Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Apple unveils the Apple Watch Series 2

The Apple Watch was able to quickly become the most popular smartwatch on the market, but there's no denying it actually felt like a "beta" product that just recently got the software updates it needed to become what it "should have been" from the start. So, the new Apple Watch comes just at the right moment.

The new Apple Watch Series 2 is virtually identical to the original Apple Watch. But there are a few changes: the Apple Watch nos uses a faster dual core S2 CPU, it's waterproof (you can swim with it), has a brighter screen, and it has a GPS - so it can track your treks or runs even if you leave your iPhone at home.

One thing of note, Apple will keep the original Apple Watch around, but with the updated S2 CPU, which makes it a very appealing deal (starting at $269) if you can live without the GPS/waterproofing.

There's also a Nike+ version of the new Apple Watch Series 2... because sports people always have to have fluorescent colors in their lives, apparently.

And instead of the ultra-expensive gold watch, the new luxury Edition version is a white ceramic unit, which does look amazing, and is substantially more affordable (starting at $1249).

The new Apple Watch Series 2 will start at $369 and be available on September 16th, with preorders stating on the 9th.

[photos via The Verge]

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