CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA, September 13 – Apple has once again pushed the boundaries of innovation and sustainability with the unveiling of the Apple Watch Ultra 2. This latest addition to the Apple Watch lineup not only comes with powerful performance updates but also offers a carbon-neutral option, aligning with Apple’s ambitious plan to be carbon neutral across its entire business by 2030. The Apple Watch Ultra 2 builds upon the success of its predecessor, offering a host of exciting new features.
Powered by the custom Apple S9 SiP, this watch is equipped with a 4-core Neural Engine that processes tasks at incredible speeds, setting a new benchmark for smartwatches. But that’s not all; a groundbreaking double tap gesture allows users to control the watch effortlessly with one hand, a perfect blend of convenience and innovation. One of the standout features of the Apple Watch Ultra 2 is its display. With a maximum brightness of 3000 nits, it’s 50 percent brighter than the previous generation, making it incredibly readable even in harsh sunlight.
The display can also lower to just one nit in dim environments, ensuring it won’t disturb others nearby. For those who love the great outdoors, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 has you covered. It boasts an expanded altitude range, making it suitable for the lowest valleys and the world’s tallest peaks. Plus, it’s perfect for water sports, including freediving, thanks to the updated Oceanic+ app. But what truly sets the Apple Watch Ultra 2 apart is its sustainability. For the first time, customers can choose a carbon-neutral option for any Apple Watch, contributing significantly to Apple’s 2030 goal.
Emissions have been drastically reduced, and any remaining carbon footprint is offset with high-quality carbon credits from nature-based projects. This watch also features 95 percent recycled titanium in select models, a testament to Apple’s commitment to a greener future. In terms of design, the Modular Ultra watch face takes full advantage of the larger display, offering real-time data at your fingertips, from seconds to altitude or depth. It’s perfect for sports, outdoor adventures, and water activities.
With all these incredible advancements, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 retains its impressive battery life, delivering up to 36 hours with regular use and up to 72 hours in Low Power Mode. The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is available for order starting today, with availability beginning Friday, September 22. This smartwatch represents the future of innovation and sustainability, truly embodying Apple’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology while preserving our planet.