Limited edition Black Unity Apple Watch Series 6 stocks are running low

Black Unity Apple Watch S
Black Unity Apple Watch S (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • The Black Unity Apple Watch Series 6 is beginning to sell out.
  • The 44mm version of the watch is already sold out completely.

The limited edition Black Unity Apple Watch Series 6 is becoming more difficult to get hold of, with the 44mm version currently sold out entirely.

First spotted by Brazilian journalist Pedro Henrique Nunes, stocks are very difficult to come by and anyone looking to get their hands on this particular model should probably look to place an order sooner rather than later.

Apple announced the limited edition Apple Watch Series 6 in January but never said how limited it would be. The watch was announced to celebrate Black History month.

Apple is introducing the Black Unity Collection, designed to celebrate and acknowledge Black history and Black culture. The collection includes a limited-edition Apple Watch Series 6, the Black Unity Sport Band, and a Unity watch face. As part of this effort, Apple is supporting six global organizations to help advance their missions in promoting and achieving equality and civil rights in the US and around the world: Black Lives Matter Support Fund via the Tides Foundation; European Network Against Racism; International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights; Leadership Conference Education Fund; NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.; and Souls Grown Deep. The Black Unity Collection pays homage to the rich tradition and craft of quilting in the Black community and celebrates the colors of the Pan-African flag: red for the blood that unites people of the African Diaspora and was shed for their liberation, black for the people whose existence is affirmed by the flag, and green for the vibrant natural wealth of Africa, the Motherland. The Black Unity Sport Band is made from individual pieces of colored fluoroelastomer, which are assembled by hand and compression-molded into one. The Unity watch face creates an ever-changing pattern that dynamically shifts as Apple Watch moves.

There are of course other Apple Watch models to buy right now, not least the standard Apple Watch Series 6 model. That's currently the best Apple Watch money can buy and that will remain the case until later this year. At that point we'd expect Apple Watch Series 7 to be announced although we don't yet know what that will offer.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.