Cult of Mac Magazine: Spiffy iPhone case mimics the original iMac, and more!

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In this week's Cult of Mac Magazine: Spigen's new iPhone X case is inspired by the original iMac G3, bringing some retro charm to Apple's latest handset.
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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: iPhone case-maker Spigen is launching a set of iPhone X cases inspired by the original see-through iMac G3 and the first-generation iPhone.

With a see-through outer shell, Spigen’s Classic C1 resembles the original iMac. The case commemorates the 20th anniversary of the machine, which Apple launched in 1998. The iMac was the first of a string of hit products following Steve Jobs’ return that turned Apple around.

You’ll find that story and more in this issue. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

E3’s leather Apple Watch bands are made the old-fashioned way  

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full line of standard, double wrap, and cuff watch bands designed for Apple Watch Series 1, 2, and 3.
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Whether they are rebuilding vintage motorcycles or crafting Apple Watch bands, the folks at E3 Supply Co. do everything by hand. It’s not that they can’t afford fancy robots to get the job done — the small team of three prefers to do things this way.

Whether working from their shop in Brooklyn, New York, or from the mini leather workshop in the back of their customized 1977 Toyota Chinook, they do things the old-fashioned way. And now Cult of Mac is thrilled to offer E3 Supply’s handcrafted leather Apple Watch bands in our Watch Store.

These silicone Apple Watch bands are perfect for adventure-seekers [Watch Store]

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Carterjett’s Tire Tread Sport Apple Watch Band is the perfect choice for sport and outdoor enthusiasts. And, they come in XXL!
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Cult of Mac Watch Store is proud to feature a growing and evolving collection of the best Apple Watch bands and accessories on the market. And, we’re excited to announce the latest addition to our curated collection of Apple Watch bands: Las Vegas-based Carterjett.

The result of this creative collaboration is Carterjett’s collection of well-made, great looking Apple Watch bands well-suited for sweat and outdoor activity yet stylish enough to take you into the evening. Best yet, these Apple Watch bands are easy on the wallet.

Enjoy 20% off these colorful Apple Watch bands [Mother’s Day Sale]

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A tiny bit of color goes a long way!
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Mother’s Day is here and to mark the occasion, Ullu just released a collection of new colors to its vibrant assortment of handcrafted leather Apple Watch bands. Today only, you’ll save $20 on these beautiful bands in either premium or hand-colored leather.

Check out the full collection in our Watch Store and read on to learn more about Ullu’s amazing hand-colored and premium leather bands for spring. And, take 20 percent off these bands today only.

Luxurious leather makes this Apple Watch band feel buttery-smooth [Review]

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The delicate accent stitching looks great, but there's more to this Apple Watch band than meets the eye. Clessant uses prized Barenia leather from the Haas Tannery in France.
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Best List: Clessant Black Barenia Apple Watch Band

When it comes to fashion, it’s hard to beat basic black. However, sometimes you want a little something extra — a design that adds subtle interest without going over the top. The Clessant Black Barenia Apple Watch band does the trick, thanks to fine off-white stitching that looks almost like racing stripes.

15 Apple Watch-inspired gifts for Mom [Mother’s Day Gift Guide]

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The editors of Cult of Mac Watch Store have rounded up a beautiful collection of Apple Watch bands, chargers and stands specifically picked for Mom in our Mother's Day Gift Guide.  
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Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 13 — mark that down and prepare to pay homage to the woman who gave you life. How about a little something for her Apple Watch?

Cult of Mac has rounded up a beautiful collection of Apple Watch bands, chargers and stands specifically picked for Mom in our Mother’s Day Gift Guide.

If you mother is a nerd, a Luddite, a traveler or style maven, we’ve got you covered. There’s a unique gift for every Apple Watch-loving momma out there, and we can vet for the quality and popularity of these bands and stands. Check out Cult of Mac Watch Store’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide.

Casetify’s nylon Apple Watch bands hit all the marks

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These fabric-like, breathable nylon Apple Watch nylon bands from Casetify are comfortable and long-lasting.
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Nylon bands for Apple Watch are in high demand for their comfort and versatility. Add in great engineering and style, and you’ve got the ideal strap to fit your everyday needs.

Enter Casetify, a company that believes in being radically unique, creating beautifully designed, made-to-order products that are hand-inspected from beginning to end.

The company recently launched its line of Nylon Fabric Bands for Apple Watch, and we’re now featuring them all in our Watch Store. A great value at $40!

Cult of Mac Magazine: Why everyone was so wrong about iPhone X, and more!

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In this week's Cult of Mac Magazine: Everything you heard about iPhone X sales was wrong. In fact, it's Apple's most popular model.
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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: Analysts have been extremely pessimistic about the iPhone X, with almost daily predictions that Apple’s top-of-the-line model was a flop. And they were all dead wrong. Tim Cook just said the iPhone X has been Apple’s best-selling model for every week since it launched, and that sales of all the company’s phones grew last quarter. How did the analysts get it so wrong?

You’ll find that story and more in this issue. Mother’s Day is around the corner on May 13, so check out our Watch Store’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide for on-time shipping. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Nyloon launches Apple Watch bands for extra-large wrists [Watch Store]

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Shop Nyloon's colorfully cool collection of NATO nylon bands for Apple Watch. Shown here is the Preston, one of five new bands available in XL!
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Nyloon is constantly upping its game. Responding to customer feedback, the company regularly adds new styles and patterns to its lineup of extreme-quality nylon Apple Watch bands. And, now they’ve gone a step further to include a lineup of extra-large straps to fit even the biggest wrists.

For those with larger wrists, finding a comfortably fitting band for one’s Apple Watch is a challenge. The majority of brands out there simply don’t offer extra-large sizing. If this is the case for you, check out Nyloon’s five new bands in extra large, fitting up to 10.75-inch wrists!