In an unusual and unexpected turn for Apple, the maker of the watch that everybody is talking about has opened up the proprietary design for the way that bands connect to the Apple Watch.

This is great news for those who find the price of additional straps and bands a little to high to swallow, not to mention those that do not fit the standard sizes except the pricey Milanese loop (ahem…cough, cough).

Of course, the quality of third party bands will vary hugely, but we are looking forward to what emerges from the creative warehouses of accessory makers who can afford to be a bit wilder than Apple ever could.

 

Take a look at Apple’s developer page for those interested in making bands:

https://developer.apple.com/watch/bands/

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