Earlier today in a tweet, Prosser stated that Series 6 and SE owners can now return the solo loops and braided solo loops regardless of the time, so you no longer have to return the entire package.
Here’s the fun part. If this is your first Apple Watch order, because these bands are in stock, they will be releasing temporary sports tapes until the solo loop can be replaced. They offer these sports bands in “Surf Blue” and “Cactus” colors, both of which are discontinued!
All you have to do to start a return is call Apple, says Prosser. They send you a temporary sports band that replaces, collects your solo loop, and when supplies are back in stock, you send you the solo size in the right size.