Apple Introduces The Apple Watch Series 2
Brighter than any other device Apple has shipped prior.
Apple has just announced the Apple Watch Series 2, a decidedly different riff on the Watch we're all familiar with.
Like we've already learned about the iPhone 7, it's going to be waterproof up to 50 meters, with a speaker that actively ejects water and a dual port processor that makes it up to 50% with a new GPU for 2x the graphics performance.
On the tech performance improvement front, the Watch Series 2 is two times brighter than before, featuring the brightest display Apple has ever shipped with 1000 nits of power. That's pretty bright...and that's an understatement.
Additionally, there's a built-in GPS for the first time, meaning you won't have to rely on your iPhone for maps or positioning, which can drain your battery. Your workouts can utilize GPS activity as well, which offers route maps and speeds for your walks and runs.
There are aluminum and stainless steel cases as well as ceramic, which is one that's been worked on for quite some time. The new white Apple Watch is pearlescent with a smooth finish, four times harder than stainless steel, a combination of "beauty and strength" paired with various bands. Apple is also partnering with Hermes for some gorgeous (and obviously very expensive) bands.
The Watch will be priced at $369, but the previous Apple Watch will now carry the same dual core processor in Series 2. It will be known as Series 1 going forward and will retail for $269. You can preorder both on September 9th, and WatchOS 3 is available as of the 13th. The following week, the watches will become available.