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Best Apple Watch 6, SE, 2020 iPad Deals on Release Date

Now that the new Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE and 8th Generation iPad have officially been released, we’ve compiled the best deals on the new hardware.

Where to save on new Apple hardware

Top Apple resellers are offering shoppers a variety of ways to save on the newly released hardware. From 5% off with this store card to free Apple Fitness+ with Apple Watch Series 6 styles, we’re rounding up the most aggressive deals.

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Save 5% at Adorama

Shoppers can save an additional 5% on purchases at Adorama with the Adorama Edge Credit Card. Considering an Apple Watch Series 6 starts at $399, shoppers can save at least $20 on the new models.

Get a sales tax refund at B&H

Another option to save on the latest hardware is to grab an instant sales tax refund on orders shipped to select zip codes with B&H’s Payboo

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WatchOS 7 is here, so update your Apple Watch. Here’s how to do it

Apple ‘s latest wearable operating system WatchOS 7 arrived on the Apple Watch  this week, following an announcement at the tech giant’s virtual event on Tuesday. Also announced at Apple’s “Time Flies” September event were two new smartwatch models, the Apple Watch Series 6 and the more affordable Apple Watch SE. Originally revealed during its WWDC keynote earlier this summer, the WatchOS 7 update has been available as a public beta since August. Its new features include four new workouts within its Workout app, the ability to use Siri to translate several languages directly from your wrist, an automatic motion-sensitive hand-washing timer, expanded and sharable Watch face options from third-party developers, and a sleep tracker that lets you know when it’s time to wind down for your best rest. 

a clock in the middle of a watch: WatchOS 7 is available to download Wednesday, with new watch faces and complications. Screenshot/Apple

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WatchOS 7 is available to download Wednesday, with new watch faces and complications. Screenshot/Apple

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Watch: Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE Unboxing Videos

Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE unboxing videos and first impressions have hit the web.

Apple Watch Series 6 is the new high-end model with blood oxygen tracking, a faster S6 chip, a brighter always-on display, a next-generation always-on altimeter, and new casing options like blue aluminum and graphite stainless steel. Pricing starts at $399.

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Starting at $279, the lower-cost Apple Watch SE features the same design as the Series 6, but with some features missing, including an always-on display, blood oxygen tracking, and the ECG app for detecting atrial fibrillation. Apple Watch SE is also powered by the previous-generation S5 chip from the Apple Watch Series 5.

Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE share a handful of features, including fall detection, a compass, an always-on altimeter, Emergency SOS with international emergency calling, high and low heart rate notifications, irregular heart rhythm

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Apple Watch SE’s lack of always-on display actually isn’t a deal breaker: Our first impressions


The Apple Watch SE.

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Featuring WatchOS 7, water resistance and a proprietary dual-core S5 processor, the Apple Watch SE serves as a cheaper option to the flagship Apple Watch Series 6. The Apple Watch SE starts at $279 (£269, AU$429). It will come in cellular and Wi-Fi-only variants, and ships out Sept. 18.

Though it doesn’t have all the same high-end features as the Series 6, such as blood oxygen level measuring and an electocardiogram (EKG or ECG) sensor, the Watch SE still has some features that are new to WatchOS 7. That includes new watch faces and Family Setup. Staple features such as sleep tracking, fall detection and messaging are also built into the Watch SE. 

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Here’s a first look at the new high-end Apple Watch and what you need to know about it

  • Apple announced two new Apple Watch models this week — the high-end Series 6, which starts at $399, and the midrange Apple Watch SE, which starts at $279.
  • Apple will also continue to sell the Apple Watch Series 3 for $199.
  • That gives Apple a wider market, since billions of people have smartphones.
  • But one analytics firm expects a smartwatch market of just 150 million in 2020.

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Apple Watch Series 6 in blue

There’s now an Apple Watch for all price ranges.


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Apple unveiled two new models this week — the high-end Series 6, which starts at $399, and the midrange Apple Watch SE, which starts at $279.

Apple will continue to sell the Apple Watch Series 3 for $199.

