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Apple Watch May Soon Get Touch Sensitive Solid State Buttons


The next-gen Apple Watch is set to get more user and touch friendly. Apple is speculated to add solid state buttons to the smartwatch which will be responsive to touch. The button won?t physically click but use haptic effect and vibrate slightly to navigate back and forth, Fast Company reported.

With the use of solid state buttons, the upcoming Apple Watch will also be water resistant. It is likely to be launched later this year or in 2019.

During the WWDC, Apple’s smartwatch got an update as well. With the new watchOS 5, users can now challenge friends to an exercise competition and try out new workout types like yoga and hiking. With the new update, users will be able to press a button on the side of the watch, speak, and the other person will hear what you have to say. Almost as similar to a walkie-talkie.

Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular is now available in India. It will be available for purchase via Airtel stores, Jio.com, Reliance Digital stores and Jio stores.

While the Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular connectivity starts at Rs 39,080 for the 38mm size variant, the Silver Aluminium Case and Seashell Short Loop is priced at Rs 39,120 for the 38mm size variant. The 42mm variant of the Apple Watch Series 3 is priced at Rs 41,120 and the Seashell Short loop is priced at Rs 41,160. Apple Watch Nike+ is prced at Rs 39,130 for the LTE variant while the Apple Watch Edition with LTE connectivity is priced at Rs 1,18,030 for the 38mm version. Lastly, the Apple Watch Edition with a white ceramic case is priced at Rs 1,22,090 for the 42mm size version.

The cellular version of the Apple Watch Series 3 will allow users to take calls on the device itself, sans WiFi or cellular connectivity. There will be no need to have the device tethered to the iPhone.

To activate cellular connectivity on the Apple Watch, users will need to update to iOS 11.3 and watchOS 4.3. On your iPhone, head to General > About and update.
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