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Apple unveils new products and services

Apple Inc. unveiled a fresh ecosystem of products and services -- with a smartwatch, mobile-payments system, health applications and bigger-screen iPhones that all work together -- in the biggest new lineup so far under Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook.

The company today took the wraps off Apple Watch, a line of watches with a rectangular face and rounded edges, with wristbands that can be swapped out. The device, which will start at $349 and be available early next year, is Apple’s first new product category since the Cupertino, California-based company introduced the iPad in 2010.

Apple debuted the watch at an event near its headquarters in Cupertino, along with Apple Pay, which is designed to make the watch and iPhones into a digital wallet, and the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which have screen sizes of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. The company also showed health apps that work on the new watch and iPhones, underlining how dependent the services are on Apple’s devices and vice versa.

What haven’t you expected to see at this event?