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New Colors Launch for Apple Watch Sport Band, Woven Nylon, and Classic Buckle

Along with a slew of new collections for the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2, Apple today introduced new first-party bands into its pre-existing band categories, including ones for the Sport Band, Woven Nylon, and Classic Buckle. Elsewhere, Apple has decided to minimize colorways for bands like Modern Buckle and Leather Loop, but it's kept the same silver and space black options for the Milanese Loop and Link Bracelet. We'll go through each first-party band available for purchase below, with an emphasis on the new colors available to purchase on Apple's website. Sport Band New to the Sport Band line are four colors: Pink Sand, Ocean Blue, Cocoa, and Concrete. The high-performance fluoroelastomer band has a few traditional colors carried over from the Apple Watch's previous iteration, including: White, Midnight Blue, Yellow, Light Pink, Mint, Black with Space Black Pin, Turquoise, and Product Red. For Sport Bands, the only discrepancy between 38mm and 42mm case sizes is Royal Blue, which is available only for 38mm. As usual, each Sport Band is available for $49.00, and some of the older colors are still facing availability issues, which have been propagating online since the summer. Woven Nylon There are five new colors in Woven Nylon users can choose from: Light Pink/Midnight Blue, Yellow/Light Gray, Space Orange/Anthracite, Toasted Coffee/Caramel, and Navy/Tahoe Blue. Apple Watch fans can expect to see a few old Woven Nylon colors still available in the store: Pearl, Gold/Red, Pink, Royal Blue, Scuba Blue, and Black. Similar to the Sport Band,

Apple Introduces New Collections for Both Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2

During today's big media event, Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 2, with an emphasis on the wearable's swimproof and activity tracking features. To a lesser degree, the company mentioned the casing materials -- aluminum, stainless steel, and now ceramic -- and detailed new versions of its bands created with collaborator Hermès. Interestingly, it didn't divulge any of the new versions of its own first-party bands and collections, of which there are quite a few. Below we'll list out each new collection of the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 by case type. Unless specifically designated, each collection has both 38mm and 42mm sizes. Aluminum Cases For aluminum, the pricing structure is as follows: $269 (38mm) and $299 (42mm) for Series 1 models, and $369 (38mm) and $399 (42mm) for Series 2 models. Series 1 and Series 2 collections: - Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band - Gold Aluminum Case with Concrete Sport Band (38mm only) - Gold Aluminum Case with Cocoa Sport Band (42mm only) - Rose Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sand Sport Band (38mm only) - Rose Gold Aluminum Case with Midnight Blue Sport Band (42mm only) - Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band Series 2 collections: - Silver Aluminum Case with Pearl Woven Nylon - Gold Aluminum Case with Yellow/Light Gray Woven Nylon (38mm only) - Gold Aluminum Case with Toasted Coffee/Caramel Woven Nylon (42mm only) - Rose Gold Aluminum Case with Light Pink/Midnight Blue Woven Nylon (38mm only) - Rose Gold Aluminum Case with Space Orange/Anthracite Woven Nylon (42mm only) - Space

Apple Shares Full Video of Today's iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 Event [Update: iTunes Version Available]

After wrapping up its keynote presentation on the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 earlier today, Apple this afternoon posted a full video of the event on its website, so that anyone who missed the keynote can catch up on their own time. As usual, Apple is expected to upload the video to YouTube and iTunes at some point later in the day. Alongside the keynote, Apple also shared a few feature-specific videos that debuted during the keynote today. The short videos showcase the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, AirPods, Apple Watch Series 2, and even include a 2-minute recap of everything the company revealed during its September event. - Apple - Introducing iPhone 7 - Apple - Introducing AirPods - Apple Watch - Introducing Series 2 - Apple - Don't Blink In addition to the videos posted online, you can catch up with all of the news surrounding the iPhone 7 event by checking out our list of keynote highlights below, which encompass all of MacRumors' event coverage shared today. Included are detailed articles on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2, feature spotlight and launch dates for iOS, macOS, and watchOS, and more current posts that'll be updated throughout the day. iPhone 7 News - Apple Unveils iPhone 7 With Water Resistance, A10 Fusion, New 'Jet Black' Color, Updated Cameras, No Headphone Jack, and More - Apple Says New 'Jet Black' Color May Show 'Fine Micro-Abrasions' With Use - Apple Releases iPhone 7 and iPad Cases in New Colors - iPhone 7 Hands-On: Improved Cameras, New Jet Black Color, AirPods, No Headphone Jack, and More - Apple

