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Apple Rolls Out Watch, iPhone, Web Payment System

Apple has finally entered the wearable computer race.

Company leaders announced Tuesday the release of the company's Apple Watch, a device around which there's been a lot of speculation since wearables entered the digital lexicon over a year ago when companies like Google and Samsung took to market products like Glass and Smartwatch. Some in the technology industry noted Apple's initial absence in the wearable sector, but the Watch's introduction Tuesday that came alongside the rollout of the iPhone 6 and 6s helped send the company's stock over $100 a share in trading shortly after the announcement.

"We've been working on Apple Watch for a long time," Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday during his announcement of the new products' rollout. "It's the next chapter in Apple's story."

The Apple Watch, the company's first new product in four years, will feature a navigation system linked to Apple Maps and includes Siri, the company's voice recognition and control application, reports show.

The new iPhone 6, also released Tuesday, features a larger "Retina" display. The phone's big brother, the iPhone 6 Plus, has an even larger screen, at 5.5 inches. Pricing ranges from $199 to $399. The Apple Watch will likely retail for around $250, reports show.

Cook and Apple Senior VP Eddy Cue also introduced Apple Pay on Tuesday, a system that will eventually allow iPhone users to pay for items with their phone, a development company officials say will ultimately render a wallet and conventional currency obsolete.


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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) unveiled its long-rumored plan to replace the wallet Tuesday. It's called Apple Pay and it will be included in the iPhone 6, as well as the company's new wearable device, Apple Watch. With Apple Pay, iPhone users' payment information is stored securely with software encryption in the company's Passbook app.

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Adam Button is the editor of ForexLive™. He was previously the chief currency strategist at XForex and has also worked with Intermarket Strategy. He has a background in journalism and was formerly the head of the markets team at the Canadian Economic Press. Adam lives in Montreal, follow him on Twitter: @FX_Button.

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It’s time to put some rumors to rest: Apple has finally unveiled its big wearable, and it’s called the Apple Watch. The device will work seamlessly with iPhones, and has an entirely new interface—one focused on the old-school dial you have on regular watches. No word on cost or availability yet. For complete coverage, check out our liveblog here.

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