Apple on Tuesday officially unveiled the new Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 at its ‘Wonderlust’ event in California. The Californian giant has now revealed the India price of the wearables. Interestingly, the Watch Series 9 costs less than the Watch Series 8. The pricing of the Watch Ultra 2 is the same as the predecessor. Some of the highlights of the new wearables include a brighter display, a new double-tap gesture, and more color options. Let’s take a look at the full details.
The Apple Watch Series 9 is priced starting at Rs 41,990 and comes in 41mm and 45mm sizes. It has pink, starlight, midnight, silver, and Product Red color options. The Watch Ultra, on the other hand, costs Rs 89,900 and has a 49mm dial. It comes in Trail Loop and Alpine Loop.
Both wearables will be available for purchase starting September 22 across the country.
The new Apple Watch Series 9 succeeds the Series 8 from last year, whereas, the Watch Ultra 2 succeeds the Watch Ultra. But as their names, there are no big changes to their designs. In fact, the only major change is on the inside. The duo is powered by Apple’s new S9 chipset. The chip has a 4-core neural engine and has a 30 percent faster GPU.
The Series 9 features an edge-to-edge retina OLED display with 2,000 nits of maximum brightness, double from Series 8’s 1,000 nits (max) brightness. It also has always-on-display support with support for brightness as low as 1 nit. It comes with new colors and watch bands. Apple says that the Series 9 is its first-ever carbon-neutral product.
On the other hand, the Watch Ultra 2 has a larger OLED panel with the highest brightness in any Apple Watch. It boasts a 3,000 nits of peak brightness. The wearable has a titanium frame and comes with a variety of bands. It also has a new modular ultra watch face that shows the most information at a glance. It has a 36-hour battery life that can extend up to 72 hours with the help of low power mode.
As for other features, the duo supports precision finding with the help of the ultra-wide-band chip. It lets users find their iPhones’ precise location with the Apple Watch. There’s also the Double-tap feature to answer and accept calls with the index finger and thumb. Furthermore, Apple has introduced on-device Siri, where it will process requests on the watch itself and go to the cloud. Both wearables come with the latest watchOS 10 out of the box.
Author Name | Pranav Sawant