Here's how much the new Apple Watch will cost and when you can get it

Apple revealed its latest and greatest smartwatch on Tuesday, the Apple Watch Series 3.

The watch — which for the first time includes a cellular connection, giving users the ability to stream music while leaving their phone at home — is the third generation of Apple’s smartwatch and features a design similar to the previous iterations.

Apple Watch Series 3 will cost $US329 ($AU410) for the base model, but the model with the cellular connection will cost $US399 ($AU497). The watch is available to preorder starting Friday, September 15, and it will be available to purchase a week later, on September 22.

The watch comes in three colours: a new gold finish, silver, and space grey. The new Apple Watch Edition, which is more expensive and has a ceramic case, will come in a new grey finish (the previous version came only in white).

Apple is also launching a new “sport loop” band, along with several new colours of bands in other styles and materials.

Fans of the Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 can still buy those earlier generations on Apple’s online store.

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