Adding up Apple’s ‘California Streaming’ event by the numbers


Apple's "California Streaming" event by the numbers.
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If there’s one thing you can expect from a new Apple product release like its “California Streaming” event on Tuesday, it’s a lot of impressive facts and figures. After all, the older products are still impressive, yet the new ones have to be better. And they always are, at least to some degree.

It’s a little bit like the staggering numbers Apple throws around on its quarterly earnings calls. But here it’s all about the product performance indicators that will most likely lead to more record-breaking earnings in the near future. Shipping on the items below is imminent in most cases.

See below for a rundown of the newly announced products and updates by the numbers.

How to factory-reset your Apple Watch-for-sale


If you're getting rid of an old Apple Watch for any reason (Series 7!), you should factory reset it.
If you're getting rid of an old Apple Watch for any reason (Series 7!), you should factory reset it.
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Unless you just emerged from a cave or a doomsday bunker, you probably know everyone expects Apple to announce new products releases next week — most likely including the Apple Watch 7.

If you’re considering selling, trading, giving away or returning your Apple Watch for that or any reason, we’ll show you how to factory reset it first.

Production woes might delay Apple Watch Series 7


Apple Watch Series 7 concept
Apple Watch Series 7 might not be out in September, as had been hoped.

The debut of Apple Watch Series 7 will be pushed back due to production difficulties, according to an unconfirmed report Tuesday.

A new flat-sided look, and the addition of a blood-pressure monitor and other features, has left Apple scrambling to finalize the smartwatch’s design. Apple allegedly put assembly of the wearable on hold while the company’s engineers try to fix the problems.

New bands for larger Apple Watch 7 models spotted in leaked photos


Larger Apple Watch Series 7 bands
The new bands fit 41mm and 45mm Apple Watch models.
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New bands for a larger Apple Watch models have appeared in leaked photos ahead of this year’s Series 7 upgrade.

The images, from two different sources and of two different band variants, hint at new 41mm and 45mm size options. They’ve surfaced just days after a tipster claimed Apple’s next Watch refresh will pack larger screen sizes.