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Apple and Singapore to reward health-monitoring smartwatch users

New gadget gauges blood oxygen, but 5G iPhone still no-show

Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the company's first all-virtual fall product launch event on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Apple) 

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Apple announced a series of new hardware and software at its fall launch event on Tuesday, though its mainstay product -- the next-generation iPhone -- was missing as the development and manufacturing of the handset was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

But there was plenty of new offerings at what has become an annual rite of the season for techies around the world. Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the event by introducing the new Apple Watch Series 6 and a partnership with Singapore.

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