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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New Nike Sport and Sport Loop Band Colors for Apple Watch Launching This Week

New Nike Sport and Sport Loop Band Colors for Apple Watch Launching This Week

Nike has announced three new Sport bands for Apple Watch that will be launched in the coming days. The new launches include two new color options for the Nike Sport Loop bands and one for the Nike Sport band.

Spotify Officially Announces Apple Watch App

Spotify Officially Announces Apple Watch App

Spotify recently launched a preview for an upcoming Apple Watch app, suggesting a public launch was right around the corner.

Apple Offering Free Accessory to Some Apple Watch Owners Whose Units Were Bricked with watchOS 5.1

Apple Offering Free Accessory to Some Apple Watch Owners Whose Units Were Bricked with watchOS 5.1

Late last month, Apple released watchOS 5.1 for Apple Watch which ended up bricking the wearable for many. Apple was quick to pull the update following the bricking reports, though for many eager Apple Watch owners, the damage was already done. 

Apple Releases watchOS 5.1.1 to Fix Apple Watch Bricking Issues

Apple Releases watchOS 5.1.1 to Fix Apple Watch Bricking Issues

Apple released watchOS 5.1 not too long ago. However, the software ran into some issues and was bricking a lot of Apple Watches out there in the wild.

Spotify is Finally Coming to the Apple Watch

Spotify is Finally Coming to the Apple Watch

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming platforms out there, but the service has been missing one key element: an Apple Watch app. But that’s finally changing.

Apple’s Wearables Category Sees Record Revenue Growth in September Quarter

Apple’s Wearables Category Sees Record Revenue Growth in September Quarter

While Apple’s Services division is seeing its own all time high records, the Wearables category continues to rake it in.

watchOS 5.1 Bricking Some Apple Watches

watchOS 5.1 Bricking Some Apple Watches

Apple on Tuesday officially released the latest update for its Apple Watch lineup, but it looks like the software is causing some headaches.

Apple Releases watchOS 5.1 and tvOS 12.1

Apple Releases watchOS 5.1 and tvOS 12.1

Apple is updating its platforms today, including the software for watchOS and tvOS.

Apple Seeds iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1 Beta 5 to Developers

Apple Seeds iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1 Beta 5 to Developers

Apple released iOS 12 in September, and now the company is moving forward with beta software for an upcoming update to the mobile operating system.

The iPhone Remains the ‘Dominant’ Choice for Teens in the U.S.

The iPhone Remains the ‘Dominant’ Choice for Teens in the U.S.

Apple still has a safe haven when it comes to smartphone ownership by teenagers in the United States, based on a semi-annual report.