Want a different color Sport Band? That'll be $49. Want a 42mm link bracelet? $449.
While it looks like you'll only be able to buy an Apple Watch in a specific configuration from the store, don't fret — you'll be able to swap out bands as they've always promised. You will, have to pay for the privilege.
How much for that privilege? That all depends on what you want. The rubber Sport Band will run $49 regardless of the size or color you opt for. And you can go all the way up to the 42mm link bracelet with its 140 discrete stainless steel components for $449. Between those you'll find the leather straps and the braided stainless steel Milanese loop.
Here's exactly how much you're looking at for each:
- 38mm Sport Band in black, white, pink, blue, or green: $49
- 42mm Sport Band in black, white, pink, blue, or green: $49
- 42mm Leather Loop in bright blue, stone, black, or brown: $149
- 38mm Milanese Loop: $149
- 38mm Modern Buckle band in midnight blue, brown, black, or soft pink: $249
- 42mm Link Bracelet: $449
When it comes to charging, you'll be paying the usual Apple premium for a replacement or additional magnetic charging cable. A one-meter length of cable (wireless magnetic charger on one end, standard USB plug on the other) costs $29, while double the cable will run $39. We suppose if you're spending $17,00 on a 38mm Apple Watch with Edition with the modern buckle band that gets 18 hours battery life, what's an extra $10 for another meter of cable?