Apple today announced the new Apple Watch Series 5, which looks very much like its predecessors -- especially the Series 4. However, the big change with the Series 5 is the addition of an always-on display (finally), which is made possible with Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxid (LTPO) technology.
So instead of having to raise your wrist to provoke the Apple Watch to turn on, you can always see the time and all of your complications no matter what you're doing. Apple says that even though the display is now always visible, the battery life remains at 18 hours. It also features a built-in compass (alongside a new compass app).
Apple Watch Series 5 starts at $399, while the LTE models will be priced from $499. In addition to the aluminum (now 100 percent recyclable) and stainless steel, Apple is also introducing titanium models and is bringing back ceramic. The Apple Watch Series 3 drops to just $199, while the Series 4 will be completely supplanted by the Series 5.
Apple also today announced a new iPad today, which replaces the sixth generation 9.7-inch model that came before it. It features an A10 Fusion processor, 10.2-inch Retina display, and it incorporates the Smart Connector for hooking up a keyboard. The same basic design is retained from its predecessor, and the enclosure is now made of 100 percent recyclable aluminum.
Pricing holds the line at $329 for consumers and $299 for education; you can preorder today, and it will begin shipping at the end of the month.