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Want to use the new Apple Watch as a cell phone? It will cost you.

The new Apple Watch has a cellular connection that will allow it to work without an iPhone, but that freedom will come with a monthly cost. At a Tuesday event, Apple Inc. unveiled its new Series 3 smartwatch with cellular connectivity, along with new iPhones and upgraded Apple TV. Unlike previous iterations of the Apple...
Time: 18:14     Date: 12.09.2017
World Tech News: Want to use the new Apple Watch as a cell phone? It will cost you. NY Post 24 - US News

At a Tuesday event, Apple Inc. unveiled its new Series 3 smartwatch with cellular connectivity, along with new iPhones and upgraded Apple TV. Unlike previous iterations of the Apple Watch, this smartwatch no longer needs to be within the approximately 330 feet Bluetooth radius of a user’s iPhone for much functionality, like receiving texts or phone calls.

But that functionality comes at a price, and not just the $399 cost for the watch itself.

Major mobile carriers AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon each said Tuesday they will charge customers $10 a month on top of their usual cellphone bill for the Apple Watch’s new cellular feature. Sprint did not return a request for comment.

Some mobile carriers are offering deals on the watch. Verizon and T-Mobile, for example, are offering members three months of connectivity free, and Verizon is also waiving its activation fee and upgrade fee.

During the keynote presentation, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said last quarter Apple Watch sales grew 50% year-over-year, and that Apple Watch overtook Rolex to become the No. 1 selling watch in the world.

The aluminum-encased Apple Watch Series 3 is $329 without the cellular feature, and $399 with cellular included. A stainless steel version of the watch with a sports band will run $599 and one with a Milanese band is $699, unless you want to spend $749 to get it in black. Apple added new ceramic cased watches, and will continue to carry Hermès watch options priced at more than $1,000.

The new Apple Watch is available for preorder on Sept. 15 and ships Sept. 22.

Apple shares fell slightly after the event, finishing the session down 0.4%, following news that sales of the much-anticipated new iPhone X won’t occur until the next fiscal year. So far this year, Apple shares are up nearly 39%, while the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average have gained close to 12%.

Tech

World Tech News: Apple’s newest piece of hardware won’t be ready in time for Christmas. NY Post 24 - US News
Apple’s newest piece of hardware won’t be ready in time for Christmas.
Another day, another delay for a hotly anticipated Apple product. On Friday, the Cupertino, Calif., company said that its...
World Tech News: Russia is planning to colonize, mine the moon. NY Post 24 - US News
Russia is planning to colonize, mine the moon.
Russia is planning to colonize the Moon and explore its natural resources as part of ambitious plans to become a superpower...
World Tech News: Scientists find origin of creepy space whistles. NY Post 24 - US News
Scientists find origin of creepy space whistles.
Space is weird. It’s full of weird rocks, weird balls of gas, weird stars, and weird things that we can’t even properly...
World Tech News: Amateur video game maker almost sparked WWIII. NY Post 24 - US News
Amateur video game maker almost sparked WWIII.
You’ve probably heard this one before: Boy makes a video game; the game is drawn into a spat between global superpowers...

Opinion

Last US News - Opinion: Why no one is talking about Trump’s game-changing deal. NY Post 24 - US News
Why no one is talking about Trump’s game-changing deal.
Glen Dale, W. Va. — Bad news travels fast. Good news, meanwhile, doesn’t seem to travel at all. Last weekend in Beijing,...
Last US News - Opinion: Let’s just cancel the Oscars. NY Post 24 - US News
Let’s just cancel the Oscars.
Hollywood is in a tizzy about what to do about next year’s Oscars. If the ceremony goes on as planned, everything about...
Last US News - Opinion: How to make sure your kid doesn’t go to Snowflake U.. NY Post 24 - US News
How to make sure your kid doesn’t go to Snowflake U..
As a father of two young men, I am alarmed by the endless protests and outrage on both private and public university campuses...
Last US News - Opinion: A cure for Twitter’s fake-account headaches. NY Post 24 - US News
A cure for Twitter’s fake-account headaches.
Twitter’s existential problem with fake anonymous accounts would seem like an especially difficult one to solve. But a...
Last US News - Opinion: Gov. Cuomo gets caught making up facts over Congress’ tax plan. NY Post 24 - US News
Gov. Cuomo gets caught making up facts over Congress’ tax plan.
Gov. Cuomo tried to make political hay out of the GOP tax-cut plan by launching one of his sanctimonious lectures against...

