Sport straps now sold separately

Apple today expanded its offering of first-party Apple Watch bands with all-new Spring-themed straps. Featuring a new Striped Woven Nylon band, among the other ones, the new bands are available to order starting today from apple.com and for purchase at select Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and carriers in late March.

Additionally, Nike Sport bands can now be purchased separately and the beautifully crafted Apple Watch Hermès bands are now available in striking new colors, too.

Apple Watch Hermés Collection available for sale online this Friday

Beginning this Friday, acquiring an Apple Watch model from the Apple Watch Hermés Collection will no longer require a visit to a physical Apple Store. That’s because you’ll be able to order an Apple Watch Hermés directly from the comforts of your own home.

According to a report from fashion news outlet Fashionista, the Apple Watch Hermés, which actually includes three models—the Single tour, Double tour, and Cuff—will all be available for sale on both Hermés’ and Apple’s online store. That’s big news, because previously, only a few physical Apple Stores in select big cities, along with Hermés boutiques, even carried models from the collection.

Watch: Apple Watch Hermès unboxing video

The special Apple Watch Hermès became available for sale in select locations across the globe yesterday, and we now have a first look at it in this unboxing video.

The watch comes in a bright orange packaging very similar to that of the Stainless Steel Apple Watch, with some extra Hermès branding added to justify the price tag.