Apple Debuts Newly Updated Apple Watch 3

Posted by at 11:20 am on September 12, 2017

Tim Cook took to the stage during today’s Apple event to speak about the Apple Watch. He said: Tim Cook took to the stage during today’s Apple event to speak about the Apple Watch. He said:

The first product to be unveiled at today’s launch event, the watch is the latest version of the Apple Watch. CEO Tim Cook said the Watch was designed to keep people motivated, and that since the launch of series 2, it has grown ‘over 50 per cent year on year’

Facts about Apple Watch 3
– Has mobile data connectivity
– Connects to Apple Music
– Siri can give ‘out-loud’ alerts
– New dual-core processor delivering up to 70 per cent more performance
– Two versions: $399 with cellular, $329 without
– ‘All day’ battery life up to 18 hours
– Orders begin september 15, available September 22
– Comes in a wide variety of colours including silver, space grey, ceramic grey and a new gold colour
– Only size change is a back crystal extended 2.5mm, as thin as two sheets of paper
– Faster Wi-Fi while being 50 per cent more power efficient for both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Jeff Williams, COO of Apple, then revealed more about the firm’s updated Watch.  The software has been redesigned with new features for exercises and the ability to link to gym machines. Williams said:

“We want to help use the heart rate sensor to help more people.”

The watch can now measure resting heart rate, and recovery heart rate, and will also alert users if their heart rate becomes elevated. Watch OS4 will be available on September 19th. Apple has also revealed the series 3 Apple Watch with cellular capabilities built in. Williams said:

“Now you can go anywhere with just your Apple Watch. You can leave your phone at home, and be reached if needed. The number will be the same as your iPhone. You will be able to stream 40 million songs from Apple Music using the connection. The Series 3 watch has new dual core processor, and comes built-in with Apple’s smart assistant, Siri. The display itself becomes the antenna, and the sim card is integrated into the electronics.” Williams added: “Its really magical to make a call on a device this small.” 

There will be two versions available – one without cellular capabilities, that will cost $329, and one with, that will be $399. The Series 3 will be available in gold, silver, space grey and ceramic grey.

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