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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Apple Watch Series 6 is Not Going to Use MicroLED Display

Apple Watch Series 6 is Not Going to Use MicroLED Display

If you expected that Apple was going to use a microLED display on the Apple Watch Series 6 this year, prepare to be disappointed. As per reliable leaker @L0vetodream, Apple is still going to use JDI’s display panels on this year’s wearable like it has done in the last few years. The leaker has a very accurate track record so there’s little reason to doubt his claims here.

Video: Apple Watch Series 6 Concept with Bezel-Less Display Looks Slick

Video: Apple Watch Series 6 Concept with Bezel-Less Display Looks Slick

Apple is slated to release Apple Watch Series 6 in the second half of this year. The latest Apple Watch will run watchOS 7 and is expected to offer sleep tracking, measure blood oxygen saturation, support new watch face complications, and much more. A designer has created Apple Watch Series 6 concept that flaunts bezel-less display and to be honest it looks pretty slick.

The Next Apple Watch Could Detect Panic Attacks

The Next Apple Watch Could Detect Panic Attacks

Leaker Jon Prosser has once again reiterated that the next Apple Watch will be able to detect panic attacks. This will be made possible by the new blood oxygen sensor that Apple plans on debuting on the wearable. He detailed this while speaking on the latest episode of the Geared Up podcast.

European Heart Journal Concludes Apple Watch’s ECG App Can Detect Myocardial Ischemia

European Heart Journal Concludes Apple Watch’s ECG App Can Detect Myocardial Ischemia

We have reported several instances of how the Apple Watch has helped in saving lives. The European Heart Journal has revealed in a new report how the Apple Watch saved the life of an 80-year old in Germany by detecting signs of myocardial ischemia that was missed by a hospital ECG.

Apple Watch Series 6 Could Come with Pulse Oximeter for Blood Oxygen Monitoring, S6 Chip, More

Apple Watch Series 6 Could Come with Pulse Oximeter for Blood Oxygen Monitoring, S6 Chip, More

A new leak related to the Apple Watch Series 6 points to the wearable offering sleep tracking, longer battery life, and coming with Apple’s newest S6 SoC. The leak comes from a relatively new source, though the leak was confirmed to be real by YouTuber Jon Prosser who has recently leaked plenty of information related to the iPhone 12 and the iPhone SE before its launch.

Apple Watch’s ECG Feature Helped Save This 80-Year-Old Man’s Life

Apple Watch’s ECG Feature Helped Save This 80-Year-Old Man’s Life

It is not very unusual for Apple Watch to save lives and help users take better care of their health. Recent Apple Watch comes with features like ECG, Emergency Calling which help users when they are in trouble or are facing health issues. Apple Watch has once again swung into action and this time around saved life of an 80-year old patient from Germany.

Apple Watch Designer Shares Tidbits from Smartwatch’s Development History on Fifth Anniversary

Apple Watch Designer Shares Tidbits from Smartwatch’s Development History on Fifth Anniversary

The first Apple Watch was unveiled back in 2015, and we’ve seen the company’s smartwatch grow from being quite limited to being one of the most feature-packed devices in the segment. On the occasion of the smartwatch’s fifth anniversary, one of the Apple Watch’s designer shared some interesting tidbits from the development history.

Don’t Send Bands with Apple Watch for Repairs as You Won’t Get Them Back

Don’t Send Bands with Apple Watch for Repairs as You Won’t Get Them Back

If your Apple Watch is malfunctioning or if it is broken, and if you’re planning to send the smartwatch to Apple for repair, you should remove the wrist bands before shipping it. Otherwise, you won’t get those bands back from Apple.

Future Apple Watches Could Detect If You’re Drowning, Call for Help

Future Apple Watches Could Detect If You’re Drowning, Call for Help

The Apple Watch is already one of the best smartwatches out there, featuring all the health and safety-related features, including heart rate monitoring and irregular heart rate alerts, fall detection, and more. But Apple wants to do more, and one of its patents reveals that the company wants to detect when a user is drowning and alert authorities in such cases.

Photos: These Are the Prototypes of the First Apple Watch

Photos: These Are the Prototypes of the First Apple Watch

The Apple Watch (Series 0) was first released by Apple in 2015. However, before releasing the product, Apple had been internally testing the wearable for over a year. Giulio Zompetti, a 27-year-old from Northern Italy, has managed to get his hands on six Apple Watch prototypes from 2014.