Apple's Watch now a mobile phone, too


The new Apple Watch Series 3 is the first Apple Watch to have cellular LTE built in, which means yes, you can use it without having to be connected to your phone. To mash all of this capability into the casing, the Apple team added an electronic SIM, a fraction of the size of a regular SIM, an antennae and a custom wireless chip that is 85 percent faster for WiFi and more power efficient for both bluetooth and WiFi.

You will be able to make calls on the new Apple Watch, which will have the same phone number as your iPhone. Thanks to improvements in watchOS 4, the Apple Watch Series 3 can stream the entire Apple TV music library. It runs on Apple watchOS 4 and comes with faster innards.

Apple Watch can further detect if you have an elevated heart rate when resting, and report on your heart rhythm. It will have smart activity coaching, a redesigned workout app, and more.

The Apple Watch Series 3 model with cellular capabilities will start at $399 and be available on select carriers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States on September 22, with pre-orders beginning September 15. The watch also comes with a barometric altimeter.

So, having a water-resistant watch with dual core and LTE it is the same as numerous Android watch companies, but none of them is as cool as Apple - after all it has a logo.

Existing Apple Watches will get a software update next Tuesday.

Yes, today Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 3, adding built-in cellular to the world's number one watch. For example, there's a new Siri watch face which shows you relevant information as your day progresses.

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The iPhone 8 and iPhone 9 Plus will be available to order from this Friday (15 September), before being made available in half the world on 22 September, and the other half on 29 September. The Cupertino-based tech firm has also tweaked the Apple TV user interface. Pricing starts at Rs 29,900 and will be available from 29 September.

The Apple Watch Series 1 and 2, which are still available to buy, come in rose gold, space gray, and gold.

The Apple Watch Series 3 is powered by a dual core processor with 70% more performance than the previous chipset.

"We've been looking at this for a couple of years, and we think Apple Watch can help", Williams said.

According to Apple, it has already started working with major movie studios as well as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to offer 4K content on the new Apple TV 4K. And there's a price cut for the Series 1, which is being kept in the range.

If the idea of the Town Square being co-opted by Apple wasn't weird enough for you, there will also be tree-laden "Genius Groves" where you can have your Apple gear repaired, and Apple-branded "Avenues" in place of what we used to call "shelves".