Apple Watch Series 2: Apple launches next-generation smartwatch
Apart from aluminum or stainless steel cases, the Apple Watch now comes in a ceramic material. (Image: Apple) Photograph: (Others)
In line with rumours, Apple unveiled the successor to the Apple Watch at the iPhone 7 launch event in San Francisco on Wednesday (September 7).
While the new Apple Watch Series 2 has a design similar to that of the first-generation model, it comes with a plethora of new features.
One of the key highlights of the new Apple Watch is that it comes with built-in GPS, which will allow users to run and gather fitness data during an outdoor workout without having to carry their phone. It is also claimed to be swim-proof (water resistant up to 50 metres). The original Apple Watch was only splash-proof.
As the company claims, the new Apple Watch has “the brightest display Apple has ever shipped”. The new Watch is powered by a dual-core processor, which, Apple says, is 50 per cent faster than its predecessor.
Apart from aluminum or stainless steel cases, the Apple Watch now comes in a ceramic material, which is said to be four times harder than stainless steel.
The Apple Watch Series 2 will be available in more than 25 countries from September 16. Prices for the new Apple Watch start at $369.
Apple has also partnered with Nike for a Watch variant called the Apple Watch Nike+. It will also retail at $369, and will go on sale in late October.
The Cupertino-based technology giant has also announced that the wildly popular game Pokemon Go is coming to the Apple Watch later this month.