Apple Watch Series 5 smartwatch launched along with new iPad

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Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiling the Apple Watch Series 5 during a media event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus, Cupertino.
Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiling the Apple Watch Series 5 during a media event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus, Cupertino.ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN

CUPERTINO - Apple unveiled its next smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 5, during a media event held in the Steve Jobs Theatre at the tech giant’s campus Apple Park on Tuesday (Sept 10).

The new Apple Watch Series 5 looks exactly like its predecessor, the Series 4. But the Series 5 comes with an all-new always-on display that does not go dark like most smartwatches. Also, it comes with a compass now.

In addition, there are new case options - natural brushed titanium and brushed space black titanium. There will also be a new white ceramic model.

The cheaper aluminium case options will remain.

The Apple Watch Series 5 GPS model starts from $599 and the Apple Watch Series 5 GPS + Cellular model starts from $749. 

Pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 5 start on Tuesday, and the devices will be available in stores on Sept 20.

NEW iPAD

Apple sprang a surprise by launching an entry-level 10.2-inch iPad that replaces the long-lasting 9.7-inch iPad.

The new 10.2-inch Retina display iPad has nearly 3.5 million pixels and a wide viewing angle for better viewing pleasure.

 
 

The new seventh-generation iPad will come in silver, space grey and gold colours with 32GB and 128GB configurations.

The new iPad will start at $499 for the Wi-Fi model and $649 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.

It is available to order from Tuesday, and will be in stores from Sept 30.