Even before Apple’s “Spring Forward” event yesterday, there’s been much debate about how much function versus fashion Apple is going to be able to deliver with this first iteration of the Apple Watch. But with industry observers citing impressive numbers between 30-40 million units shipping in just 12 months, accessory companies have taken note, preparing in advance to offer a variety of options to adorn Cupertino’s timepiece.
One of the most notable options offered is by Casetify, aiming to add a layer of user customization by adorning the smartwatch with any Instagram image (or combination of multiple images) across the watch band.
Casetify is already taking preorders allowing first adopters to customize their Apple Watch Band with favorite Instagram or Facebook photos using a web-based image upload and overlay customization service with 3 different layout and 9 filters to further tweak images.
Customization will be offered for both band sizes, 38mm and 42mm, with orders shipping late-April for $50. As sample images above and below illustrate, there’s an endless amount of options which bring a Swatch-like playful style to Apple’s out-of-box minimalist modern sensibilities. More details available at Casetify.