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Not like the newest iPads and iPhones, the Apple Watch Sequence 7 did not instantly open up for pre-orders after it was introduced in mid September. Apple solely stated the wearable can be coming “later this fall,” and it appears that evidently time is now. The Apple Watch Sequence 7 is out there for pre-order as we speak beginning at 5am PT / 8am ET from Apple in addition to Amazon and different retailers, and it is going to be extensively out there beginning October 15. The wearable begins at $399 and is available in two sizes, 41mm and 45mm, in addition to 5 colours: inexperienced, blue, midnight, starlight and Product Pink.
The largest adjustments come within the Apple Watch’s display screen this yr, which is 20 p.c bigger with bezels surrounding it which might be 40 p.c smaller than these on the Sequence 6. The always-on Retina show can also be 70 p.c brighter, which ought to make it simpler to see even when your wrist is turned downward. The Sequence 7 can also be the primary Apple Watch to have an IPX6 certification for resistance to mud, and it stays water resistant as nicely. Battery life stays the identical — roughly 18 hours — however the Sequence 7 will cost as much as 33 p.c sooner than the Sequence 6 due to its new magnetic charger with USB-C connector.
As standard, Apple’s bringing loads of updates to a number of Watch fashions with watchOS 8. The software program replace will embrace a brand new mindfulness app, sleep respiratory charge monitoring, fall detection updates and new exercises like Tai Chi. Sequence 7 customers will be capable to entry a brand new QWERTY keyboard on the Watch as nicely, so you’ll be able to extra simply sort (or swipe) a message.
Now we have but to present the Sequence 7 the complete evaluation therapy, so remember to examine Engadget within the coming weeks for all of our ideas on Apple’s newest smartwatch.