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Apple officially introduces the Apple Watch Series 5

Updated Sep 10th, 2019 1:47PM EDT
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Image: Apple Inc.

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The most exciting day of the year for Apple fans is finally here. After months of anticipation, and an endless stream of rumors, Apple today is poised to introduce its iPhone 11 lineup. That said, Apple’s special event today isn’t an iPhone-only affair. On the contrary, Apple has historically used its September event to introduce a range of new hardware, with the Apple Watch being a prime example.

In light of that, Apple kicked of today’s media event with a slew of updates and announcements, including new details regarding Apple Arcade, Apple TV Plus, and a brand new 7th-generation 10.2-inch iPad. Building on that momentum, Apple just a few moments officially introduced the Apple Watch Series 5, the next-gen version of its increasingly popular wearable.

After an inspirational detailing the myriad of ways in which the Apple Watch has improved the health and well-being of its users, Apple divulged what we can expect to see from its next-gen wearable.

The Apple Watch Series 5 features an always-on OLED display with a number of advanced sensors that still maintains an impressive 18-hours of battery life.

Image source: Apple Inc.

The Apple Watch Series 5 also ships with a built-in compass which should make navigation a lot more convenient.

Apple also introduced a wide assortment of case finishes, including models with titanium and ceramic finishes that look pretty darn slick. There will also be brand new Hermes and Nike bands available.

Apple Watch Series 5 GPS models will start at $399 with the cellular models starting at $499. The Apple Watch Series 5 can be ordered today and will be in stores on September 20.

Meanwhile, the Apple Watch Series 3 isn’t going anywhere and will be available for just $199.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.