Apple Watch gets new bands, lower starting price

Apple Watch gets new bands, lower starting price
While there was talk about Apple introducing a refreshed version of the Apple Watch today, that turned out not to be the case. With CEO Tim Cook announcing that one-third of Apple Watch users change the bands on their timepiece often, Apple has introduced some new band variations, including woven nylon bands. With the tech titan referring to the new bands as its "Spring collection," this will probably become a seasonal update.

Apple has also sliced the price of the entry-level Apple Watch to $299 from $349. This should help the Apple Watch keep its grip on the smartwatch market. Tim Cook said today that Apple's intelligent timepiece is the top selling smartwatch in the world.

The price cut could also mean that the unveiling of the Apple Watch 2 is getting closer. This new version might offer a FaceTime feature and might have stand-alone capabilities. That would mean that the device would not need to be paired with a compatible iPhone. The Apple Watch 2 could see the light of day in September at the same time that the Apple iPhone 7 is introduced.

source: Apple (photos courtesy of The Verge

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