Introducing the Apple Watch Series 2

Published September 11th, 2016 - 10:03 GMT
The Apple Watch series 2 will be available in the UAE on September 16.  (AFP/Josh Edelson)
The Apple Watch series 2 will be available in the UAE on September 16. (AFP/Josh Edelson)

Aong with introducing the iPhone 7, Apple also updated the Apple Watch and calls it Series 2. The new model looks almost identical to the first Apple Watch, which has now been branded as Apple Watch Series 1. However, Apple has made a few updates under the hood, making the Series 2 faster and with more features such as GPS and an updated display that is twice as bright. The Apple Watch Series 2 is also water resistant up to 50 meters and comes with watchOS 3. 

(AFP/Josh Edelson)

The new Apple Watch Series 2 features the second generation S2 chip. With a dual-core processor, the S2 chip makes the Apple Watch up to 50 percent faster. In addition, a new GPU has been added, which delivers up to two-times-greater graphics performance. Apple Watch Series 2 also features a dramatically brighter display — at 1,000 nits, it’s more than two times brighter— making this the brightest display Apple has ever shipped, so it’s even easier to see important information at a glance when outside on a sunny day.

(AFP/Josh Edelson)

The Apple Watch series 2 will be available in the UAE on September 16. Like the previous version, it will come in two different case sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm and will be available in gold, rose gold, silver or space gray aluminum, or silver or space black stainless steel cases paired with a wide variety of bands starting at AED 1,499. Apple is no longer selling the Gold version of Apple Watch but if you still want some exlusivity, you can buy the new ceramic Apple Watch Edition that starts at AED 4,999. Finally, there will also be an Apple Watch Nike+ that starts at AED 1,499 and Apple Watch Hermès starts at AED 4,599.

With the Series 2,  Apple Watch Series 1 gets a price drop and now starts at AED 1,099. It also gets the new powerful dual-core processor and GPU which makes it up to 50 percent faster.


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