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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PSA: Apple Watch NikeLab Now Available to Buy

PSA: Apple Watch NikeLab Now Available to Buy

Seven days ago, Apple and Nike officially debuted a “neutral-toned style” Apple Watch variant called the NikeLab.

Student Uses Apple Watch to Call 911 After Car Accident

Student Uses Apple Watch to Call 911 After Car Accident

With watchOS 3, and a subsequent software update, Apple added the ability to quickly get in touch with emergency services right from the Apple Watch.

Apple and Nike Debut ‘Neutral-Toned Style’ Apple Watch NikeLab

Apple and Nike Debut ‘Neutral-Toned Style’ Apple Watch NikeLab

Apple and Nike have a longstanding partnership, which includes a special variant of the Apple Watch Series 2.

Apple Celebrates Earth Day 2017 With New Apple Watch Challenges

Apple Celebrates Earth Day 2017 With New Apple Watch Challenges

Apple has turned to the Apple Watch to help celebrate a variety of different holidays recently.

Apple’s Secret Team Is Working on a Non-Invasive Blood Sugar Level Sensor

Apple’s Secret Team Is Working on a Non-Invasive Blood Sugar Level Sensor

CNBC reports that Apple has a small team of biomedical engineers working on non-invasive sensors that can monitor blood sugar levels continuously and without any user intervention.

Spotify Partnering with Third-Party Developer for Official Apple Watch App

Spotify Partnering with Third-Party Developer for Official Apple Watch App

A third-party developer named Andrew Chang was in the news recently for developing a third-party (and unofficial) Spotify app for the Apple Watch. While he faced some resistance from the Spotify team about this, the company has now changed its stance altogether by partnering directly with the developer for this new app.

Apple’s Latest Patent Talks About Waterproof AirPods Case That Can Charge an iPhone or Apple Watch

Apple’s Latest Patent Talks About Waterproof AirPods Case That Can Charge an iPhone or Apple Watch

Apple is a company that always innovates in terms of technology, be it for the iPhones or the MacBook lineup. The company has come up with a genius idea to use the AirPods case as a charger for the iPhone or the Apple Watch. In a patent filed with the USPTO last year, the company discusses the technology in some detail.

Apple Watch Series 3 To Possibly Launch in September

Apple Watch Series 3 To Possibly Launch in September

Latest rumours surrounding the third-generation Apple Watch claim that it will launch later this year in September likely alongside the iPhone 8.

Apple Releases New ‘Live Bright’ Apple Watch Series 2 Ad

Apple Releases New ‘Live Bright’ Apple Watch Series 2 Ad

Apple has released a new ad for the Apple Watch Series 2 on its YouTube channel titled ‘Live Bright.’ The 1:14 minutes long ad highlights how the Apple Watch can be used to track your various physical activity like walking, running, cycling, swimming, biking, and more.

Analyst Believes Third-Generation Apple Watch Will Come With Cellular Connectivity

Analyst Believes Third-Generation Apple Watch Will Come With Cellular Connectivity

Analyst Christopher Rolland from Susquehanna Financial Group suggests based on his recent supply chain analysis trip to Asia that the third-generation Apple Watch will come with cellular connectivity.