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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 | MYT 1:42 PM

What’s new with the Apple Watch and TV

The Apple Watch Series 3 is finally getting LTE connectivity so users can use it to make calls, answer iMessages and stream music even without being connected to the iPhone.

Under the hood, the Series 3 is powered by a new dual-core processor that is 70% faster. Other improvements include better WiFi performance and increased power efficiency (up to 18 hours of battery life).

The non-cellular will retail for US$329 (RM1,400) and the LTE model for US$399 (RM1,700).

The new Apple Watch Series 3 comes with build-in cellular support, meaning users do not have to keep it connected to the iPhone. — Apple
The new Apple Watch Series 3 comes with build-in cellular support, meaning users do not have to keep it connected to the iPhone. — Apple

The new Apple TV finally supports 4K and HDR. It’s compatible with two common standards – Dolby Vision and HDR10.

Apple will automatically upgrade supporting movies to 4K on iTunes – in other words, even your previous purchases will be upgraded to 4K.

The Apple TV 4K is priced at US$179 (RM750) and will hit stores on Sept 22 in the United States.

Air Power

Now that the new iPhones support wireless charging, Apple has released its own oval-shaped wireless charging pad, which has enough space to power up an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods wireless earbuds at the same time.

The Air Power wireless charging pad is able to power up multiple devices – an iPhone, Apple Watch and Apple EarPods earbuds at the same time. — Apple
The Air Power wireless charging pad is able to power up multiple devices – an iPhone, Apple Watch and Apple EarPods earbuds at the same time. — Apple

However, the device was only previewed at the launch and won’t be available until next year and is expected to support the Qi wireless standard.