By The Financial District
Apple Unveils New Ultra Watch For Adventure Sports
Apple Inc. on Wednesday (Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, in Manila) showed a trio of new Apple Watches, including a new Watch Ultra model aimed at extreme sports and diving, testing its user base's willingness to keep snapping up new products amid a weakening global economy, Stephen Nellis reported for Reuters.
Photo Insert: The Apple Watch Ultra
The Watches made their debut at an event called "Far Out" at Apple's Cupertino, California, headquarters which has analysts expecting that it will add the ability to send emergency messages from iPhones using satellite connectivity.
The Ultra has a bigger battery to last through events like triathlons and better waterproofing and temperature resistance to operate in outdoor environments, as well as better GPS tracking for sports.
The new Watches include an upgraded budget model called the SE and a Series 8 Watch with crash detection and low-power mode for 36 hours of battery life. The Series 8 with cellular will start at $499 and the SE will start at $299 with cellular. The Ultra, which includes cellular in its base model, will start at $799 and be available Sept. 23.
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