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Apple eyes fresh spark with new iPhones and more

Apple eyes fresh spark with new iPhones and more

So, just a few more days and you can get your hands on the new Apple Watch to explore it to the fullest.

The new Apple Watch Series 4 is displayed during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theater on September 12 in Cupertino, CaliforniaApple CEO Tim Cook attends the product launch event in Cupertino, CaliforniaApple iPhone XR models on display during a launch event on September 12 in Cupertino, California.

Called the Apple Watch Series 4, the redesigned and re-engineered watch takes another step closer to becoming a medical device. "For the first time ever, Apple is really bringing health features that used to be restricted to the health and medical industry to consumers ... until now, we've never had that in a consumer device".

Brands in that price range include Swatch Group's Swatch and Tissot, the Mondaine brand and fashion watches made by USA watchmaker Fossil. Similarly, Apple has dropped the prices of the edition.

Unarguably, the highlight of Apple's "Gather Round" event from earlier this week was the Apple Watch Series 4. The Cupertino giant the Apple Watch Series 3 in the Indian market past year with a starting price of Rs. 29,900, though the original price was due to the hike in custom duty and set at Rs. 32,380. In addition, Apple's overall wearables revenue, which includes revenue from Watch, AirPods, and Beats products, exceeded $10 billion over the company's last four quarters.

Shares in Richemont were up 0.2 percent at 1315 GMT, while those of peer Swatch Group, which is more exposed to the entry-price segment, were down 0.6 percent.

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A 44mm Series 4 next to a 42mm Series 3 Watch.

Increased prices may be due to proposed U.S. tariffs against Chinese goods that Apple CEO Tim Cook said would affect a "wide range" of the company's products. Apple Watch Series 4 without cellular capability will be available to order in 26 countries this Friday.

"Using the Watch to identify suspected atrial fibrillation is very different from an ironclad diagnosis that will lead to management and intervention", he said in an email. You get the feeling that even the iPhone's more interesting features, like augmented reality, are probably just warming up consumers for some future Apple smart glasses. If you remain immobile for 60 seconds after the hard fall, the Watch will automatically call the emergency services. The watch will also watch for irregular heartbeats and can detect when the wearer has fallen, the company said.

The Apple Watch Series 4 with Global Positioning System starts at $399, while the version with Global Positioning System and cellular costs a whopping $499. Sadly, no cellular models are available as part of this offer.

The fall detection upgrade is expected to appeal to worker safety concerns in factories or other industrial settings, as well as to elderly or disabled users. Those models, which come with leather bands and custom watch faces, also start at $1,250.


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