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Save $50 on Apple Watch Series 8 with this pre-Black Friday deal

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Apple Watch Series 8
This is the Apple Watch Series 8 deal that you should not miss.
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Looking to buy an Apple Watch Series 8 for your loved one this holiday season? Amazon has discounted the smartwatch by $50, bringing its price down to as low as $349.

The $50 off is available on the watch’s GPS and cellular variants. And if you place your order now, Amazon will deliver the wearable a week before Thanksgiving.

Apple Watch Series 8 get its very first discount

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Apple Watch 8 is great. But it's not necessarily great enough to upgrade, given its minimal improvements.
Save up to $50 on the Apple Watch Series 8.
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The Apple Watch Series 8 is already available with a sweet $50 discount on Amazon. Take advantage of the offer, and you can get Apple’s latest smartwatch for as low as $349.

Apple products are rarely discounted within a month of their release. And this is the first time the Apple Watch Series 8 is seeing a discount after its launch.

Hermès intros two new Apple Watch bands (and a horsey face)

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Apple Watch Hermès will debut two fancy new bands and a horsey watch face.
Apple Watch Hermès will debut two fancy new bands and a horsey watch face.
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Rumors that Apple is discontinuing its partnership with Hermès appear to be completely wrong.

Among the flurry of announcements during Wednesday morning’s ‘Far Out’ event was news that the French fashion house is introducing two fancy new Apple Watch bands, plus a new watch face that celebrates the house’s equestrian roots.

BAM! Crash detection smashes into iPhone 14

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BAM! Crash detection smashes into iPhone 14
Both iPhone 14 series and the new Apple Watch models will call for help if you've been in a car wreck.
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If you’re in a severe car accident, your iPhone 14 will be able to tell and it can contact emergency services if you’re unconscious.

The feature will also be incorporated into the most recent Apple Watch models.

Apple unveils Watch Series 8 with new body temp sensor, focus on women’s health

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The Apple Watch Series 8 focuses on women's health with a new body temperature sensor that can detect ovulation.
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Apple just unveiled the Watch Series 8 with a focus on women’s health, including a body temperature sensor that can help with advanced cycle tracking.

The new watch, available to pre-order today and shipping September 16, also features car crash detection, a new low-power mode, international roaming and new faces and bands.

Pricing starts at $399 for GPS, and $499 for cellular.

What to expect at Apple’s Sept. 7 ‘Far Out’ product event [Updated]

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Far out: Apple’s Sept. 7 iPhone event is on and in person
There's a lot to look forward to on September 7 at 10 a.m.
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The long-anticipated Apple early fall event is just around the corner. On September 7, executives will take to the stage at Apple Park to unveil an array of new products.

Here’s everything we’re expecting at the “Far Out” event, plus the devices we’ll likely have to wait until later in the year to see.

What we already know about Apple Watch Series 8

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Apple Watch Pro with flash screen
A new top-of-the-line Apple Watch Pro allegedly coming in 2022 will have a flat screen and a titanium body.
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You don’t have to wait until September to get the details on the next-gen Apple Watch. Many of them leaked out already.

Here’s what to expect out of the upcoming Series 8, and a new “extreme sports” Apple Watch. An updated Apple Watch SE is also supposedly in the offing.

Sound familiar? Apple Watch 8 display might be flat.

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Ian Zelbo's render shows how Apple Watch 8 might look.
Ian Zelbo's render shows how Apple Watch 8 might look.
Photo: Ian Zelbo

Remember last year when rumors flew that Apple Watch 7 would feature a flat display and squared edges? Not true, of course. But a new leak suggests those traits might define the upcoming Apple Watch 8.

Or maybe the characteristics apply to the rumored “rugged” Apple Watch that could be coming soon. Either way, there’s reason to believe those changes have been in the pipeline.