There are smartwatches out there that offer cellular connectivity on board, so that people don’t necessarily have to keep their phone on them to keep getting notifications.
Apple Watch: Release Date, Features & News
The latest report from Strategy Analytics indicates that Apple shipped 2.8 million Apple Watch units in Q2, 2017 to acquire 13 percent of the global wearables market share. Comparing these numbers to Q2, 2016, Apple saw its wearable shipments increase by 1 million units — up by 56 percent — and its market share by 5 percent in Q2, 2017.
At Def Con 25, the world’s longest running and largest underground hacking conference, Hacker Max Bazaliy of the Fried Apple Team has demonstrated a jailbreak for the Apple Watch 3 running watchOS 3. While the Apple Watch has been on the market for more than a couple of years now, a jailbreak has never been demonstrated publicly for it before.
A report from Chinese publication Economic Daily News claims that Apple has once again tapped Quanta Computers to manufacture the next-generation Apple Watch. The company was previously tasked by Apple to manufacture the first and second generation Apple Watch as well.
Depending on the repair needs of the original Apple Watch, some owners may get an upgraded version of their wearable when taking it in to get fixed.
If you own a first-generation (Series 0) Apple Watch whose back cover has separated from the device over time, here’s some good news for you. Apple or its authorised service providers will now be providing free repairs for all affected first-generation Apple Watch units.
Earlier in June, Apple officially unveiled the new watchOS 4, which adds a few important new features.
watchOS 4 is an evolutionarily update that builds up on the new revolutionary features in watchOS 3. While there are new headlining features like new watch faces, redesigns for the Dock and Workouts app, a lot of changes are small and hidden.
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 currently Apple’s only product with an OLED display, but with rumors swirling around that we could see an iPhone switching to the panel, the Apple Watch may be going down a different route.