Article updated on March 6, 2015
You know what they say: better late than never. This certainly applies to Apple's soon-to-come entry into the wearables market -- something we've been anxiously waiting to happen for what feels like quite a long time.
The company's first smartwatch, dubbed the Apple Watch, comes in two sizes and features a custom-made, mini operating system (that is not iOS) with a very unique approach to the form factor. For example, the Apple Watch is almost touch-free -- you use touches only to pan around. For most of the work, you instead have to make use of what the company is calling "Digital Crown" -- a jog dial on the side that lets you cycle through menus. But that's not all -- Siri, Apple's digital assistant, is also present with the Watch, and you'll also be able to route transactions through the company's new Apple Pay service for mobile payments. Also welcome are the news that Apple will be opening up its new smartwatch for third-party developers through the WatchKit SDK.
Now that Apple has officially announced its follow-up event, set to take place on March 9, we're bringing you a complete refresher with the collection of posts you'll find below. Feel free to browse through it and get up to speed with all the details surrounding Apple's Watch. Stay tuned for our coverage of the event!
Announcement and design
Hardware, features, battery life
Price and release date
Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 22, 2011
What is the resolution?
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 3:28 AM 1
Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 22, 2011
I ask because all they have said is that it is retina, but apple made up that term and the actual resolution could be anything. I guess I want to know if the actual screen looks as good as the renders.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 3:36 AM 2
Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013
Because a real world display where the human eye can no longer detect pixels at normal viewing distances is FAR greater than what Apple likes to label as a retina display. That's why. That's why they increased the PPI on the iPhone 6.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 6:47 AM 0
Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014
Yeah.....unneeded resolution on a device that is going to have a very very limited battery space... Apple and all other tech companies, stop being idiots, switch to epaper, no one needs the high refresh rate and such on a watch, visibility is key especially for a watch, and epaper cannot really be beat on that since it is physical color. Meh.
posted on Mar 07, 2015, 11:59 AM 0
Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014
How often does it upload my personal health data to Apple and how often is my data then sold to data brokers?
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 4:08 AM 2
Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014
Looks cool, but G watch R seems a lot better in terms of design... Otherwise it would be pretty interesting to see a comparison between this and the G Watch R plus the 360 as they apple might bring something new and interesting in this wearable world unlike in the smartphone which looked like they are just trying to play catch-up with other Android brands.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 5:25 AM 1
Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014
Have you put a G watch R on your wrist? I have and it is way to bulky. Not to mention the screen isn't glass. I have no doubt the Apple Watch will feel and look way better than the R. If the R could have done away with the extended case that pretty much covers up your whole wrist, then I more than likely would have bought one.
posted on Mar 06, 2015, 2:19 PM 0
Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014
I have to admit this watch is a killer, probably a couple of years ahead than Samsung's, LG's or SONY's
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 5:41 AM 2
Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011
In the article it says that it's not a touch interface. That most of the work is using the knob on the side. I'm sorry . that's a fail. And from the side it looks like a lump of cookie dough .
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 7:20 AM 1
Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011
Here what I would expect to hear. Apple felt that smart watch touch screen technology is not at the level of performance we are looking for and we are not willing to compromise battery life to add a "baked" in feature. Finally here at Apple, we were going with a super thin look and adding in a touch display would have compromised our overall industry leading design aesthetics.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 8:40 AM 0
Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013
Not sure how I feel about a dial controlling everything. Will have to test it but I assume for now that swiping is better.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 8:27 AM 2
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