13 September, 2017
What's really cool here is that your phone number and Apple Watch number are the same, so if you're out and a friend tries to call you or send you a message, you'll get it even if you don't have your iPhone. Indeed, Strategy Analytics said that cellular smartwatch shipments will grow 120% worldwide in 2017.
Orders for the Apple Watch Series 3 will open on 15 September, and it will start shipping on 22 September. It looks similar to its predecessor, except for a red accent on a knob on the right side of the device.
Most smartwatches with mobile support are huge thanks to the need to pack in antennas and other necessary components, but the Series 3 will be the same size as the Series 2.
As had been widely expected, Apple confirmed the official release date of iOS 11 at a media event held today at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. iOS 11 will be released on September 19th. It does bring several new Siri features, new watch faces, and improved health and fitness-related features.
The fifth generation of Apple TV has released.
The update to Apple's streaming-media player is the first since 2015 and comes as the device has lost market share to lower-priced rivals.
Apple executive Eddy Cue said on Tuesday that all major movie studios have signed up to deliver 4K movies through the box.
The Apple Watch only allows you to answer your calls on Speakerphone, so you won't want to use this all the time.
Additionally, the first series of Apple Watch will see a price reduction to AU$359. This is a jump from the number two position of past year. On the wearables front, the company unveiled the Apple Watch Series 3. Apple doesn't divulge its actual numbers for Apple Watch, but Tim Cook said this sales over the past quarter were up 50% over the same period a year ago, so there's definite momentum.
Apple was rumored to have been working on adding cellular connectivity to the Apple Watch 2, but ran into problems with the battery draining too quickly.