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Apple Watch Launch Highlights

Apple on March 9 revealed their another game-changing product the Apple Watch along with the New Macbook and upgraded Macbook Air and Macbook Pro.

Here’s the summary of Apple’s March 9 event:

New Products: Apple Watch, The New Macbook Air, Upgraded Macbook Air and Macbook Pro.

New Softwares: HBO Online service with Apple TV, Research kit (Open Source), iOS 8.2.

Apple Watch: The long-waited Apple Watch is here. And most of the features are same as previewed during their September event. Some new apps have been added though.  Apps like Instagram and Facebook are a touch away now.

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There’s also a Apple Watch Edition which is gold plated and priced at a hefty 10,000$!.

The New Macbook: Although the event primarily focused on the Apple Watch, we also got the exciting and super-thin New Macbook. Weighs at only 2 pounds or less than a Kg(907 grams!), 12 inch retina display, 13.1mm thin, Improved keyboard, Force Touch trackpad, USB type C connector and Intel 5th Gen. Core-M processor.

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Apple also upgraded  their Macbook Air and Macbook Pro line with Intel 5th Gen. processors. However, only the MacBook Pro gets the new Force Touch trackpad.

Apple watch Sport starts at 349$ for 38mm and 399$ for 42mm. Whereas the Apple Watch is priced at 549$ and 599$. So, the Apple watch price ranges from 349$ to all the way to a whopping 10,000$.

The New MacBook is priced same as Macbook Pro at 1299$ for 256 Gb SSD, 1.1Ghz Processor and 8Gb RAM.

The interesting thing was the Research kit, which is open-source and Asthma, Parkinson’s disease are some of which will be a part of the Research kit. Apple said, more diseases will be added as part of the Research kit.

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