Here are all the shiny new things Apple is announcing right now

Joanna Estrada
September 13, 2017

The biggest highlight of the Apple Watch 3 is that it comes with built-in cellular connectivity.

At the event Apple also announced the Apple Watch Heart Study that is coming later this year, which will be able to help identify heart problems and alert Apple Watch users if they are suffering from an irregular heartbeat.

Available in multiple colors, finishes, and bracelets, consumers will be able to start ordering the Apple Watch Series 3 starting on September 15, and the devices will come out September 22. India will not be among the first countries where it will be made available.

Apple announced that the price of the Apple Watch Series 1 has been reduced to $249.

This would be a huge step forward for the Apple Watch as it aims to become the king of the wearables market and the best fitness tracker available. You can receive an important call with just your watch, and the number is the same number as your iPhone.

You can answer a call on your Apple Watch using it as a small Bluetooth speaker phone.

But it does this not with a SIM card inserted into the watch, it uses an eSIM - a SIM embedded into the watch itself, saving space and allowing Apple to keep the watch the same size. This seems to be confirmed by a screenshot from the MyVerizon app that appears to show an option to connect an Apple Watch Series 3. As per Apple, you can stream 40 million songs on your wrist. The device is said to run for up to 18 hours on regular use.

Apple is reportedly collaborating with American Well and Stanford to test the heart rate sensors on the new Apple Watch to detect cardiac abnormalities, according to CNBC.

Apple showcased a selection of apps and games that will be supporting the augmented reality software developer kit (ARKit), which was announced earlier this year at the Worldwide Developer Conference.

For example, watchOS 4 comes with an updated Heart Rate app that provides more insight to heart rate, including measurements during resting, working out, recovery, walking, and Breathe sessions. One new feature is that the Apple Watch will notify you when you have an elevated heart rate and are not active.

New lighting effect on iPhone 8 camera lets you darken and nearly remove background.

The watch is making changes so that it can also be used for skiing and snowboarding.

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