Apple Watch Series 5 is the sleekest, most polished Apple Watch yet

The Apple Watch 5 was announced during the company's September 10 event alongside the next iPhone. The Series 5 brings a bunch of improvements over the Apple Watch Series 4 from past year. The watch again comes in 44mm and 42mm sizes, with options for 4G connected versions, and Apple's ECG heart monitor.

Apple says this doesn't impact battery life thanks to brand-new screen technology, so you'll still get all-day, 18 hour battery life.

The other major new feature of the Apple Watch Series 5 is its built-in compass. Also, the compass will be open to third-party apps as well so developers can incorporate it into other experiences as well.

A year after the fourth Apple Watch arrived, Apple has launched the updated Apple Watch Series 5 alongside its new iPhones today, the latest and most powerful version of the smartwatch.

The phone will also have new software, including worldwide emergency calling, which works with built-in fall detection to alert authorities should you ever take a tumble.

The Apple Watch Series 5 is official, and has just been unveiled on stage at the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple's campus in Cupertino. Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) is available to order in 22 countries and regions and priced from $499.

The newest Apple Watches are equipped with an always-on Retina display. Unlike previous models, the Apple Watch Series 5 display will never go to sleep, always displaying your watch face (although in a darkened, power-saving state). There are also Hermes models, with Space Black stainless steel cases and noir leather bands. Customers can place orders today, with models hitting stores September 20.

Meanwhile, the new iPad (7th Gen.) has been upgraded to a 10.2-inch 2160×1620 display, up from the 9.7-inch screen on the iPad (6th Gen.) model.

WatchOS 6 continues the phone-detaching trend with three new standalone watch apps that are wristbound versions of extant iPhone apps: Apple Books, Voice Memos, and Calculator. Beyond that, you can expect the same 40mm and 44mm watch bodies.

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