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 Download and Install watchOS 8 Beta on Apple Watch

How to Download and Install watchOS 8 Beta on Apple Watch

Following the keynote, Apple released the first developer beta of watchOS 8. In this guide, we’ll explain how you can download and install the latest watchOS 8 beta on your compatible Apple Watch in just a few steps.

Apple Releases watchOS 8 Beta 1 To Developers

Apple Releases watchOS 8 Beta 1 To Developers

Apple today announced major updates to all of its operating systems — iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, tvOS 15. Along with these updates, Apple announced watchOS 8 with new features and performance improvements. Shortly after the WWDC 2021 keynote concluded, the company has released the first developer beta version of watchOS 8 which is now available to download and install on compatible Apple Watches.

Analyst Says Apple Watch Is a Decade Ahead of the Competition

Analyst Says Apple Watch Is a Decade Ahead of the Competition

Neil Cybart, an Apple analyst, claims that Apple is a decade ahead of its competitors in the wearable segment. The company has managed this massive lead thanks to its focus on developing its own silicon, offering a great user experience, and more.

Apple Watch Dominated the Smartwatch Market in Q1 2021

Apple Watch Dominated the Smartwatch Market in Q1 2021

A new report from Counterpoint Research shows that smartwatch shipments jumped 35 percent year on year in Q1 2021, with the Apple Watch capturing a third of the market in terms of shipment volumes.

Leak: Apple Watch Series 7 Renders Show a Stunning New Flat Design

Leak: Apple Watch Series 7 Renders Show a Stunning New Flat Design

A new leak from Jon Prosser claims that Apple is working on a ‘slight’ redesign for the Apple Watch. The upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to come with a flat edge display, and in more iMac-like colors.

Rumor: Apple Watch Series 7 Could Feature a New Flat-Edged Design

Rumor: Apple Watch Series 7 Could Feature a New Flat-Edged Design

It looks like Apple could be planning a design revamp for the Apple Watch Series 7 later this year. Leaker Jon Prosser says Apple will adopt a flat-edged design language for the next Apple Watch.

Apple Watch Could Gain Blood Glucose and Blood Pressure Monitoring Next Year

Apple Watch Could Gain Blood Glucose and Blood Pressure Monitoring Next Year

Apple could potentially add blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood alcohol monitoring to a future version of the Apple Watch. The company has partnered with the British company Rockley Photonics that has developed sensors for reading multiple signals from blood. These signals can typically only be read using medical equipment.

Apple Now Selling Refurbished Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE

Apple Now Selling Refurbished Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE

Just about six months after its introduction, Apple has started selling refurbished units of Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE via its online store.

Apple Watch ‘Explorer Edition’ With Rugged Casing for Extreme Sports Could Launch This Year

Apple Watch ‘Explorer Edition’ With Rugged Casing for Extreme Sports Could Launch This Year

Apple is reportedly working on launching an Apple Watch aimed at athletes. This version of the smartwatch will feature a rugged casing to ensure it can easily survive harsh conditions.

Apple Developing Wrap-Around Display for Future Apple Watches

Apple Developing Wrap-Around Display for Future Apple Watches

A new patent filed by Apple today hints that the company is planning huge for the future versions of Apple Watch. The patent filed today highlights that the company is testing wrap-around flexible display, digitally-customizable watch bands, and even round display for next-generation Apple Watch.