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The Apple Watch 8 is a must-wear item for fall. Apple’s upgraded smartwatch includes a bigger battery, even more health features, new Apple Watch colors, and all the text, talk, and streaming features you love from the original Apple Watch. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about all the new Apple Watch 8 models and why you need them this fall.

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Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS, 41mm), $399

Apple Watch SE 2nd Gen (GPS + Cellular 40mm), $299

Apple Watch 8 Ultra (GPS + Cellular 49mm), $799

Now is the best time to buy an Apple Watch: the new Apple Watch 8 model has just been released. The device includes many essential features and functions that you won’t find in older watch models.

If you’ve never owned an Apple Watch before, let Apple’s latest wearable be your first. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the Apple Watch Series 8, including where you can pre-order.

What’s new in the Apple Watch Series 8?


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The Apple Watch Series 8, the latest addition to the Apple Watch lineup, features a new S8 chip for improved performance. It also includes an always-on display and new watch face options. The Apple Watch 8 will have a larger battery than previous models: battery life can be increased to 36 hours in low power mode. Apple Watch 8 has a durable construction and is protected against swimming, dust and cracks.

Like the iPhone 14, the Apple Watch 8 also detects when the user is involved in an accident.

The Apple Watch 8 has a number of health features, including an optical heart sensor, an electrical heart sensor for EKG, a blood oxygen sensor and a new body temperature sensor. The temperature sensor is introduced as a women’s health tool to more accurately track the timing of ovulation and other changes in a woman’s monthly cycle. (In light of increased data privacy concerns surrounding cycle tracking information, Apple has assured consumers that their data is secure and encrypted.)

The Apple Watch 8 is available in 41mm and 45mm size options. Buyers can choose a stainless steel or aluminum body and several different colors; new watch strap options are available through Nike and Hermes.

The Apple Watch 8 is available for pre-order on Amazon in most sizes and colors.

Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS, 41mm), $399

Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS + Cellular 45mm), $529

What’s new in Apple Watch SE 2nd generation


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The Apple Watch SE (2nd generation), the most affordable version of the Apple Watch, includes core Apple Watch features such as car crash detection, heart rate monitoring, fall detection, and activity tracking. The updated watch can pair with a parent’s iPhone, but still work independently for calls and texts. It’s a smart choice for families who want to stay connected.

The new Apple Watch SE is 20% faster than the previous generation. The display is 30% larger than the previous model. The design of the back of the case is now 100% recycled aluminum.

The Apple Watch SE is available to order on Amazon.

Apple Watch SE 2nd Gen (GPS + Cellular, 40mm), $299

Apple Watch SE 2nd Gen (GPS, 44mm), $279

Apple Watch Ultra


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The Apple Watch Ultra is designed to be a more rugged and durable option for athletes and adventurers. It delivers up to 36 hours of battery life on a single charge with standard use, or 60 hours of battery life with the soon-to-be-released Battery Optimization setting. It is made of stronger titanium alloy material for improved impact resistance. It also offers a brighter display and a second speaker for better sound and display visibility during outdoor use. Apple says it’s also optimized for diving and water sports.

Apple Watch Ultra provides enhanced GPS functionality to track your steps and improve navigation for expeditions. There’s also an action button that can be used to more accurately track your workouts by marking segments of your workout.

Apple Watch Ultra has a large screen with a diagonal of 49 mm. It is now available for pre-order on Amazon; the watch will be officially released on September 23.

Apple Watch 8 Ultra (GPS + Cellular 49mm), $799

How to order all new Apple devices

A wide selection of Apple Watch 8 models are now available for pre-order on Amazon.

Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS, 41mm), $399

Apple Watch SE 2nd Gen (GPS + Cellular 40mm), $299

Apple Watch Ultra (GPS + Cellular 49mm), $799

The AirPods Pro 2 is now available for pre-order on Amazon. They will be released on September 23.

Apple AirPods Pro 2, $249

The iPhone 14 can be purchased on the Apple website and through retailers such as Walmart. (It’s not yet available for purchase on Amazon.) The smartphone is also available for pre-order through major carriers like T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon. Order through selected wireless carrier can help you get special discounts or exchange deals.

