…watch has an amazing always-on display
…style comes in titanium or ceramic finish
…iPadOS said to be released on September 30th
Apple Watch Series 5 has an Always-On Display and Comes in Titanium or Ceramic Finish; iPadOS comes out September 30.
Apple has just officially announced the next generation of the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Series 5.
The latest model is very similar to last year’s Series 4, with a similar design and size. It is finally adding an always-on display option so you can see the time without having to move your wrist.
Apple revealed the Series 5 watch maintains the prior model’s 18-hour battery life, even with the new always-on display.
Watchfaces and workouts have been redesigned to take advantage of the new display option.
In addition to the new always-on display feature, the Apple Watch Series 5 is now available in a recycled aluminum or titanium finishes. The stainless steel and ceramic options from prior models are also available.
Apple says this is the widest number of finishes ever for the Apple Watch.
Other new features include a built-in compass and emergency calling for international countries.
Pricing for the Series 5 starts at $399 for GPS model and $499 for the cellular connected version.
It’s available for order starting yesterday and will be in stores starting on September 20th.
The company is also permanently dropping the price of the Series 3 to $199, matching the lowest sale price on that model we’ve seen.
Apple also announced it will release iPadOS on September 30th, with support for the last several years of iPad models.
While it’s mostly just a name change, this is technically the first ever release of iPadOS.
In June, Apple announced that it would be splitting apart iOS — which until now has been the operating system for both the iPhone and the iPad — so that there’s a separate version of the OS for phones and tablets.