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Grab the Apple Watch Series 7 with up to a $100 discount

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Don't miss this deal on the Apple Watch Series 7
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If you are looking to buy the Apple Watch Series 7, you are in luck, as  Amazon has certain variants discounted by as much as $100.

You can get the 41mm GPS-only Apple Watch Series 7 for just $329 post the discount, while the 44mm model is available for as low as $359.

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Apple Watch Series 7 drops to a new low price of $329

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‘Contour’ and ‘Modular Duo’ faces for Apple Watch Series 7
Time to get an Apple Watch and up your fitness level
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The Apple Watch Series 7 has been discounted to its lowest-ever price on Amazon in the last 30 days, making it the perfect time to pick one up. Amazon lists the 41mm Apple Watch Series 7 for only $329 — a whopping $70 discount from its retail price of $399.

The 45mm model sees a similar $69.01 discount, so you can get it for just $359.99 while Amazon’s sale lasts.

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Charging problems return for Apple Watch Series 7 owners

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Not again.
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Apple Watch Series 7 owners are suffering more charging problems just two months after earlier issues were eliminated. Some owners report that fast charging is broken after installing the latest watchOS 8.5 update.

Faster charging is one of Apple Watch Series 7’s biggest selling points. Top-ups are supposed to be around 33% quicker than on previous models — but only if you’re using the right charging accessories.

Apple marks 15 years of fighting AIDS with Product Red

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ProductRed iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7
Apple is going all-out for this year's World AIDS Day.
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To mark World AIDS Day, Apple celebrated 15 years of fighting AIDS with Product Red on Wednesday. The company also outlined new ways customers can support its ongoing efforts — like buying Red versions of iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7.

Through December 6, Apple will donate $1 to the Global Fund for every purchase made with Apple Pay at an Apple Store, through the Apple Store online and in the Apple Store app.

watchOS 8.1.1 removes charging bug on Apple Watch Series 7

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watchOS 8.1.1 removes charging bug on Apple Watch Series 7
watchOS 8.1.1 is out, but it might not be for you.
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Apple Watch Series 7 wearers should install a small “bug fix” update that debuted on Thursday. If you don’t have that model, don’t waste time looking for the new version — watchOS 8.1.1 is apparently only for the recently released Series 7.

T-Mobile denies $100 Apple Watch rebate promised by Apple

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Apple Watch Series 7 T-Mobile rebate
Some customers have redeemed the rebate successfully.
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T-Mobile customers are reportedly being denied a $100 rebate on Apple Watch Series 7 that was promised by Apple at the time of purchase.

As of Thursday morning, Apple’s website still advertises the promotion — which is supposedly available between October 8 and December 31. But some customers who have tried to redeem their cash say they’ve been unsuccessful.

Apple Watch Series 7 teardown reveals bigger batteries, new display tech

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Apple Watch Series 7 teardown
Very familiar but with some big differences.
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Apple Watch Series 7 just got its customary teardown by iFixit, revealing some small but significant changes to its internals — including slightly larger batteries — and a somewhat surprising repairability score.

It looks like Apple’s newest wearable now uses more advanced display technology, which could explain why it faced such a lengthy delay.