Tech Check: Apple debuts discount watch, but no new iPhones ... yet

Apple is introducing a cheaper version of its smartwatch, its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its trend-setting products while more consumers are forced to scrimp during ongoing fallout from the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Sep 16, 2020, 1:51 AM

Updated 1,308 days ago

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SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) - Apple is introducing a cheaper version of its smartwatch, its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its trend-setting products while more consumers are forced to scrimp during ongoing fallout from the pandemic.
The scaled-down Apple Watch follows a budget iPhone that came out five months ago as the pandemic caused unemployment rates to soar.
Apple took the wraps off the new discount watch in addition to a new high-end model, a next-generation iPad and a new subscription service during a virtual event held Tuesday.
New iPhones are expected later this year.
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