It is far from controversial to conclude that it took Apple almost three years to nail the engineering of Apple’s first wearable: cramming in and fine-tuning batteries, processing and cellular chips and so on and so forth. We were all there along the ride and we can all (provided you have worn a Gen 0 model before) attest to the enormous advancements made over the years.
Apple Watch 3
The Series 3 Apple Watch hasn't been out for long but it is already potentially saving people's lives. The latest is a kitesurfer who crashed and became stranded a mile off the coast of Ventura, California. If that wasn't enough, it also happened to be great white shark infested waters. Luckily, the Apple Watch's cellular connectivity allowed him to call for help.
watchOS 4.1 was publicly released yesterday and brought a pair of new music-related features.
The initial watchOS 4.1 beta was released just under two weeks ago, and now we have beta 2. That first beta brought with it several new user facing features including updates to the Music app, and a new Radio app.
Beta 2 adds to those features, bringing cellular support to the Radio app, and the addition of the ESPN station.
Now that the Apple Watch Series 3 is out, we've had some time to play with it and extract the best features for the new device. None of these are watchOS 4 related, which is full of its own goodies, so we focused just on features exclusive to the new Apple Watch Series 3 model.
As a fitness enthusiast, one of the most attractive features of Apple Watch certainly has to be its ability to capture and analyze your post-workout heart recovery. I’m probably in good company when I say this tidbit caught my eye at WWDC 2017.
If you were worried you hadn't received a notification from Apple yet for your iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, or Apple TV 4K order, you may relax as the company has just started sending them out.
Apple touted a few changes to heart rate tracking for Apple Watch during their September event. Some had expected these features to come solely to the new Apple Watch Series 3, but they actually come to everyone, courtesy of watchOS 4.
Apple unveiled its all-new Apple Watch Series 3 last week alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and while they were clear that it would become the flagship model of their popular smartwatch, they weren’t clear about how it stacks up to the current Apple Watch Series 2.
In this piece, we’ll go over the tech specs of each so that you can compare them side by side and choose what one is right for you.
US carriers have already unofficially announced the pricing of their service for cellular Apple Watch, with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile all charging $10 per month. But digging into Apple's battery page information for Apple Watch, it seems the true cost of owning a cellular Apple Watch won't necessarily be the price itself, but rather the toll on battery life.
The new Apple Watch Series 3 will be available for preorder on September 15th, and released September 22.
A leaked version of the iOS 11 GM appears to have made its way to the folks at 9to5Mac. It has revealed a few previously unknown details like a bevy of new wallpapers. It also seems to have revealed the new LTE Apple Watch including a new watch face and Digital Crown.