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Apple Announces New Apple Watch Bands, Watch OS 2.0 To Launch On September 16th

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Apple has just announced some cool new personalisation options for the Apple Watch. More than that though, fresh iteration of Apple’s Watch OS, the Watch OS 2.0 will be launching a week from now, i.e. September 16th.

Lets get to those new bands first.

These new watch bands are coming in a host of new hues and colours, and will fit up with all of Apple Watch’s currently available sizes. These include a fresh new bands collection, built in collaboration with Hermes and other reputed designer brands, custom watch faces, new apps and lots more.

Apart from these new bands, Apple also announced the launch of two brand new colours for the Apple Watch — pretty much in sync with the iPhones. The Apple Watch Sport is currently available in silver and space gray. The two new announced finishes are gold and rose gold and will be shipping starting today itself.

Apple introduced a large number of sport band colours — pink, blue, red etc. –, all of which will come in both sizes, and will be available at the same price as the existing sports models.

As for Watch OS 2.0, Apple hasn’t detailed out much except from those regular betas which it has been rolling out. A few new apps which will be debuting on The Watch App Store include Facebook Messenger, GoPro, itranslate update etc.

The biggest addition to Watch OS though, will be introduction of Apple’s native apps.  If you are an Apple Watch owner, you’d know that all of the processing took place within your phone, with the Watch acting as a mere display front for all the output. However, with Watch OS 2.0, that is gonna change.

Moreover, Facebook finally launching an app for the Apple Watch should come as a big win for Apple, considering this is Facebook’s first Apple Watch app and its relative shyness in releasing apps for Apple’s ambitious wearable.



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