Living

US Living News: This week’s must-read books. NY Post 24 - US News
This week’s must-read books.
The People Vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson (fiction, St. Martin’s) The prolific Patterson is back with book 23 in the...
US Living News: Inside the summer camp for celebrity sex addicts. NY Post 24 - US News
Inside the summer camp for celebrity sex addicts.
If the starry list of past clientele led Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein to expect four-star accommodations in the all-male...
US Living News: This is how many spiders we actually swallow in our sleep. NY Post 24 - US News
This is how many spiders we actually swallow in our sleep.
It’s a thought that strikes fear into arachnophobes everywhere – swallowing spiders in your sleep. The idea that...
US Living News: This man discovered a dirty little secret that reinvented medicine. NY Post 24 - US News
This man discovered a dirty little secret that reinvented medicine.
The only place you’d expect to encounter the “unmistakable smell of rotting flesh” these days would be at a slaughterhouse....
US Living News: You can count on getting squat when your parents die. NY Post 24 - US News
You can count on getting squat when your parents die.
When Ira Antelis graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in 1980 as an aspiring composer, his parents helped him financially...
US Living News: I was was an ISIS slave — and now I’m fighting back. NY Post 24 - US News
I was was an ISIS slave — and now I’m fighting back.
Nadia Murad grew up dreaming of owning a beauty salon. The youngest of 11 children in a Yazidi family in northwest Iraq,...
US Living News: Americans worry that talking about Trump will ruin Thanksgiving dinner: poll. NY Post 24 - US News
Americans worry that talking about Trump will ruin Thanksgiving dinner: poll.
Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey...
US Living News: My poisonous marriage inspired my book. NY Post 24 - US News
My poisonous marriage inspired my book.
Galt Niederhoffer’s new novel “Poison” is a fast-paced, sophisticated thriller about a family that seems perfect: marital...

Business

Last US Business News: Condé Nast fashionistas ‘aghast’ over new editor’s foxy outfit. NY Post 24 - US News
Condé Nast fashionistas ‘aghast’ over new editor’s foxy outfit.
While Radhika Jones, the recently named editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair, doesn’t even start work at the monthly magazine...
Last US Business News: Investors drop Stitch Fix after big open. NY Post 24 - US News
Investors drop Stitch Fix after big open.
Investors’ hopes of making a quick buck on Stitch Fix’s first day as a public company quickly unraveled Friday. Shares...
Last US Business News: Fired Wells Fargo banker gets exec booted for trash talk. NY Post 24 - US News
Fired Wells Fargo banker gets exec booted for trash talk.
Hell hath no fury like a banker scorned. A Wells Fargo banker who was let go for his role in a mortgage-pricing scam turned...
Last US Business News: Apple’s diversity chief out after outcry. NY Post 24 - US News
Apple’s diversity chief out after outcry.
Apple’s diversity chief is stepping down after only six months on the job — after causing an outcry by saying that being...
Last US Business News: MoviePass dangles big discount heading into holidays. NY Post 24 - US News
MoviePass dangles big discount heading into holidays.
MoviePass is cutting the price of a movie to less than the cost of a popcorn and a drink. For a limited time, the all-you-can-watch...
Last US Business News: AT&T, DOJ agree to extended review of Time Warner merger. NY Post 24 - US News
AT&T, DOJ agree to extended review of Time Warner merger.
AT&T and the Department of Justice have agreed to extend the review of its merger past Friday, two sources close to the...
Last US Business News: John Malone says Charter Communications in high demand for merger, acquisition. NY Post 24 - US News
John Malone says Charter Communications in high demand for merger, acquisition.
At least four large media companies have approached Charter Communications about a partnership or an acquisition, company...
Last US Business News: Buzzfeed’s revenue to fall $70M short of target. NY Post 24 - US News
Buzzfeed’s revenue to fall $70M short of target.
BuzzFeed’s expected IPO is now expected to be MIA. The 11-year-old digital publisher once famous for lightweight “listicles”...

