In June of last year, Apple launched a Pride Edition Apple Watch strap, with the proceeds going towards pro-LGBTQ groups.
Now, the company may be ready to offer up another Pride-related element for the Apple Watch, this time in terms of a new watch face. As first revealed today by 9to5Mac, code discovered within the recently released iOS 11.3 indicates that Apple is planning on including a Pride watch face, which will include “ribbons of pride undulate independently in surprising patterns as they approach consolidation”. There is no definitive way of knowing, based on the code itself, when Apple is planning on launching the new watch face, but it may arrive later this week when Apple releases watchOS 4.3 to the public.
The string of code itself was found within an accessibility bundle, in which Apple uses to provide audio descriptions of iOS features to those who need it.
Here is the code in question:
As mentioned above, Apple did released iOS 11.3 today. However, it isn’t available to the public just yet. Apple appears to have launched the Golden Master version of the software, but didn’t make it available to developer or public beta testers. Instead, the software appears to be available only for the new 9.7-inch iPad that the company announced recently.
When Apple actually releases iOS 11.3 to the public, you’ll see that post. You didn’t miss anything today.
Unfortunately we don’t get to see what the new watch face looks like yet, considering we’re only hearing about it via a code discovery. But the description sounds like it should be a nice addition to the watch face mix. And we will probably get to see it later this week, at least.