Apple Announces New Line of Beats Headphones With W1 Wireless Chip

Apple and Beats today announced a new line of wireless Beats by Dre headphones powered by Apple's new W1 chip. The chip allows the new headphones, like Apple's new AirPods, to take advantage of easy, instant pairing to an iPhone. The new Beats Solo3, Powerbeats3 and BeatsX can be paired to an iPhone by powering them up and holding them near an iPhone. The headphones will pair with your iPhone and simultaneously connect to your Apple Watch and Mac. The Solo3 and Powerbeats3 are updates to Beats' two signature lines of headphones: the over-the-head casual listening Solo line and the athletically-focused Powerbeats line. The BeatsX, however, are a new line of headphones aimed at being a more mobile everyday pair of headphones. All three headphones come with Fast Fuel, a fast-charging solution that can deliver more power with 5 minutes of charging. 5 minutes of charging delivers 3 hours of playback for the Solo3, 2 hours of playback for the BeatsX and an hour of playback for the Powerbeats3. The Solo3 headphones are available for $299 on Apple.com. The Powerbeats3 and BeatsX will be available for $199 and $149, respectively, later this year.

Apple Unveils iPhone 7 With Water Resistance, A10 Fusion, New 'Jet Black' Color, Updated Cameras, No Headphone Jack, and More

Apple today announced the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus at its "See You on the 7th" media event in San Francisco. The new iPhones feature a 64-bit four-core A10 Fusion processor, stereo speakers positioned on opposite ends of the device, a flush Force-sensitive home button with a Taptic Engine for haptic feedback, and IP67-standard water and dust resistance – but no headphone jack. Wired Lightning in-ear EarPod headphones and a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter are included in the box. Apple is offering Siri-enabled wireless earbuds called AirPods as a separate accessory, available for $159 in late October. The iPhone 7 features a faster, more energy efficient 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization, six-element f/1.8 aperture lens, an artificial light compensating flicker sensor, Quad-LED True Tone flash, and enhanced tone mapping. The device also has a 7-megapixel front-facing FaceTime HD camera with wide color capture and auto-image stabilization. The iPhone 7 Plus differentiates itself from the 4.7-inch handset with a dual-lens 12-megapixel camera featuring all the same features, but is much more advanced, including a wide-angle lens and a separate telephoto lens that combine to create 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom features. The ISP dual-lens camera is also capable of producing live shallow depth of field shots and "bokeh" effects in preview mode. Depth of field shot taken with the iPhone 7 Plus dual-lens camera The smartphones are crafted from anodized aluminum and have a stainless steel Apple logo, and come

Apple and Nike Debut Apple Watch Nike+ Edition

Apple and Nike today announced the Apple Watch Nike+, an aluminum Apple Watch Series 2 that comes with a perforated rubber Nike band and watch face. The two companies say the new watch is the "perfect running partner" and comes with deep Nike integration. The Apple Watch Nike+ comes with all of the improvements that the Apple Watch Series 2 does, which includes built-in GPS, a brighter display, water resistance and a new dual-core processor. However, it also has new abilities that make it easier for frequent runners to run, including watch faces that instantly launch new runs and exclusive Siri commands. Siri can be used by Apple Watch Nike+ users to both start and stop runs. Nike's Run Club app is integrated into the Apple Watch Nike+, offering daily pieces of motivation via smart run reminders, challenges from friends, and alerts when there's good running weather outside. The running display also offers quick, glanceable data on pace, distance and heart rate. There are also a couple of social features, allowing users to "fist bump" fellow runners from the Watch and shared-run summaries. The Nike Sport Bands are exclusive to the Apple Watch Nike+ and are not sold separately. They come in four color options: Black / Volt, Black / Cool Gray, Flat Silver / White, and Flat Silver / Volt. The Apple Watch Nike+ will be available in 38 mm for $369 and 42 mm for $399 from Apple.com, Nike.com, Apple Stores and select Nike retail stores. It'll be available to pre-order on September 9 in 32 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, India, Canada,