The new lineup gives Apple a wider market since billions of people have smartphones, but Canalys expects just 150 million will have smartwatches in

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Zuckerberg knocks rumored ‘Apple Glass’ tech, says HUDs are like ‘putting an Apple Watch on your face’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday snubbed heads-up display and remote processing technology, systems Apple are rumored to adopt in a first-generation “Apple Glass” product, as inadequate for augmented reality applications.

Zuckerberg in an interview with The Verge explained that the transition from VR products like Facebook’s Oculus series to portable AR setups will be an especially challenging problem for hardware manufacturers to solve.

Specifically, the AR experience will only be “good” when a pair of “normal-looking glasses” can project holograms onto real world scenes, he said. That level of sophistication will require significant computing power and is far beyond the capabilities of existing hardware.

“I don’t think we’re anywhere near getting all the electronics that you would need to get into a thin frame,” Zuckerberg said. “But the hope would be that you can get it into more normal-looking glasses in the first part of this decade or the

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The New Apple Watch Measures Your Blood Oxygen. Now What?

The new Apple Watch can be summed up in two words: blood oxygen.

The ability to measure your blood’s oxygen saturation — an overall indicator of wellness — is the most significant new feature in the Apple Watch Series 6, which was unveiled this week and becomes available on Friday. (The watch is otherwise not that different from last year’s Apple watch.) The feature is particularly timely with the coronavirus, because some patients in critical condition with Covid-19 have had low blood oxygen levels.

But how useful is this feature for all of us, really?

I had a day to test the new $399 Apple Watch to measure my blood oxygen level. The process was simple: You open the blood oxygen app on the device, keep your wrist steady and hit the Start button. After 15 seconds, during which a sensor on the back of the watch measures your blood

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Apple Watch Series 6 unveiled: ‘The future of health is on your wrist’


The new Apple Watch Series 6.

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Apple’s popular smartwatch is getting an update, called the Apple Watch Series 6, with a key new health sensor, as well as features focused on making the gadget easier to use with kids. The new sensor for the Apple Watch can measure your blood oxygen level in 15 seconds, Apple said, and will also track your blood oxygen in the background. The feature adds to 2019’s Apple Watch Series 5, which Apple used to introduce technology that enabled an always-on display, turning its Watch into more of a watch, as opposed to the wrist computer some people consider it to be.

“The future of health is on your wrist,” Apple said in one of its promo videos.

Apple also announced new services

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Mark Zuckerberg on why he doesn’t want to “put an Apple Watch on your face”

Social networks contain multitudes. One day you’re writing about internal dissent over the company’s ability to uproot influence campaigns and election interference; the very next, you’re watching a live stream of the same company’s foray into virtual reality helmets and designer mixed reality glasses. At a company with as many interests as Facebook has, different days call for different kinds of stories. And so today’s edition will be a lot different from yesterday’s.

Mark Zuckerberg holding a racket on a court

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This is all a roundabout way of saying that I talked to Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook Connect. The event, which was previously called Oculus Connect, gives the company an annual opportunity to discuss the latest advances in next-generation computing platforms. Facebook has sometimes faced doubts over why a social network would invest so much time and money into a hardware project with no uncertain payoff. But a summer of

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Apple Shares ‘The Device That Saved Me’ Apple Watch Video

During Apple’s “Time Flies” event on Tuesday, Apple played a heartwarming video depicting stories of how Apple Watch has changed, and in some cases saved, the lives of some people who wear the device.

The short video has since been shared on Apple’s official YouTube channel, and we’ve embedded it here below.

The video includes an athlete with Type-1 diabetes who uses Apple Watch to check insulin readings, which has given them a newfound sense of liberation from their condition.

Another person in the video was able to come off expensive medication for high blood pressure and hypertension by getting into shape with the help of Apple Watch, while a 26-year-old was alerted by Apple Watch to a high heart rate which led them to seek medical help before they went into cardiac arrest, potentially saving their life.

Apple is pitching the Apple Watch Series 6 as a health, fitness,

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