Apple has begun promoting approved lugs for its Apple Watch by way of Avnet, a 3rd-social gathering distributor. The lugs may be deployed by third-get together Apple Watch band makers to create the accent for the smartwatch.
The lugs being bought by Avnet are composed of chrome steel and have the phrases “Made for Apple Watch” etched throughout in laser to validate its authenticity.
The lugs can solely be utilized in third-celebration watch bands that conform to Apple’s Band Design Tips commonplace for its smartwatch. The official tips from Apple don’t simply specify the size of the watch band, but in addition requirements of the fabric getting used, the performance and sturdiness.
“Correct meeting of the lug is important to make sure your band securely attaches to the Apple Watch. Improper meeting might end in injury to the Apple Watch,” notes Apple in its lug meeting tips.
Accent producers may even possible be required to purchase the Pentalobe 1.1 screwdriver being bought by Avnet. These are wanted for the meeting of the lug and price $ 12.65 for a unit.
Third-social gathering watch band makers can buy each the 42mm and 38mm variants in bulk in tons that may differ from 25 to 200. The price of the lugs is $ 278.75 for 25 units ($ 11.15 per set) of the 38mm variations and $ 1836 for 200 units ($ 9.18 per set).
The price of the lugs for the 42mm variations is $ 282.25 for 25 units ($ 11.33 per set) and $ 1866 for 200 units.
The chrome steel lugs are compliant with the Apple Watch Version, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch variations. Per Avnet, a single watch band requires one set i.e. two Apple Watch lugs
Whereas Avnet lists the chrome steel lugs for buy on its web site, presently the Area Black, Area Grey, Rose Gold and Yellow Gold lugs aren’t out there on the market.
At present, Avnet gives supply of the merchandise in two weeks. To place your order for the watch band lugs head to Avnet’s web site.
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Source : Techtimes