Apple on Tuesday officially released the latest update for its Apple Watch lineup, but it looks like the software is causing some headaches.
Apple Watch 4
When Apple first unveiled the Apple Watch Series 4, many non-U.S. customers were bummed to know that the wearable’s ECG feature would not work outside of the United States. Apple on its part made it clear that the ECG feature would roll out to more countries as and when it receives clearance from FDA-like authority in various countries.
Expensive Apple Watches aren’t a new thing by any means. After all, Apple launched its own variant that cost upwards of $10,000 for whatever reason.
Apple and its DST woes continue. Every time a Daylight Saving Time (DST) switch happens or is about to happen, iOS or Mac devices end up crashing due to some underlying bug. This time around, the same story is being repeated with the Apple Watch Series 4.
With the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple has debuted its new dual-core S4 chip which it claims provides up to 50 percent performance improvements when compared to the S3 chip inside the Apple Watch Series 3. Unlike iPhones, Apple Watch are slow as they are far more limited in terms of thermal and power consumption.
Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 4 and grabbed the public’s attention with its new design and features, which includes a brand new Electrocardiogram (ECG) testing feature built into the smartwatch.
Due to better than expected demand for the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple will be adding Taiwanese manufacturer Compal Electronics as a secondary supplier of the wearable starting from November.
Post the launch weekend of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the Apple Watch Series 4, reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared a new note detailing which variant has been more popular among consumers. He notes that demand for the iPhone XS Max is higher than expected, with the device outselling its smaller 5.8-inch variant by three to four times.
The iFixit team has managed to get its hands on the Apple Watch Series 4 and posted a detailed teardown of the wearable. The team calls the leap in design, both internal and external, akin to the iPhone 5: “a device that knows its priorities, and wants to look elegant inside and out.”