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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How to Clean Your Apple Watch

How to Clean Your Apple Watch

Keeping your Apple Watch and its band clean is key to the longevity of both. It can prevent long-term damage and retain their comfort over time. This is especially important if you wear lotion, sunscreen, or work out with your Watch. Here are the steps to follow to clean both the Watch and the band.

Apple Watch Shipments Expected to Reach 15 Million Units in 2017

Apple Watch Shipments Expected to Reach 15 Million Units in 2017

With Apple expected to launch Apple Watch Series 3 later this year with LTE connectivity and improved battery life, analysts expect the smartwatch shipments to swell to 4.5 million units in Q4 of this year. Overall, analysts expect Apple to ship 15 million Apple Watch units this year.

Apple Watch Series 3 Reportedly Enters ‘Final Testing Phase’

Apple Watch Series 3 Reportedly Enters ‘Final Testing Phase’

A safe bet is that Apple is going to announce a new iPhone, or maybe three new iPhones, at an event in early September.

Apple Watch Series 3 May Feature an eSim, No Direct Phone Call Support

Apple Watch Series 3 May Feature an eSim, No Direct Phone Call Support

As we near the expected September announcement of different products, including a new Apple Watch, rumors regarding the upcoming wearable are starting to pick up steam.

Analyst Says Apple Watch Series 3 Will Have LTE and Non-LTE Versions, no Form Factor Change

Analyst Says Apple Watch Series 3 Will Have LTE and Non-LTE Versions, no Form Factor Change

While the lion’s share of attention for new products from Apple is geared towards the oft-rumored iPhone 8, the next model in the Apple Watch family is starting to see its fair share, too.

Apple in ‘Secret Meetings’ With Aetna to Bring Apple Watches to Customers

Apple in ‘Secret Meetings’ With Aetna to Bring Apple Watches to Customers

In September of last year, it was reported that Apple and insurance company Aetna were working on subsidizing the cost of an Apple Watch for insurance customers, and also handing out wearables to the company’s employees.

Nike Offering Discount on 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch Nike+ Models

Nike Offering Discount on 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch Nike+ Models

Word on the street is that Apple not only has a new Apple Watch with a brand new design on the way, but also a variant that offers LTE connectivity, too.

Apple Seeds watchOS 4 Beta 5

Apple Seeds watchOS 4 Beta 5

Along with dropping the fifth beta of iOS 11, tvOS 11, and macOS Sierra, Apple also released the fifth beta of watchOS 3. The latest beta comes just a couple of weeks after the fourth beta was released by the Cupertino company. 

Apple Watch Series 3 Said to Feature ‘All-New Form Factor’

Apple Watch Series 3 Said to Feature ‘All-New Form Factor’

Earlier today, a report outlined Apple’s plans to launch an Apple Watch with built-in LTE connectivity.

Will You Spend the Cash for an Apple Watch With LTE?

Will You Spend the Cash for an Apple Watch With LTE?

An LTE-enabled Apple Watch always felt inevitable, but now that a new report has surfaced suggesting it could launch as early as this year, some questions have to be asked.