published : 2023-09-13

Apple to Release Apple Watch Series 9 with Slew of New Features

Apple Adding 'Double Tap,' Other Features to Apple Watch Series 9

A photo of the Apple Watch Series 9 showcasing its sleek design, taken with a Nikon Z7.

Apple announced on Tuesday that it will be launching the highly anticipated Apple Watch Series 9 later this month, promising a host of exciting new features.

The Series 9 smartwatch, powered by the advanced S9 SiP chip, will start at $399 and has already generated significant buzz since its unveiling at Apple's event in Cupertino, California.

One of the standout additions to the Apple Watch Series 9 is the 'Double Tap' gesture, set to debut in October. This innovative feature allows users to control the primary functions of their smartwatch with a simple double tap of their index finger and thumb, making tasks like pausing a song or answering a call touch-free and effortless.

But Apple hasn't stopped there. The tech giant has significantly enhanced Siri's capabilities on the Apple Watch Series 9, equipping it with on-device processing and introducing new health-related features that will undoubtedly revolutionize the wearable tech industry.

A close-up shot of a user double tapping on the Apple Watch Series 9, demonstrating the 'Double Tap' feature, captured with a Canon EOS R5.

To ensure optimal readability, Apple has ramped up the brightness of the Series 9 display, allowing it to reach an impressive 2000 nits. This upgrade guarantees improved visibility even under bright sunlight, making the watch indispensable for outdoor enthusiasts and avid sports lovers alike.

Furthermore, the Apple Watch Series 9 will introduce Smart Stack for widgets, Bluetooth connectivity to cycling-related tools, and the ability to track daylight exposure, among other exciting features. All of this will be complemented by the latest WatchOS 10.

Straying away from tradition, Apple has made a bold move in its choice of watch bands for the Series 9. The company has bid farewell to leather and instead introduced the microtwill FineWoven, a specially crafted textile that exudes comfort akin to suede. Apple enthusiasts can expect to see this material in the Magnetic Link and Modern Buckle options.

In addition to its groundbreaking features, the Apple Watch Series 9 offers customers the opportunity to choose a carbon-neutral option, aligning with Apple's commitment to environmental sustainability.

An outdoor adventure enthusiast wearing the Apple Watch Series 9 while cycling, with the app displaying cycling-related data, captured with a Sony Alpha A7R IV.

When it comes to style, the Apple Watch Series 9 caters to a wide range of preferences. The aluminum casing comes in various color variations, including starlight, midnight, silver, red, and pink. For those seeking a more refined look, stainless steel options in gold, silver, or graphite are available.

Excitement for the Apple Watch Series 9 is already palpable, with orders opening on Tuesday to an eager audience worldwide.

But that's not all Apple had in store. At the same 'Wonderlust' event, the tech giant unveiled the highly anticipated iPhone 15, stealing the spotlight. With varying models to suit every user, including the iPhone 15 priced at $799, the iPhone 15 Plus at $899, the iPhone 15 Pro at $999, and the top-of-the-line iPhone 15 Pro Max at $1,299.

Additionally, Apple also showcased the latest iteration of the Apple Watch Ultra, ensuring their dedication to pushing the boundaries of innovation in wearable technology.