Nov 20, 2017

With the release of the Series 3, Apple released a set of new Nylon/Velcro Sport Loops which are the most comfortable Apple Watch bands released to date. Unfortunately, these new Sport Loops are only bundled in with the Cellular Apple watch so that means if you get a normal Series 3, Series 2, or Series 1 you will have to shell out a little over $50 for one band which is insane.

[caption width="3671" align="aligncenter"] Apple Watch Sport Loop in Black, Fake[/caption]

I’d been waiting for a fake/copy to pop up on Amazon and it finally did! It’s called the Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop with Hook and Loop Fastener and it comes in all of Apple’s original colors which I couldn’t believe so I purchased a pink and a black one to see how close they come to Apple’s version. Basically, it’s the exact same thing but for $16. The colors are exactly the same but more importantly, the way the velcro is laid out and how the band feels is also exactly the same! This is the first band I’ve bought on Amazon that actually looks like an Apple product without branding.

[caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Band, That redness is exactly like Apple's Color[/caption][caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Apple Watch Sport Loop, Just Like The Real Thing[/caption]

If you have been wanting a sport loop then you can confidently buy these knowing you are getting the same thing as Apple but without the hefty price tag. It’s ideal for working out and sleeping but I bought mine mainly for sleeping since it makes the watch so much more comfortable than any other band. You can get one here on Amazon. Just as a tip, the black one is like the one I am wearing in the picture and isn’t completely black (just how Apple’s is), I believe dark olive is more of a darker gray/black.

How To: Install iOS 8 Beta on Your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad [For Developers]

Apple has officially announced iOS 8 and it is now available for download to those that are registered as iOS Developers with Apple. If you don’t have a developers account, go to this guide. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to get the iOS 8 onto your iDevice of choice…

  1. First off, make sure you have signed up for a US$99/year iOS Developer account with Apple.
  2. Connect your device of choice, open up iTunes, and select your device from the left pane.
  3. Option click on “Serial Number” and then right click to copy the UDID (a long string of numbers and letters).
  4. Log in to your developer account. Click Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, then click devices, and then the plus sign at the top to add a device. ( Or login and go to and then click the plus sign at the top to add a device.)
  5. Paste your UDID into the “UDID” field and give your device a name in the “Name” field.  Click Continue.
  6. Download the latest version of iTunes and locate the corresponding beta for your device and download the file.
  7. When the download is complete you will have a .dmg file that you need to double click.
  8. You will see a .ipsw file. Copy the .ipsw to your hard drive.
  9. Go back to iTunes and select your device again. Make sure to back up your device at this point!
  10. Hold down the Option key and click the Restore 0r Update (I prefer to do a full restore) button in iTunes.
  11. A window should have popped up. Now locate the .ipsw file and double click it!
  12. The iOS 8 beta installation will begin. Don’t disconnect your device or close iTunes until iOS 8 has been installed on the device!

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