First Hands-On with Apple Watch Series 2 and AirPods [VIDEO]


This morning Apple took the stage in San Francisco to announce the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, the Apple Watch Series 2, and the company’s new wireless headphones called AirPods.

The Apple Watch Series 2 has a new chip inside the S2, a dual-core processor that is up to 50% faster, and a new GPU which delivers twice the graphics performance. The device is also swim-proof, with a redesigned speaker that has a mechanism which pushes out water. Alongside the Apple Watch Series 2, the company also announced the Apple Watch Nike+, which is specifically targeted to runners.

Apple’s AirPods are new wireless headphones that use innovated technology to enhance the quality and experience of listening to music when using devices that are not wired. The headphones can be used to listen to music, make phone calls, and interact with Siri.

Below are hands-on demos that were published to YouTube by the tech press. There was a demo area, located within the venue, showcasing the new devices. Check out the videos below for a better idea of how the Apple Watch Series 2 will work on your wrist.

The Apple Watch Series 2 will be available in Canada on September 16 with a starting price of $489. Pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 2 start on Friday, September 9. Apple’s AirPods will be available in Canada starting in late October for a hefty price of $219.