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Apple Announces watchOS 3 to Launch on Tuesday, September 13

Apple confirmed the official release date of watchOS 3 at a media event held today at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. watchOS 3 will be released on Tuesday, September 13th.

Announced at WWDC in June, watchOS 3 features a new dock for faster launching of your favorite apps, new watch faces, fitness sharing and competition, a new Breathe app to help manage stress, HomeKit integration, stickers and some of the other features found in Messages for iOS, the ability to unlock your Mac, and more.

Apple hasn’t announced a Golden Master seed of watchOS 3 yet, but it will presumably be released to developers later today. Usually the last developer release before a public launch, the GM seed will allow developers to make finalize their watchOS 3 apps and submit them to the App Store.

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Apple Announces September 7 Event

As first reported by Jim Dalrymple at The Loop, Apple has announced a media event for September 7 at 10 AM. The event will be held at the Bill Graham auditorium in San Francisco.

Based on recent speculation and rumors, Apple is widely expected to introduce a new iPhone 7 line, which may eliminate the 3.5 mm headphone jack and include a dual camera system in the higher-end model. A second generation Apple Watch and refreshed Retina MacBook Pros may also be announced at the event. There have been few rumors about what to expect from a new Apple Watch, but the Retina MacBook Pro is rumored to be thinner, lighter, and include a touch sensitive strip on the keyboard that replaces the function keys and can be programmed to perform different tasks.

In addition to hardware, Apple is expected to announce release dates for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, which have been in public and developer beta since WWDC in June. As in the past, Apple should release a Golden Master seed of iOS 10 and macOS shortly after the event, with a public release to follow within about 10 days.