Apple Announces Swimproof 'Apple Watch Series 2' With Built-In GPS and New Ceramic Edition

Apple today announced the second generation Apple Watch, which it's calling "Series 2," confirming a handful of previously rumored features on the wearable device. Series 2 is swimproof and water resistant up to 50 meters, so users can "wear their watch with confidence in the water." The company also confirmed that Series 2 has built-in GPS so users can get more accurate pace and distance readouts during running workouts. Apple's announcement was focused on the fitness features of Apple Watch Series 2, particularly attempting to craft intelligent and user-friendly swimming workouts on the wearable device. The new algorithims it has developed are for pool and open water swimming sessions, with Series 2 able to "count laps, track average lap pace and auto-detect stroke type to accurately measure active calorie burn." “We’re thrilled with the response to Apple Watch and how it’s changed people’s lives. We are committed to fitness and health and think our customers will love the new capabilities of Apple Watch Series 2,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “With a powerful new dual-core processor, water resistance 50 meters and built-in GPS, Apple Watch Series 2 is packed with features to help our customers live a healthy life.” Thanks to the built-in GPS, Apple Watch Series 2 can record precise distance, pace, and speed readouts during outdoor runs and bike rides, all without needing to take an iPhone along during the workout. The connected iPhone Activity app will allow users to delve into even more detailed information about their workout session

Apple Debuts Wireless 'AirPods' With 5 Hours of Music Playback

Apple today announced a new pair of wireless "AirPods," which provide up to 5 hours of music playback and high-quality sound through a "seamless and automatic connection" between devices. The AirPods include a rechargeable battery case that delivers up to 24 hours of battery life. The AirPods connect instantly with a single tap and switch between iCloud-connected Apple devices on the fly. Playback is controlled by dual-optical sensors that "know when you are listening" and will pause music automatically when taken out. A double tap on the buds invokes Siri, allowing the user to select and control music, change the volume, check battery life or perform any other Siri task. This functionality is enabled by an ultra-low power Apple W1 chip inside, which also delivers higher quality audio, claims Apple. "AirPods are the first headphones to deliver a breakthrough wireless audio experience, and with the new Apple W1 chip they deliver innovative features including high quality sound, great battery life and automatic setup," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "AirPods are simple and magical to use, with no switches or buttons, automatically connecting to all your Apple devices simply and seamlessly, and letting you access Siri with just a double tap. We can’t wait for users to try them with iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2."Each AirPod also has an additional accelerometer that detects when the user is speaking, while a pair of beam-forming microphones focus on the sound of the user's voice and filters out external noise.

'Pokémon GO' Officially Coming to Apple Watch With New App

Apple and Niantic Labs today announced that an app for the popular Pokémon Go iOS game is coming to Apple Watch. The app will notify users when wild Pokémon appear, show information about their hatching eggs, and even alert when a Pokéstop is

Apple Debuts 'Everyone Can Code' Program to Teach Kids Swift

Today at its September 2016 Special Event, Apple announced a new ConnectED program called Everyone Can Code. The program is designed to help students around the country learn how to program. Image via The Verge Everyone Can Code will begin by teaching kids how to code in Swift, Apple's own programming language. It'll use the Swift Playgrounds iOS app and Apple CEO Tim Cook said that it will benefit the more than 100 schools that have signed up to teach Swift since June. We've always believed that education is a great equalizer, a powerful force for change, for good, and we've always believed that our products could have a positive impact on teachers and students. But we're keenly aware that not every school can have this impact. That's why we're so deeply committed to ConnectED, a national initiative combining government and leading technology companies to bring that technology to underserved schools. I personally visited several of these ConnectED schools and the program is having amazing results. Kids are engaged like never before and they're learning like never before, and this is how it should be. Apple announced that 114 ConnectED schools will be up and running by this fall. Apple has also delivered a Mac and an iPad to 4,500 teachers, put an Apple TV in every ConnectED classroom and has given 50,000 iPads for students. "The ConnectED grant has meant a complete transformation," said Trina Siegfried of Crane Elementary School. "The students are having fun. They're more engaged. Most importantly, we're seeing a real love of learning." Apple also

