Apple Watch: Release date, Features & News

Apple Watch

Apple Watch, the most personal device Apple has ever created went on sale on April 24th, 2015 in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and the UK.

It comes in 2 sizes: 38mm and 42mm case, and three collections – Apple Watch Sport in aluminum casing, Apple Watch in stainless steel casing, and the gold Apple Watch Edition.

The Apple Watch Sport is the cheapest model, and starts at $349, while the Apple Watch Edition costs as much as $17,000.

The Apple Watch runs Watch OS, a flavor of iOS. It is powered by Apple’s custom-designed S1 SiP (System in Package), and includes revolutionary features such as the Digital Crown that lets you scroll, zoom, and navigate the display, which also works as a Home button and a convenient way to access Siri. The Retina Display on the Apple Watch features Force Touch, which adds a whole new dimension to the user interface, and one of the biggest innovation in sensing capability since multi-touch. It can sense the difference between a tap and a press, and accordingly provide access to controls within apps. Apple Watch also includes a Taptic engine for notifications, which many reviewers have said is the most impressive piece of technology of Apple Watch. It also includes a Heart Rate Apple Watch also features Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 4.0 to pair seamlessly with your iPhone. Apple Watch uses the accelerometer, a built-in heart rate sensor, GPS and Wi-Fi from your iPhone for health and fitness tracking features.

The Watch is compatible with recent iPhone models, including the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8 or later.

Apple Watch cannot be jailbroken currently. You can check our jailbreak Apple Watch page for the latest update.

You can check our Apple Watch Guide page to find out everything there is to know about the device using our step-by-step guides for it.

You can also check our Apple Watch Tips & Tricks page to find about the hidden features, and latest tips and tricks for it.

Find our latest Apple Watch coverage below.

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Possible Apple Watch Band Spring Refresh Incoming as Most Models Are Marked as ‘Sold Out’

Possible Apple Watch Band Spring Refresh Incoming as Most Models Are Marked as ‘Sold Out’

If you head over to Apple’s online store, you will notice that many of the Apple Watch Series 2 bundle with different watch band are out of stock and listed as “Sold Out”. The shortage likely hints to an upcoming Spring refresh of the bands from Apple. After all, it has been over five months since Apple last launched new band options for its smartwatch.

Apple Releases New 15-Second Ad for Apple Watch Series 2

Apple Releases New 15-Second Ad for Apple Watch Series 2

Apple today released a new ad for the Apple Watch Series 2 titled ‘Close Your Rings – Catch, Swim, Play.’ As the title suggests, the 15-second ad is all about Apple Watch Series 2 owners closing the rings in the Activity app through various exercises.

Apple Estimated To Have Shipped 5.2 Million Apple Watch Units in Q4, 2016

Apple Estimated To Have Shipped 5.2 Million Apple Watch Units in Q4, 2016

When Apple posted its Q4, 2016 earnings yesterday, it noted that the Apple Watch broke new ground with record revenue and the company just could not make enough of the wearables to keep up with the demand. While Apple did not reveal any sales number for the Apple Watch, Strategy Analytics puts the number at an estimated 5.2 million units.

Apple Watch breaks new ground with record revenue in Q1 2017

Apple Watch breaks new ground with record revenue in Q1 2017

Apple’s Watch wearable was popular this holiday season, confirmed CEO Tim Cook during the company’s Q1 2017 earnings conference call. Cook said that demand for the Apple Watch was “so strong” that Apple “couldn’t make enough” of the wearable during the end-of-the-year gift-giving months. Apple doesn’t break out Watch sales in its earnings report, but Cook did confirm the Apple Watch set all time unit and revenue records in the quarter.

Apple Watch is Getting ‘Theater Mode’ in watchOS 3.2

Apple Watch is Getting ‘Theater Mode’ in watchOS 3.2

While it was initially rumored that iOS 10.3 would be getting a new “Theater Mode” feature, it turns out it will be Apple’s wearable outfitted with the new feature.

Apple Patents Modular Band Links to Expand Apple Watch Functionality

Apple Patents Modular Band Links to Expand Apple Watch Functionality

The Apple Watch is a key device for Apple, so support, and expanding functionality to make the wearable more worthwhile is a priority.

Stanford University Offering 1,000 Apple Watch Units To Researchers to Bolster Healthcare

Stanford University Offering 1,000 Apple Watch Units To Researchers to Bolster Healthcare

The Stanford Center for Digital Health has announced a new research program which will offer up to $10,000 and 1,000 units of the Apple Watch to researchers focusing on healthcare.

The Apple Watch Looks Like an Original Mac in Elago’s W3 Charging Stand

The Apple Watch Looks Like an Original Mac in Elago’s W3 Charging Stand

There are a variety of different charging stands out there for the Apple Watch, and now there’s one out there that makes the wearable look like a classic Apple computer.

Twelve South Unveils ActionSleeve Armband for Apple Watch

Twelve South Unveils ActionSleeve Armband for Apple Watch

Armbands aren’t all that new, considering they’ve been around for smartphones for quite some time, but Twelve South is doing something a bit different.

Nike Posts Six Apple Watch Nike+ Ads Starring Kevin Hart

Nike Posts Six Apple Watch Nike+ Ads Starring Kevin Hart

Last year, Apple released a brand new variant of the Apple Watch with plenty of Nike+ features, including a special edition band.