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 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.

Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE Combined Shipped Nearly 13 Million Units in Q4 2020

Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE Combined Shipped Nearly 13 Million Units in Q4 2020

The latest data from Counterpoint Research estimates that Apple shipped 12.9 million Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE units in Q4 2020. The company also managed to remain the market leader despite smartwatch sales remaining flat in 2020 due to the pandemic.

watchOS 7.3.1 Released With Apple Watch Charging Bug Fix

watchOS 7.3.1 Released With Apple Watch Charging Bug Fix

Apple, today, released a minor software update for its Apple Watch devices. Dubbed watchOS 7.3.1, the update brings an important bug fix to the watchOS 7 operation system that prevented Apple Watch Series 5 and SE from charging.

Apple Offering Extra Trade-in Value on Apple Watch for American Heart Month

Apple Offering Extra Trade-in Value on Apple Watch for American Heart Month

February is Heart Month and is dedicated to awareness about cardiovascular health. Apple is celebrating Heart Month by offering higher trade-in values for older Apple Watch models. Currently, the offer is available only in the United States.

Apple Watch Comes to the Rescue of Cyclist Being Swept Away by the River

Apple Watch Comes to the Rescue of Cyclist Being Swept Away by the River

It is not the first time Apple Watch has saved a life. This time around Apple Watch saved a cyclist from being swept away into a river. The cyclist was able to call for emergency help on Apple Watch as he was being swept into River Wye in the U.K.

Limited-Edition Apple Watch Series 6 Black Unity Announced

Limited-Edition Apple Watch Series 6 Black Unity Announced

Apple today announced a new Apple Watch Series 6 Black Unity edition alongside the Black Unity Sport Band. The new limited-edition Apple Watch Series 6 will be available starting February 1.

Apple Launches ‘Time to Walk’: Celebrity Audio Workouts for Apple Fitness+

Apple Launches ‘Time to Walk’: Celebrity Audio Workouts for Apple Fitness+

Apple, today, officially introduced its ‘Time to Walk’ podcast-like service to Apple Fitness+. The service offers weekly audio episodes from celebrity guests, and is available only for Apple Fitness+ users.