Apple Reveals All-New 'Super Mario Run' Game Coming to iOS [Updated]

Today at its September 7 media event, Apple announced a new Mario game is coming to iOS, called "Super Mario Run." In the game, Mario runs to the right, and users can tap to make Mario jump. Later levels will introduce blocks that change Mario's direction as well as other more intense obstacles that require precision timing, but the goal remains simple - collect as many coins as you can and get to the flagpole at the end of the level before time runs out. All the while, users can play the game one-handed. There are a few other modes too, including a battle mode called "Toad Rally," which lets users compete against the ghosts of friends and strangers around the world and beat their high score. Victory in battle mode depends on the number of coins you collect and the number of toads you impress, since the toad characters appear on screen every time you perform a daring move. There's no flagpole in battle mode, so the player keeps running until time runs out. The ghost appears in the level to show the player what the person they're competing against was doing when they ran the same level to achieve their score. If players are victorious, toads they've collected become residents of their very own mushroom kingdom, enabling players to customize their kingdom using the coins and toads they collected in the game. The "father" of Mario, Shigeru Minamoto, spoke at the Apple event about his latest creation: We want as many people with smartphones around the world to enjoy playing as Mario, and we're doing it first on iOS. And we're doing it in a brand new game called

Live Coverage of Apple's 'See You on the 7th' iPhone 7 Event

Apple's "See you on the 7th" event kicks off at 10:00 AM Pacific Time today, and we're expecting to see several product announcements including the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, an updated Apple Watch, and perhaps some Beats and "AirPods" headphone news. We'll also be hearing final details on the official release date for iOS 10, and probably macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10. Today's event is being held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Apple is providing a live video stream on its website and via Apple TV. Photo via Tim Cook In addition to Apple's video stream, we will be updating this article with live blog coverage and issuing Twitter updates through our @MacRumorsLive account as the keynote unfolds. Highlights from the event and separate news stories regarding today's announcements will go out through our @MacRumors account. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up with Apple news and rumors. Apple's online stores around the world are currently down in advance of the event. The full event transcript in reverse chronological order is available after the jump.

Apple's September 2016 Media Event: Spoiler-Free Video Stream [Video Posted]

Apple's "See you on the 7th" media event will be kicking off at 10:00 AM Pacific today, and as is tradition some MacRumors readers who can't follow the event live are interested in avoiding all of the announcements and waiting until Apple posts the recorded video of the event so as to experience it without already knowing the outcome. For those individuals, we've posted this news story, which will be updated with a direct link to the presentation once it becomes available from Apple. No other news stories or announcements will be displayed alongside this story. Apple has become quicker about making event videos available for replay over the past several years, and videos are now frequently available within an hour of an event's conclusion. Users waiting for the video to be posted are welcome to gather in the thread associated with this news story, and we ask that those who follow the events refrain from making any posts in the thread about Apple's announcements. Video Posted: A direct link to the video file is now available, with no

Apple's Online Store Down Ahead of Today's iPhone 7 Event

Apple's online storefront has been taken offline this morning, less than six hours prior to the company's upcoming "See You on the 7th" media event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, where Tim Cook and other senior executives are expected to announce the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, second-generation Apple Watch, new Beats products, and possibly other updates. Apple will provide a live stream (spoiler free) of the keynote on the Apple TV and on iOS and Mac devices through its website, starting at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. MacRumors will also have full coverage of the event, with a live blog on our front page at MacRumors.com and updates in 140 characters or less through our @MacRumorsLive account on Twitter. Last week, we outlined what to expect at the event. We'll also have specific coverage of today's announcements in separate news stories, and our community forums are a great place for readers to discuss the announcements before, during, and after the event. Be sure to keep tabs on the iPhone and Apple Watch sections in particular for the latest

Apple Decorates Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Ahead of Wednesday's Event

