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.

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The Apple Watch With LTE is Dominating the Market

The Apple Watch With LTE is Dominating the Market

Apple launched its Apple Watch with built-in LTE connectivity not too long ago, and, ever since, the cellular-enabled smartwatch has been dominating the wearables market.

How to Change Apple Watch Bands

How to Change Apple Watch Bands

Apple Watch is now three generations old but its design has stayed the same, including the notches for replacing the bands. And it’s safe to say that this tradition will continue for a couple of years. If you’ve got an Apple Watch, one of the best ways to accessorize is to change the bands.

Jony Ive Talks About the Beginning of the Apple Watch and More in New Interview

Jony Ive Talks About the Beginning of the Apple Watch and More in New Interview

Jony Ive, a prestigious designer and who serves as Apple’s design chief, sat down with the website Hodinkee, to talk about the beginning of the Apple Watch and much more.

Apple Wins Patents for Round Apple Watch Interface and New iPhone Case

Apple Wins Patents for Round Apple Watch Interface and New iPhone Case

Another day and another round of patents that Apple has been awarded. This time we get to see a couple of new ideas for an iPhone accessory and a new interface for the Apple Watch.

How to Speed Up Your Slow Apple Watch

How to Speed Up Your Slow Apple Watch

Apple Watch is now three generations old and it’s one of the best accessories for your iPhone (right behind the AirPods). Apple Watch is great for managing notifications, viewing information at a glance and for tracking workouts. We’re now up to the 4th version of watchOS. The first two versions of watchOS were kind of rough. And the first Apple Watch (Series 0) is really slow right now.

Apple’s Wearables Business is Now the Size of a Fortune 300 Company

Apple’s Wearables Business is Now the Size of a Fortune 300 Company

During today’s earnings call, after the company officially announced its numbers for the latest quarter, Tim Cook made some noteworthy comments, especially regarding its wearables business.

Apple Watch Helps Save the Life of a Teen in Florida

Apple Watch Helps Save the Life of a Teen in Florida

The Apple Watch may have started off as an extension of the iPhone, just another screen to look at and interact with notifications, but Apple’s drive to create a health-oriented wearable have certainly paid off over the years.

Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular Connectivity Releasing in India on May 11

Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular Connectivity Releasing in India on May 11

Airtel and Reliance Jio, two of India’s most prominent network operators, today announced that they are partnering with Apple to bring the Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular connectivity to the country. Apple already sells the GPS variant of the Apple Watch Series 3 in the region.

The Last Apple Watch Pop-Up Store Is Shutting down on May 13th

The Last Apple Watch Pop-Up Store Is Shutting down on May 13th

When Apple first launched the Apple Watch, it opened three pop-up stores dedicated to only selling the Apple Watch. The strategy did not work out as the company intended though, and it has shut down two of the three pop-up stores over the years.

Apple Watch Might Gain Support for Third-Party Watch Faces

Apple Watch Might Gain Support for Third-Party Watch Faces

For some reason, Apple has now allowed third-party developers to create watch face for the Apple Watch. That might change sometime in the future if code found inside watchOS 4.3.1. is believed. A piece of code and comment found inside the NanoTimeKit framework points to support for third-party watch faces coming to Apple Watch in the future.