What to expect from Apple Watch
Find out what the next-gen wearables will offer.
I love gadgets.
At the hardware store, I’m often tempted by the little flashlights or multitools by the cash register — despite already having drawers full of them.
One of my favorite gadgets of all time is my Apple Watch. I use it for everything and never tire of fiddling with it: changing the bands, trying new watch faces, experimenting with complications.
And we’re just a month away from getting new models. Apple is about to launch the Series 9 and a new model of the Apple Watch Ultra (the best wearable evah!) — here’s what to expect.
Also, Apple is reportedly working on a special new design for the Apple Watch’s 10-year anniversary. The Apple “Watch X” sounds pretty exciting.
Also in today’s newsletter:
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We have some great new recommendations in Awesome Apps of the Week, like a handy app that tells you where to stream particular TV shows or movies.
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Apple charges hundreds for a stainless steel Apple Watch band, but this sleek steel strap from Laut costs less than $40.
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