Apple has announced the Apple Watch Series 4 during the 2018 iPhone event at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Apple Park Campus, Cupertino, California.
Apple Watch Series 4: What’s New?
The new Apple Watch Series 4, as expected, comes with a larger display and newer case sizes of 40mm and 44mm. According to Apple, the new Watch display has up to 30 percent more screen estate. The new Watch is also thinner than the previous generation. Apart from that, Apple has completely redesigned the UI for the new Watch OS and the larger display. The display will now show more informations from all the apps, and more complications. A new Watch face has also been developed, which can show up to 8 complications.
The Digital crown now comes with Haptic feedback, and the inbuilt speaker is now 50 percent more louder. The microphone is now between the digital crown and the Home button. The back of the Apple Watch Series 4 is now made from Ceramic and stronger sapphire crystal that allow for better cellular reception. It gets the new S4 SoC, which features a 64-bit dual-core processor that is twice as faster than before.
Apple has also included new accelerometer and gyroscope sensors that are also much better and can gather more data than before. The watch can also detect a fall, as in when the user trips and falls, the Apple Watch will know. The inbuilt heart rate sensor can detect up to three new heart related conditions and it can also record an ECG when you place your fingertip on the Digital crown.
Apple Watch Series 4: Pricing and Availability
Alright, so the pricing for the new Apple Watch Series 4 GPS variant is $399, whereas the version with GPS and Cellular will cost you $499.
Apple will launch the GPS version in 26 markets, whereas the GPS+Cellular will be available in 16 markets. You can start ordering the watch on September 21st, and the pre-orders will start this Friday.
Apple also announced that the watchOS 5 will be available for download on September 17th.