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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Original Apple Watch, FitBit Wearables Could Possibly Face 10% Import Tariff in the US

Original Apple Watch, FitBit Wearables Could Possibly Face 10% Import Tariff in the US

The original Apple Watch has become a casualty of the ongoing trade war between China and the United States. The list of items imported from China which will face a 10 percent import tariff includes the original Apple Watch along with wearables from FitBit, Bluetooth speakers, and more.

Apple Seeds watchOS 5 Beta 4 to Developers

Apple Seeds watchOS 5 Beta 4 to Developers

The newest version of the operating system for Apple Watch has been unveiled, and, as is par for the course, the first developer beta has also been released.

Apple Releases New ‘Close Your Rings’ Apple Watch Ads

Apple Releases New ‘Close Your Rings’ Apple Watch Ads

Following the release of a series of ads promoting the 6th gen iPad and Apple Pay Cash, Apple today released a trio of ads on its YouTube channel promoting the Apple Watch. Titled ‘Close Your Rings’, the 15-second ads are all about people doing various activities throughout their day to close the rings on their watch.

Apple to Refresh Mac mini, Launch New Apple Watch with Larger Display, Intro New Low-Cost Notebook, and More in 2018

Apple to Refresh Mac mini, Launch New Apple Watch with Larger Display, Intro New Low-Cost Notebook, and More in 2018

This year’s Worldwide Developers Conference was all about software, so it stands to reason that this year’s September Event will have a big focus on hardware — and not including three new iPhones.

Apple Releases tvOS 11.4.1 and watchOS 4.3.2

Apple Releases tvOS 11.4.1 and watchOS 4.3.2

Alongside iOS 11.4.1 and an update for HomePod, Apple also released tvOS 11.4.1 and watchOS 4.3.2. Both updates are minor in nature and do not bring any new features to the table.

How to Switch To a New Apple Watch

How to Switch To a New Apple Watch

Now that it’s been a couple of years since the release of Apple Watch, Apple has worked out the kinks of the setup process. It’s now much easier to set up a new Apple Watch. As workouts data is synced directly with iCloud via the iPhone, switching to a new Apple Watch is quite easy as well. In fact, you can link two Apple Watches to the same iPhone.

Apple Watch Water-Resistant Rating Explained: Here’s What It Really Means

Apple Watch Water-Resistant Rating Explained: Here’s What It Really Means

Being a wearable, the Apple Watch is water-resistant just like the iPhone 7, iPhone 8, and the iPhone X. However, starting from the iPhone 7, all iPhones launched by Apple have featured an IP67 certification making them dust and water-resistant, but the Apple Watch is a bit different in terms of its water-resistance capabilities.

An Apple Watch Owner is Suing Apple Because the Smartwatch Might Not be ‘Brilliantly Scratch-Resistant’

An Apple Watch Owner is Suing Apple Because the Smartwatch Might Not be ‘Brilliantly Scratch-Resistant’

Hearing a company call a product “scratch-resistant” isn’t new by any means, but it’s apparently got Apple in a bit of hot water.

Apple Watch Rumored to Adopt Solid State Buttons With Haptic Feedback

Apple Watch Rumored to Adopt Solid State Buttons With Haptic Feedback

It is expected that, later this year, Apple is going to introduce a brand new Apple Watch series, which may adopt not only new features (some of which we saw with watchOS 5 during WWDC 2018), but also a new physical design.

Apple Unveils New Watch Bands and iPhone Silicone Cases in Summer Colors

Apple Unveils New Watch Bands and iPhone Silicone Cases in Summer Colors

Apple has announced three new Summer colors for the Apple Watch Sport as well as the iPhone. Customers will now be able to pick between Peach, Marine Green, and Sky Blue sport bands for the Apple Watch. These new watch bands accompany Apple’s new Pride Edition watch band. This watch band will go well with the new Pride watch face introduced by Apple today with watchOS 5.