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  • Images of an Apple Watch band that never made it to production have emerged online.
  • The sports version was reportedly available in red and white. There was also a leather version in brown, red, and ultraviolet.
  • The band may have been canceled due to production difficulties and other problems

It’s not unusual for a company to create a design, cancel it for whatever reason, and then move on to something else. What is uncommon, however, is actually getting to see the product the company discarded. But a new leak appears to give us a look at an abandoned Apple Watch band design that never made it to production.

A tipster who goes by @StellaFudge on X (formerly Twitter) has shared multiple images of what they say is the “Apple Deployment Band.” The tipster claims that there are different types of this band, and less than 15 are known to exist.