Metro

Metro News: City’s HS equivalency program is a complete boondoggle. NY Post 24 - US News
City’s HS equivalency program is a complete boondoggle.
For adults seeking a high-school equivalency diploma through the city Department of Education, your odds are slim to none....
Metro News: ‘Perv’ dentist was obsessed with patient’s fake boobs: suit. NY Post 24 - US News
‘Perv’ dentist was obsessed with patient’s fake boobs: suit.
A Central Park South dentist was obsessed with a patient’s fake boobs and pressured a worker into giving him oral sex,...
Metro News: Boozed-up straphanger smacks fellow rider in head with bottle. NY Post 24 - US News
Boozed-up straphanger smacks fellow rider in head with bottle.
This is the sleepy-eyed straphanger who police say smashed his booze bottle over another passenger’s head during a...
Metro News: Coup spells trouble for NYU grad charged with insulting Mugabe. NY Post 24 - US News
Coup spells trouble for NYU grad charged with insulting Mugabe.
The military coup in Zimbabwe that saw the army seize control of dictator Robert Mugabe’s government last week may not...
Metro News: Off-duty school safety agent busted for restaurant beatdown. NY Post 24 - US News
Off-duty school safety agent busted for restaurant beatdown.
An off-duty NYPD school safety agent was busted after she pummeled a woman inside a Brooklyn restaurant, cops said. Nilsa...
Metro News: Man fatally shot in the chest in Queens. NY Post 24 - US News
Man fatally shot in the chest in Queens.
A Queens man was shot dead early Saturday, cops said. The victim, 22, was blasted in the torso at Elmhurst Avenue and Elbertson...
Metro News: Cops looking for man who tried to rape woman in Brooklyn. NY Post 24 - US News
Cops looking for man who tried to rape woman in Brooklyn.
Cops are hunting for a man who attacked a woman and tried to rape her in Brooklyn this week. The woman was walking near Bath...
Metro News: Legal bill for NYCHA flubs might cost taxpayers $100M. NY Post 24 - US News
Legal bill for NYCHA flubs might cost taxpayers $100M.
The city Housing Authority’s widening lead-paint scandal could cost taxpayers more than $100 million, leading personal-injury...

Sport

Last US Sport News: Why Hensley Meulens has all the intangibles: Buck Showalter. NY Post 24 - US News
Why Hensley Meulens has all the intangibles: Buck Showalter.
Buck Showalter coached Hensley Meulens from the time Meulens was in the instructional league as a young minor leaguer until...
Last US Sport News: Doug McDermott on great shooters, the Garden and being single in NYC. NY Post 24 - US News
Doug McDermott on great shooters, the Garden and being single in NYC.
Knicks forward Doug McDermott takes a shot at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: Have you been doubted all...
Last US Sport News: MLB needs to embrace its own potential unicorns. NY Post 24 - US News
MLB needs to embrace its own potential unicorns.
Five years ago, the idea of an NBA full of 7-footers who protect the rim on one end and regularly take and make 3-pointers...
Last US Sport News: Giants’ top playmaker in doubt for Sunday. NY Post 24 - US News
Giants’ top playmaker in doubt for Sunday.
Get well quickly, Sterling. That no doubt is what the Giants are thinking and hoping Saturday after their top wide receiver,...
Last US Sport News: Lonzo Ball bails on his Lakers teammates during fight. NY Post 24 - US News
Lonzo Ball bails on his Lakers teammates during fight.
Lonzo Ball has had a rough start to his NBA career, and it probably isn’t going to get any easier after Friday night....