Apple releases four new video tutorials for the Apple Watch (UPDATE: tutorials now included)

A week from today, Apple will start accepting pre-orders for the Apple Watch. The timepiece becomes available three weeks from today. To show potential Apple Watch buyers what they can look forward to, Apple has produced four video tutorials that are titled "Welcome," "Digital Touch," "Faces," and "Messages." Future video tutorials are expected to focus on "Siri," "Maps," "Apple Pay," and other topics.

Apple also let it be known that all sales of the Apple Watch for the foreseeable future will be handled using a reservation system. This means that you won't be able to walk into an Apple Store on a whim, and walk out with the watch. You will be able to sign up for a fitting at your local Apple Store beginning on April 10th. The Apple Watch starts at $349 for the Sport version of the wearable and is priced as high as $17,000 for the gold premium Apple Watch Edition.

The tutorials reveal the simple gesture required to turn on the watch (simply lifting your wrist). You also learn how to change the face on the watch, allowing you to customize the timepiece. You can also learn how to send and receive messages without having to pull out your iPhone. There are parts of the tutorials that deal with the digital crown, which is a navigation tool that allows you to pick a friend from your friends list, select a "smart response" that automatically sends back a preset reply to an incoming message, allows you to return to the home screen and zoom in on an image.

You can check out the tutorials by clicking on the video slideshow below. If you are planning on buying the Apple Watch, the videos will make you tremble with excitement. If you're not planning on buying the timepiece, the tutorials might lessen your resolve.

source: Apple via CNET



1. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

So we're calling it a timepiece now?

11. Tanujtiwari

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Every costly watch is called a timepiece. E.g. tag heuer, titan, Rolex.. They all call their watches timepiece. No big deal

13. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

In the first video for this 'timepiece' the narrator says the crown is a new revolutionary feature.......LMAO! As if all the other timepieces in the world didn't have crowns! I gotta give props to Apple for comedy :)))))

2. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014


3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31756; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm ready

9. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

The force is strong with this one.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

My body is ready.

4. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Won't buy one, but nice implementation. Darkkjedii, give us your review when you get it.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31756; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No prob bro.

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Money sitting in bank waiting on Apple to take it!

6. Sauce5 unregistered

Are you planning on buying this one and the next gen Apple Watch down the road? Curious. Im most likely waiting for the rounded face to come out.

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I plan on buying the stainless one on the 10th. If they come out with one next year, I'll sell the stainless and buy that one. After the second one comes out, I don't see a yearly release cycle. I see it being like the Apple TV. At best, every two years.

12. seven7dust unregistered

stainless steel , I’m jealous , if you’ve got the money more power to you was lookign to buy it , but C’mon 950$, I can buy a brand new macbook air/ultrabook for that price , too costly for steel. Jony Ive went of the train rails on that one , I don’t care how awesome his stainless steel alloy is , I’m not a metallurgist , I want a affordable stainless steel with a link bracelet , dammit. I’ll be getting the sport version instead and hopefully a third party metal band to match.

10. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I'd rather wait until next year. The Apple Watch would more cheaper then.

14. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

This is still coming out? Version 2 might be announced before this one goes on sale.....

15. Nathillien unregistered

It still looks like a kiddish watch ... mmm sorry ... timepiece. LOL

16. zelase

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

Apple watch is crap !!! better buy BETTER LOOKING ANDROID SMARTWATCH!!

17. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Not my cup of tea. Main screen design is for circle screen. Inside design is over too crowded and messy.

18. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Oh my god, very impressive watch. Cannot wait to have it on my wrist. Thanks Apple for re-inveting smartwatches. Samsung and the others: You have the prototype that you need to imitate!!!!!!!

19. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Lol here is your typical sheeple response, so closed minded and foolish. Smh, you can do all this even more on an android watch but too blinded to realise. The best watch in my opinion is, for looks and functionalities the LG G watch R, I think they call it. (latest LG watch) (windows user here so I couldn't even use it)

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You can't use it yet you call it the best watch? Lol don't be a salty hypocrite.

24. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Also you have not used the iwatch yet it sounds as if you are saying you have used it and its the next best 'innovation' since crustless bread.

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're in damage control.

27. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Dude dont get the fandroids butthurt.

22. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

3 more weeks until its on my wrist! Pre-ordering and going into the store to try one on!

23. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

I can use it, I have a lg. I just don't want to lol. Stop being butthurt isheep. You guys get too butthurt when even the truth is being told. I also have an iphone 5s, I could use the iwatch but I still choose not too. Done trying to troll me yet apple troll. I remember you, your the apple troll that everyone laughs at haha.

25. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

I was afraid, that you couldn't send replies as a voice message - now I'm even more ready for it.

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