In celebration of Black History Month, Apple today released a limited-edition Black Unity Apple Watch Series 6 and a Black Unity Sport Band; both of which are now available to order in the United States and many other countries.
The custom Apple Watch has a Space Gray aluminum case inscribed with the words “Black Unity” on the back. The watch comes with a Black Unity Sport Band that Apple says was inspired by the colors of the Pan-African flag; and the band’s metal pin has a custom laser-etched message that reads “Truth – Power – Solidarity.”
The Apple Watch Series 6 starts at $399, while the Black Unity Sport Band is also available to order separately for $49. Apple said the watch will be available in February only; while the band will remain available throughout the year. Orders are currently estimated to ship in one business day on Apple’s online store.
The limited-edition Apple Watch is complemented by the new; “Unity” watch face in watchOS 7.3, also based on the Pan-African flag.
Apple says it supports organizations dedicated to advancing racial equity and justice in the United States and around the world; including the Black Lives Matter Support Fund via the Tides Foundation; the European Network Against Racism, the International Institute on Race; Equality and Human Rights, the Leadership Conference Education Fund; the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and Souls Grown Deep.