Apple Watch Ultra and AirPods Pro (2nd generation) will go on sale in India

Last week, Apple released iPhone 14 and 14 Pro along with Watch Series 8 and Watch SE (2nd generation) in India. Now, Apple fans can buy the new Watch Ultra and the new AirPods Pro (2nd generation).

The new Watch Ultra is Apple’s most advanced and toughest watch to date. It is an all-weather smartwatch with military grade MIL-STD 810H that has been tested to work in extreme weather conditions and also maintains water pressure up to 100m, even comes with EN13319 certification, depth gauge with water temperature sensor. It can work in harsh environmental conditions from -20°C to 55°C.

It has a huge always-on Retina LTPO OLED display with 2,000 nits brightness and comes in a 49mm titanium case. On the front, it has a sapphire crystal screen with edge protection. It also features IP6X dust resistance certifications and users can customize the action button next to the Digital Crown.

Apple Watch Ultra. Credit: Apple

It’s powered by a 64-bit Apple S8 dual-core processor, W3 wireless chipset, and U1 broadband. Apple Watch Ultra uses two new motion sensors and an advanced sensor fusion algorithm to detect severe car crashes.

Also, on a single charge, the Apple Watch Ultra can easily last for 36 hours, and if you turn on low power mode and other low power settings, it can last for sixty hours. This is unprecedented in the entire Watch Series since the first model (2015). It costs 89,900 rupees.

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On the other hand, the new AirPods Pro features an updated charging case design and includes a sling loop.

AirPods Pro feature a new generation H2 processor, which promises to deliver an exceptional audio experience and cancel up to twice as much noise as the previous generation AirPods Pro. With a new low-distortion audio driver and dedicated amplifier, AirPods Pro can ensure richer bass and crystal-clear sound across a wider range of frequencies. And for the first time, Apple will also offer an extra small ear tip included so more people can enjoy a better user experience on their AirPods Pro.

With the Transparency mode, the user can listen to the outside world as well as music or answer a call. This will come in handy when crossing a road or traveling with a mass transit vehicle such as a bus or metro/subway abroad and being able to listen for announcements of the next destination.


AirPods Pro 2nd Gen. Credit: Apple

It also supports spatial audio to deliver an immersive listening experience. With this feature, users can perceive the sound individually, based on the size and shape of its head and ears.

The new AirPods Pro promise to deliver nearly six hours of listening time with ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) turned on, which is an hour and a half more listening time compared to the first iteration. And the charging case can recharge AirPods Pro four more times, which means the latter can last up to 30 hours.

The earphones, case and retail box are produced through an eco-friendly manufacturing process and even the materials are sourced responsibly. Inside, components such as magnets are made from 100 percent recycled rare earth elements, and for the first time — 100 percent recycled gold in the coating of many printed circuit boards.

The enclosure also uses 100 percent recycled tin to solder the main logic board, and 100 percent recycled aluminum in the hinge. AirPods Pro are free of potentially harmful substances such as mercury, brominated flame retardants (BFR), PVC and beryllium.

The redesigned packaging has ensured that there is absolutely no need for outer plastic wrap, and that 90 percent or more of the packaging is made using fiber-based materials. It costs 26,900 rupees.

In Apple India online store, potential buyers get inscription like emojis, numbers, special characters, names and words in English and seven regional languages ​​- Kannada, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati and Telugu. Apple offers free engraving service in India.

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