With the whole of the US celebrating the 4th of July, retailers are also taking this opportunity to offer some great deals on popular electronic items. And with Apple’s iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch always being popular among customers, it is not surprising to see retailers offer some great deals and discounts on them.
Apple Watch 2
With watchOS 3, Apple reinvented the Apple Watch. They got rid of the things that didn’t work, and focused on the two things that did – notifications and fitness tracking. While watchOS 3 was the start of the new focused strategy for the Apple Watch, watchOS 4 is its evolution.
The Apple Watch is different things to different people. It works as a timepiece, as a workout tracker, and for controlling music and podcast apps. But sometimes you just want the Apple Watch to stop lighting up every 3 seconds. To me, this happens a lot either when I’m driving (manual gear shift FTW), when I’m playing card games or when I’m watching a movie. Thankfully Apple has released a feature in watchOS 3.2 just to take care of this – called Theater Mode.
Apple has officially reduced the number of bands that you can choose from when you get a brand new Apple Watch Series 2. Previously available in Leather, Link or Silicone bands, the wearable is now only available in Milanese Loop, and Sport bands when you’re getting a brand new model.
The Apple Watch might not sport internals as powerful as the iPhone, but the S2 chipset used inside the wearable is still powerful enough to run a Game Boy emulator. A proof of concept created by developer Gabriel O’Flaherty shows the Apple Watch running a Game Boy emulator on which one can play Pokemon Yellow.
Apple initially took a little bit longer than a year to refresh its Apple Watch lineup, launching the Series 2 not too long ago.
Apple has pulled back the watchOS 3.1.1 update following complaints from Apple Watch Series 2 owners about their smartwatch bricking with the update. Now, if you use the Watch app on your iPhone to try and update your Apple Watch, the latest version that will show up will be watchOS 3.1, and not 3.1.1.
The official Apple UK YouTube channel has uploaded a pair of new ads promoting one of the company’s potential holiday gifts.