The Apple Watch Sequence 9 has formally landed, bringing with it just a few minor enhancements below the hood, watchOS 10, and a new Millennial pink(!) coloration. The brand new smartwatch is technically one of the best Apple has ever made, although the updates are all fairly iterative. Fortunately, in the event you’re trying to choose up an Apple Look ahead to the primary time or make the soar from an earlier mannequin, the last-gen Sequence 8 is on sale at Best Buy in choose types beginning at $279 ($120) or at Amazon for $20 more.
So, what precisely do you lose out on choosing the Sequence 8 over the Sequence 9? Nicely, for starters, the Sequence 9 packs a brand new S9 SiP chip, which permits for faster efficiency, onboard Siri processing, and Apple’s useful double-tap function. It additionally encompasses a second-gen extremely wideband chip for extra exact monitoring, which might be a godsend in the event you’re somebody who finds your self continually misplacing your telephone.
Apart from that, although, the 2 fashions are practically equivalent. The Sequence 8 nonetheless affords quick efficiency, all the identical health monitoring capabilities, and helps newer options like Crash Detection and watchOS 10. Not dangerous for a watch that’s presently going for greater than $100 much less.
Apparently, iteration is the secret this yr for Apple. The corporate additionally introduced a more moderen model of the second-gen AirPods Professional throughout its iPhone 15 occasion earlier this month, one which ships with mud resistance and a charging case that (lastly) helps USB-C as an alternative of Apple’s propriety Lightning connector. And now, lower than a day after they grew to become obtainable, they’re on sale at Amazon and Best Buy for $199.99 ($50 off) — the standard sale value of the prior mannequin.
Unsurprisingly, the second-gen AirPods Professional stay one of the best pair of earbuds you will get in the event you’re an iPhone consumer. They provide a bevy of software program methods in the event you’re locked into the Apple ecosystem — together with spatial audio, automated gadget switching, and sturdy Discover My assist — together with top-tier noise cancellation and sound. What’s extra, the most recent mannequin helps Adaptive Audio, Dialog Consciousness, and different notable enhancements on account of iOS 17, a few of that are an even bigger deal than the precise soar to USB-C (sorry, not sorry).