Over the weekend, Apple began decorating the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, which is where its "See You on the 7th" keynote will be held on Wednesday. Crews have put up window decorations and flags with Apple logos, plus other black-with-colored-dots themed banners and signage. At the event, Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, second-generation Apple Watch, and refreshed Beats products. Apple should also provide final release dates for iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3, and it may have other product and service updates to announce. Apple will provide a live stream of the September 7 keynote on the Apple TV and on iOS and Mac devices through its website. MacRumors will also provide live coverage of the event for those unable to watch, both on MacRumors.com and through our @MacRumorsLive account on Twitter. Read: What to Expect From Apple's September 7 Event (Thanks, Edward!)

What to Expect From Apple's September 7 Event

We're just a few days away from Apple's annual fall event, where we expect to see the launch of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, a second-generation Apple Watch with new bands, and refreshed Beats products. We may also see the debut of Apple's rumored wireless "AirPods" earbuds, and we'll find out when iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 will officially launch. For details on all of Apple's new products culled from the rumors we've heard over the course of the last year, read our below guide on what to expect, but beware -- there are lots of spoilers! Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

New Beats Products to Debut Alongside iPhone 7 on September 7

Apple plans to unveil new Beats by Dre products at its upcoming event set to be held on September 7, reports iGeneration. The news comes courtesy of an email that was mistakenly sent to the site from the Beats PR team, which iGeneration originally provided a screenshot for but was asked to remove. The email announced the Apple event and specifically said "a selection of new Beats by Dre products will be unveiled." It isn't known what new Beats products Apple has in the works, but it seems likely the company will debut both new wireless headphones and Beats headphones that adopt Lightning connectors, as the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will not have a headphone jack. Apple was recently granted a number of product certifications from the Eurasian Economic Union, and three new Beats headphone models were among them. Apple is also working on a set of wireless "AirPods" earbuds, which are not likely to be sold under the Beats brand. It is not clear if the AirPods are going to be announced at the September 7 event, but rumors suggest they are fully wireless with no connective cord between the earpieces, much like the Bragi Dash. It appears Apple plans to offer a range of different jack-free headphone solutions for iPhone customers alongside the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Along with new Beats and the rumored AirPods, Apple is also said to be planning to ship its two new smartphones with Lightning-equipped

Siri Offers Witty Responses About September 7 Event

Ahead of Apple's "See You on the 7th" special event next Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, Siri is now offering up some traditionally witty responses to users that mention the tagline for the upcoming event. iPhone users can test Siri themselves by saying "see you on the seventh." Apple sent out media invites earlier today for the event, to be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. There, Apple CEO Tim Cook and other senior executives are expected to announce the iPhone 7 and possibly a second-generation Apple Watch. Less likely is a new MacBook Pro, expected later in the year, but a September announcement cannot be ruled out entirely. Apple will also likely provide an update on the prospective launch dates of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and tvOS

Apple Invites Media to September 7 Event: 'See You on the 7th'

Apple today sent out media invites for an iPhone-centric event that will be held on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 am at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. Media invites (via The Verge) offer up a first look at the theme of the event and feature the simple tagline: "See you on the 7th." The fall 2016 event is expected to see the debut of the next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which are rumored to feature improved cameras, better processors, and improved water resistance, implemented through the removal of the headphone jack and the introduction of a new flush, pressure-sensitive home button. Both devices are said to look similar to the iPhone 6s, with the same general size and shape, but with relocated antenna bands that no longer span the back of the devices. Faster LTE and Wi-Fi speeds are rumored, as is a jump in storage space with 32GB positioned as the new minimum and a 256GB option rumored at the high end (possibly limited to iPhone 7 Plus). Display improvements first introduced in the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, including the True Tone feature able to adjust the display to match ambient lighting could be offered, and the larger iPhone 7 Plus is expected to have exclusive features like 3GB RAM and a dual-lens camera for crisper, brighter images. Apple may use the event to debut a second-generation Apple Watch, said to include better waterproofing, an improved processor, and a built-in GPS chip. Design changes are not expected for the next-generation Apple Watch, but new materials and new bands are always a possibility. Apple