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Apple Unveils New Smartwatches in India: Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2

At the recent ‘Wanderlust’ event held on September 12, Apple created a stir by introducing its latest smartwatch offerings: the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2. These new features mark the tenth generation of Apple’s smartwatch and are packed with notable hardware. The promise of upgrades, improved performance and exciting new features.

Design & Size:

The Apple Watch Series 9 comes in two sizes – 41mm and 45mm, catering to different preferences. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 takes a bold step forward with a larger 49mm size. Both models maintain Apple’s signature design aesthetic, offering a seamless blend of form and function. Additionally, they run on Apple’s latest software version, WatchOS 10.Apple Watch Series 9

Price and Availability:

In India, the Apple Watch Series 9 starts at a competitive price of Rs. 41,900, starting US price at $399 (approximately Rs. 33,000). It’s available in a stunning range of five stylish colours: Midnight, Starlight, Silver, (Product) Red, and a new pink variant has been introduced. On the other hand, Apple Watch Ultra 2 comes with a price tag of Rs. It is priced at Rs. 89,900 in India and $799 (approximately Rs 64,000) in the US.

Pre-orders are already open for both models, and consumers can expect their official release on Friday, September 22.

Comparison to previous models:

To provide context, the Apple Watch Series 8 GPS was launched in the US with a price tag of $399 (roughly Rs. 31,800) and Rs. 45,900 in India. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch Ultra, introduced last year, was priced at Rs. 89,900 and $799 in the US (approximately Rs 63,600).

Notable features of Apple Watch Series 9:

Apple Watch Series 9The Series 9 smartwatch offers an impressive set of features:

  • Available in 41mm and 45mm sizes, it features an always-on Retina display with a peak brightness of up to 2,000 nits.
  • Powering the Series 9 is the new Apple S9 SiP (System in Package), which includes a second-generation ultra wideband (UWB) chip. This upgrade makes the Series 9 up to 60 percent faster than its predecessor, ensuring smoother performance.
  • One standout feature is the “double tap” gesture, which allows users to perform various actions with a simple pinch using their thumb and index finger. This includes answering calls, controlling music, accessing the camera, and more.
  • Siri integration takes center stage, making it easier than ever to access health data and act with greater efficiency.
  • The smartwatch includes a quad-core neural engine for faster machine learning functions and enhanced dictation accuracy.
  • It’s worth noting that the Series 9 is Apple’s first carbon-neutral product, which is in line with the company’s commitment to sustainability.

Key Features of Apple Watch Ultra 2:

Apple Watch Ultra 2On the other hand, the Ultra 2 offers its own set of attractive features:

  • It features a 49mm case and an advanced Retina display that can reach a peak brightness of an impressive 3,000 nits.
  • Like the Series 9, it runs on the new Apple S9 SiP and includes on-device Siri processing and improved location tracking.
  • With up to 36 hours of battery life during normal use, the Ultra 2 ensures lasting performance, and this can extend to an impressive 72 hours in low-power mode.Apple Watch Ultra 2

Both of these new Apple smartwatches promise an exciting and innovative user experience with their advanced features, superior performance and stylish designs. Consumers can expect to redefine their smartwatch experience with the Series 9 and Ultra 2 as soon as they officially hit the market. Stay tuned for more updates and in-depth reviews as these cutting-edge wearables become widely available.

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