“Apple is pushing on with their smartwatch endeavors in the form of the Apple Watch Series 2,” Joshua Ho writes for AnandTech. “For the most part I would say that there isn’t a ton that can be said about the new watch in the context of a hands-on, but I figured that at least some discussion of the new ceramic casing would be interesting to see.”
“For those that are unaware of what this finish entails, the ceramic casing is much stiffer than stainless steel which makes it much harder to scratch and impervious to corrosion. It’s going to feel a lot more like glass rather than steel,” Ho writes. “However similar to glass, the ductility and malleability of ceramic is fairly low and if you really do something to damage the case it’s likely that it will shatter altogether rather than bend and deform.”
“The one interesting feature I found while playing with the Apple Watch was the ability to manually enable the water clearing speaker system, and when you do so it makes you turn the digital crown to activate the speakers and clear water from within the watch,” Ho writes. “The Apple Watch Series 2 goes on preorder starting September 9, and goes on sale September 16. Prices start at US$369.”
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