Apple Celebrates Black History Month With New Apple Watch Sport Loop, New Watch Face, More

Apple Celebrates Black History Month With New Apple Watch Sport Loop, New Watch Face, More

As is traditional, Apple will release special-edition Apple Watch and iPhone content and accessories for Black History Month in February. Apple will release a new Apple Watch Black Unity Sport Loop, a matching watch face, and iPhone wallpaper. The company will also release Apple Maps Guides, TV/film and podcast collections, and more.

Apple commemorates Black History Month with exclusive content and curated launches celebrating Black culture and community. Starting today, customers can show their support with this year’s Black Unity Collection, which includes a special-edition Apple Watch Black Unity Sport Loop, alongside a new matching watch face and iPhone wallpaper. Beginning in February, all-new activations — including a series of Apple Maps Guides created by the Smithsonian, TV and film collections curated by Dr. Jelani Cobb, and more will be available to explore. Additionally, through its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI), Apple is expanding its support of five organizations focused on uplifting Black and Brown communities by unlocking creative potential through technology.

The Black Unity Sport Loop features the word “Unity” woven abstractly into the band using red, green, and black yarns that pay homage to the Pan-African flag, while a unique layering of yarns lends a sense of three-dimensionality to the letters. Additionally, the Unity Mosaic watch face incorporates geometric shapes in green, black, red, and yellow, and as the minutes change, each number uses pieces of other numbers to morph into new forms. iPhone users can also show their support with the new Unity wallpaper for their Lock Screen.

The Black Unity Sport Loop is available to order now from Apple priced at $49. Apple Stores will have limited availability starting January 24.

Apple also still offers the Black Unity Braided Solo Loop and the Black Unity Sport Band.

New iPhone Black Unity Wallpaper and Apple Watch face will be arriving “next week” for iPhone 8 and later and Apple Watch Series 4 and later.

Your iPhone will need to be running iOS 16.3 and Apple Watch will need to be running watchOS 9.3 to use the wallpaper and watch face.

Apple is also celebrating Black History Month with a number of resources to learn and explore from Apple Maps, the App Store, Apple TV, Fitness+, Podcasts, Music, Books, and more.