Apple’s 2023 Black History Month Collection Is Here Along With iOS 16.3

Apple’s 2023 Black History Month Collection Is Here Along With iOS 16.3

Apple is celebrating Black History Month with the launch of its Black Unity Collection, which includes a special-edition Apple Watch Black Unity Sport Loop, matching iPhone wallpaper, and mosaic watch face. The watch face and wallpaper designs are now available, along with its latest software updates: iOS 16.3 and WatchOS 9.3.

This month, Apple will bring selected Black History Month content to Apple TV, Fitness Plus, Music, Maps, Books, Podcasts, and App Store. The Smithsonian has created a special set of guidebooks that highlight landmarks and events from the civil rights movement, and writer and educator Jelani Cobb has curated a lineup of films for the Apple TV app.

Apple’s $49 Black Unity Sport Loop is available on the website and through the Apple Store app, and it will be in select Apple Stores. The band is compatible with Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 4 or newer and Apple Watch Ultra. To view the Unity Watch Face, you need a Watch Series 4 or later with WatchOS 9.3, an iPhone 8 or later, or an iPhone SE (second generation) or later that runs iOS 16.3.

Apple’s Black Unity Sport Loop spells out the word unity and features the colors of the Pan-African flag.


Along with the new watch face, the Unity iPhone wallpaper is here with the iOS 16.3 update. To run it, you will need an iPhone 8 or later. You can find the wallpaper in the lock screen customization menu. Other new features launching with the software update include parking assistance on Apple Maps, security keys and more ways to use Emergency SOS.

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