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Second generation Apple watch is "swim proof"

Second generation Apple watch is "swim proof"

Apple has revealed the second generation of its Apple Watch, making the wearable "swim-proof" for the first time.

The new Watch comes with a speaker that is able to eject any water that gets inside the speaker grill.

Apple chief Tim Cook said that since launching the Apple Watch in 2015, it has become the second most popular watch brand globally and the most popular smartwatch.

Called Apple Watch Series 2, Apple has completely overhauled the internals of the device, with a new display as well as a new processor that makes the Watch "up to 50%" faster, Apple's Jeff Williams said.

Apple also revealed that built-in GPS will appear on the wearable for the first time, enabling users to run without needing to take their phone with them.

The announcement took place during Apple's live event in San Francisco, where Tim Cook took to the stage after appearing alongside Late Late Show host James Corden for a special edition of Carpool Karaoke, a TV show Apple has bought the rights to, to create standalone episodes.