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Apple Watch SE gets a tempting $50 discount

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Apple Watch SE
Don't miss this deal on the Apple Watch SE
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Amazon currently has the Apple Watch SE discounted to just $229 — down from $279, a savings of $50.

The listing will show a $30 discount, bringing the price down to $249, with the additional $19.01 off automatically applied at checkout.

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Apple Watch SE down to $219 as Amazon slashes $60 off

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Bag yours before the discounts disappear.
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Pick up Apple Watch SE at its lowest ever price after a generous $60 discount from Amazon. Prices start at $219 — down from $279 — for a limited time only.

Stock is selling fast, so bag yours before they’re gone or the discounts disappear.

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Apple Watch passes 100 million active users

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Apple Watch Series 6 is expected to look just like Series 5.
Apple Watch Series 6 is the best selling smartwatch in the world.
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Apple Watch recently passed an important milestone. There are now 100 million of them in active use according to a market analysis firm. And more than 50 million Americans have one.

The user base is one of the most important measurements of a product’s success. It shows how many people are actively using a device, as opposed to buying one, disliking it, then dumping it in a drawer.

Apple Watch Series 7 will feature updated display, Explorer Edition will ship in 2022

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Apple Watch Series 7 concept
Is this the Apple Watch set for release later this year?
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The Apple Watch Series 7 will boast a faster processor, better wireless connectivity, and a new, improved screen, says a new report from Bloomberg. The screen will have thinner bezels and a “new lamination technique that brings the display closer to the front cover.” This would be the first Apple Watch form factor redesign since 2018.

However, a body temperature sensor that was planned for this year’s update has supposedly been pushed back to the 2022 iPhone. Meanwhile, a rumored blood sugar sensor for monitoring glucose levels is reported as still being several years away.

watchOS 7.3.1 repairs serious Apple Watch charging problem

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watchOS 7.3.1 squashes a bug inApple Watch’s Power Reserve feature.
Power Reserve reduces drain on your Apple Watch’s battery. But there’s a bug.
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To prevent your Apple Watch Series 5 or Apple Watch SE from refusing to charge when it’s in Power Reserve, you need watchOS 7.3.1. Apple rushed this update out on Monday specifically to fix this bug.

Any Apple Watch hit with this bug drains until it’s dead, and can‘t be recharged. But Apple will repair the affected devices at no cost.