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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watchOS 6 Confirms New Titanium and Ceramic Case Options for Apple Watch

watchOS 6 Confirms New Titanium and Ceramic Case Options for Apple Watch

Some UI assets found in the latest watchOS 6 beta point to Apple launching new Apple Watch models with ceramic and titanium casing.

Report: Japan Display Will Supply OLED Displays for Apple Watch Series 5

Report: Japan Display Will Supply OLED Displays for Apple Watch Series 5

Famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new report that claims Apple Watch Series 5 will launch in fall. The OLED display will be supplied by Japan Display. Typically, Apple Watch is launched alongside new iPhones and thus it is safe to presume that both will be launched at Apple’s September event.

Apple Watch is Dominating the Smartwatch Market

Apple Watch is Dominating the Smartwatch Market

The latest data from Strategy Analytics points to Apple Watch taking a staggering 46% of the smartwatch share in Q2 2019. The Cupertino company shipped a staggering 5.7 million Apple Watch units worldwide in Q2 marking a 50% YoY increase.

Apple Watch Saves yet Another Life by Warning the Man of Heart Problems

Apple Watch Saves yet Another Life by Warning the Man of Heart Problems

Another day, another life! Apple Watch seems to be getting in the habit of saving lives. We have yet another incident wherein the Apple Watch helped a 48-year old man from the U.K save his life. Paul Hutton was alerted of low heartbeats and as a result, he got the surgery done.

Apple Watch SOS Emergency Feature Saves User from Drowning after Jet Ski Accident

Apple Watch SOS Emergency Feature Saves User from Drowning after Jet Ski Accident

Apple Watch has received accolades for saving lives many times. Last time around an Apple Watch alerted a user about his heart condition and thus he consulted doctors and finally opted for open heart surgery. In a recent turn of events, Apple Watch user has claimed that Emergency SOS service helped him from drowning after a jet ski accident.

Apple Watch’s Walkie-Talkie App Disabled Due to Eavesdropping Bug

Apple Watch’s Walkie-Talkie App Disabled Due to Eavesdropping Bug

Apple has disabled the Walkie-Talkie app on the Apple Watch due to an eavesdropping bug that allows one to eavesdrop on other iPhone users.

How to Pair AirPods with Apple Watch

How to Pair AirPods with Apple Watch

The iPhone, the Apple Watch and the AirPods form the holy trinity of seamless communication. When you’re using AirPods, you can control playback or take calls from Apple Watch. You can even use AirPods directly with Apple Watch and leave your iPhone behind. Here’s how to use AirPods with Apple Watch.

How to Reset Your Apple Watch

How to Reset Your Apple Watch

There are times when you might want to reset your Apple Watch. Maybe you forgot your passcode, or you’ve just bought a new Apple Watch and you’re ready to sell off your old one. Resetting can also be a good way to fix longstanding software and performance issues. No matter what the reason is, the process is quite simple. Read on to find out how to reset Apple Watch.

watchOS 5.2.1 Includes New 2019 Pride Watch Faces

watchOS 5.2.1 Includes New 2019 Pride Watch Faces

Earlier today, Apple released watchOS 5.2.1 to the public. The new software is minor in scale when it comes to total new features, but there are a new watch faces to consider.

Apple Releases tvOS 12.3, macOS Mojave 10.14.5, and watchOS 5.2.1

Apple Releases tvOS 12.3, macOS Mojave 10.14.5, and watchOS 5.2.1

After weeks of beta seeds, Apple is finally moving forward with the next public updates for tvOS, macOS Mojave, and watchOS.