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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Apple Watch Owners Reporting GPS Data Logging Issue on watchOS 7

Apple Watch Owners Reporting GPS Data Logging Issue on watchOS 7

Apple had recently released the watchOS 7 update, which introduces a plethora of new features in the compatible Apple Watches. However, users are reporting that the new OS has a bug where the Apple Watch isn’t recording GPS data.

Spotify Is Testing Direct Streaming for Select Apple Watch Users

Spotify Is Testing Direct Streaming for Select Apple Watch Users

Spotify is testing a new feature that allows Apple Watch users to stream music without needing a connection to the iPhone. The feature is currently being tested on some Spotify users.

Apple Watch Series 6 Hands-on Roundup: Brighter Always-On Display and Bold Colors Stand Out

Apple Watch Series 6 Hands-on Roundup: Brighter Always-On Display and Bold Colors Stand Out

Ahead of the release of the Apple Watch Series 6 tomorrow, the first hands-on of the wearable from major publications have hit the internet. At first glance, the Apple Watch Series 6 does not seem to pack any major changes compared to Series 5 but what do the publications think about it? Find out in our roundup.

How to Install watchOS 7 on Your Apple Watch Right Now

How to Install watchOS 7 on Your Apple Watch Right Now

Apple is all set to release watchOS 7 update for all compatible Apple Watch models later today. Your existing Apple Watch is bound to get a makeover with new watch faces, features, and a bunch of tweaks. You can find the best watchOS 7 features here. Sounds exciting? If you cannot wait for the final public release, there’s a trick using which you can install watchOS 7 on your Apple Watch right away.

The Best Apple Watch SE Features

The Best Apple Watch SE Features

At its online-only ‘Time Flies’ event, Apple officially unveiled its next generation of wearables – Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE. The idea behind Apple Watch SE is similar to what the Cupertino company has achieved with the iPhone SE in the regular iPhone lineup — deliver a close to flagship experience at an affordable price tag. Apple Watch SE bridges a much-needed gap in a rather pricy Apple Watch lineup. It gives the company a fighting chance against low-cost Android Wear and Fitbit wearables. Let’s take a close look at all the best Apple Watch SE features.

Apple Watch Ceramic Edition Discontinued with Apple Watch Series 6 Launch

Apple Watch Ceramic Edition Discontinued with Apple Watch Series 6 Launch

Apple has launched the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE today. These Apple Watch Series 6 introduces (PRODUCT)RED and blue color variants to the Apple Watch lineup. However, the brand has discontinued the Ceramic Edition of the Apple Watch with the launch of these two products.

Apple Watch Series 6 and SE Not Shipping with USB Charging Adapter, iPad Air Comes with 20W USB-C Power Adapter

Apple Watch Series 6 and SE Not Shipping with USB Charging Adapter, iPad Air Comes with 20W USB-C Power Adapter

Apple has launched the Watch Series 6 and Watch SE today. But those aren’t the only two announcements regarding the Apple Watch. The Cupertino-based tech giant has announced that it will not offer a USB charging adapter with its smartwatches anymore.

Leak: Apple Watch Series 6 to Launch in New Colors, Support Quick Charge

Leak: Apple Watch Series 6 to Launch in New Colors, Support Quick Charge

Ahead of Apple’s ‘Time Flies’ event later this week, reliable Apple leaker @L0vetodream has provided some details about the Apple Watch Series 6. The leaker claims that the Apple Watch will be available in new colors and that it will support quick charging.

Apple Watch Series 6: Everything We Know Based on Leaks and Rumors

Apple Watch Series 6: Everything We Know Based on Leaks and Rumors

The Apple Watch lineup last received a major update in 2018 with the Apple Watch Series 4 featuring a 30 percent bigger display, thinner body, and ECG capability. The 2019 Series 5 refresh was a muted one, with the only update being the addition of an Always-On Display. For this year, Apple is expected to once again announce a major upgrade to the Apple Watch lineup at its event next week. Here’s a roundup of what the rumors tell us about the Apple Watch Series 6 will pack.

Low-cost Apple Watch Detailed: Series 4-like Design, No ECG

Low-cost Apple Watch Detailed: Series 4-like Design, No ECG

Apple is rumored to announce a low-cost Apple Watch as a Series 3 replacement at its ‘Time Flies’ event next week. While there have been quite a few leaks about the Apple Watch Series 6, the rumor mill has been pretty quiet about this low-cost Apple Watch from Apple. Leaker Jon Prosser today has shared some details about this upcoming wearable from Apple though.