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Apple showed off some new devices Tuesday. They included a smartwatch.
There also will be two new, larger iPhones, with bigger screens. The iPhone 6 will have a screen measuring 4.7 inches. The iPhone 6 Plus will be 5.5 inches.
The smartwatch is called the Apple Watch. Most people thought the new watch would be called the iWatch. Much of the interaction will be through the dial on the watch. Apple calls the dial the digital crown.
The new watch will come in a variety of styles and straps. It will have two sizes. The watch will require one of the new iPhones or an iPhone 5, 5s or 5c. It will be available early next year at a starting price of $349.
There was another unveiling Tuesday aimed at Apple users. U2 just put out a new album, and the rock band gave it away for free. All customers with iTunes accounts could download the 11-song "Songs of Innocence" for free Tuesday afternoon. Apple said the album will be released to everyone else Oct. 14.
Apple makes most of its profits on iPhones. The larger models chould help the company compete with Android devices sold by companies like Samsung.
The new iPhones will start shipping in the U.S. on Sept. 19. Advance orders begin Friday. Starting prices will be $199 with a two-year contract for the iPhone 6.
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