Save now on last year’s Apple iPhone, Apple Watch, Apple AirPods and more

Now that the latest models have been announced, you can get great deals on last year’s Apple iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods Pro and more.

Apple iPhone 13 (128GB): $679


Apple through Walmart

If you want to purchase a new 6.1-in Apple iPhone 13 for the new school year, know this: you’ll save money if you buy your iPhone at Walmart instead of the Apple Store. Right now at Walmart you can get the Apple iPhone 13 (128GB model) for $18.87 per month for 36 months. That’s a final price of $679, well below the $799 you’d pay at an Apple Store.

Apple iPhone 13 (128GB), $679 (reduced from $799)

You can get better prices than Apple on other iPhone 13 models, including the 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini ($16.09 per month for 36 months) and a 6.7-in iPhone 13 Pro Max ($29.14 per month for 36 months).

Apple iPhone 13 mini (128GB), $579 (reduced from $699)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro (128GB), $949 (reduced from $999)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB), $1,049 (reduced from $1,099)

Apple AirPods Pro


Upgrade your old AirPods to Apple AirPods Pro. Compared to older models, these AirPods feature active noise cancellation technology, water resistance, and hearing health tracking in a more compact and more convenient design. They are also praised for their excellent sound quality.

Now priced at $180, Apple’s AirPods Pro are a great option for those with some flexibility in their budget.

Apple AirPods Pro, $180 (reduced from $249)

Apple AirPods with MagSafe case (3rd generation)


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The the third generation of Apple AirPods are a nice upgrade over the second generation model. They support 3D spatial audio with dynamic head tracking. You also get more listening time – up to 30 hours with the included MagSafe charging case.

Apple AirPods (3rd Gen), $150 (reduced from $179)

Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm)

Apple Watch Series 7 45mm

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The bigger, the heavier 45mm Apple Watch Series 7 now sold at Walmart and Amazon. We found the best deal on starlight aluminum color.

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS (45mm), $329 and up (regularly $429)

Apple iPad Mini 6



The iPad Mini 6 is a compact tablet with an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display. Apple’s 2021 tablet is powered by the A15 Bionic chip. It has a 12MP wide-angle rear camera and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle front camera. It boasts landscape stereo speakers. Available in four colors.

Please note that the Apple iPad Mini is not compatible with an external Apple device Magic keyboard. However, it can be used with other Bluetooth-enabled external keyboards.

Apple iPad Mini 6 with Cellular (64GB) (Space Gray), $599 (reduced from $799)

Apple iPad Air 5


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The 10.9-inch Apple iPad Air 5, introduced in 2022, is the latest in the lightweight iPad Air lineup. iPad Air 5 delivers performance up to 60% faster than the previous model, thanks to Apple’s M1 turbocharged chip. The device boasts a 12MP wide-angle rear camera that supports 4K video. It also offers Touch ID and Apple’s Liquid Retina display.

Available in five colors; prices vary. The sale prices below are for the Space Gray iPad Air 5 with Wi-Fi only.

Apple iPad Air 5 (64GB) (Space Gray), $559 (reduced from $599)

Apple iPad Air 5 (256GB) (Space Gray), $679 (reduced from $749)

Apple iPad 9


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The 10.2-inch iPad 9, released in 2021, is Apple’s most affordable iPad offering. It offers an 8MP wide-angle rear camera and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle front camera. It also boasts stereo speakers. This iPad is powered by the A13 Bionic chip. It boasts up to 10 hours of battery life and is compatible with Apple Pencil for drawing or notes.

Available in two colors; prices vary.

Apple iPad 9 (64GB) (Silver), $280 (reduced from $329)

The CBS Essentials Fall 100

Want the secret to a perfect fall? The shopping experts at CBS Essentials (that’s us!) put together a first ever The basics of autumn 100a list of the 100 must-haves of fall 2022.

These must-have items include bestsellers, seasonal favorites, top-rated products and hotly anticipated new gadgets, including new Apple iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple AirPods Pro 2. Before you buy anything this season, check out the CBS Essentials Fall 100 list for the best tech and kitchen gadgets like coffee makers, 4K televisions and streaming boxeshousehold appliances, for example washers and dryers, robot vacuum cleanersmust-have clothing, cozy furniture, fall decor, Halloween costumes, Thanksgiving turkey and more.

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