The rare discount comes amid continuing questions about the wearable’s sales performance.
Apple is temporarily cutting $50 off the price of its Apple Watch when the wearable is purchased with a new Apple iPhone, a rare discount from the tech giant.
But don’t run to the online store to place your order: The limited-time promotion is available only through in-store purchases and only at certain stores in the Boston and San Francisco Bay areas, according to an Apple Store employee in the Bay Area. The Apple Watch Edition and Apple Watch Hermès models are not included in the promotion, which runs October 30 through November 15, according to MacRumors, which first reported the discount.
The entry-level version of the new iPhone will remain at its small 16GB storage size, according to reports.
Many had hoped that the cheapest handset would see its internal storage upgraded to 32GB, to make space for the bigger files and increased amounts of media that people store on their device, and to respond to complaints about them being too easy to fill up.
But Apple appears to be focusing more on encouraging users to store data on their servers, in the cloud, rather than using the iPhone’s storage.
News of scary new iPhone malware dubbed “Key Raider” is trending online, but there’s a caveat — it only hits phones that are jailbroken.
“The average iPhone user is not affected by this,” said Tyler Reguly, manager of the vulnerability and exposure research team at Tripwire, a Portland, Ore.-based security company.
Jail breaking refers to removed the operating system hardware restrictions on an Apple device such as an iPhone, iPad or iPod. It’s done to allow downloads of non-Apple approved apps.