Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 7 now available to pre-order

Pre-orders for the new Apple Watch Series 7 have opened today, after its launch earlier in September. Pre-orders opened earlier today and are now live in around 50 countries. Prices start at £369 in the UK and $399 in the US. The Apple Watch Series 7 hasn’t had much changed from the Series 6, introduced last year. The Series 7 has faster charging, up to 33% quicker than before, stronger […]

Apple is now the most popular watch brand among US teens, beating out Rolex

According to a survey by Piper Sandler, Apple is now the most popular brand for watches for upper-income teenagers in the US. This spot has previously been held by Rolex. Smartwatch ownership by teenagers in the US has increased from 30% to 35% when comparing autumn 2020 to autumn 2021. Data from spring 2021 has shown that 13% of teens were intending to purchase an Apple Watch, this is now […]

Pre-orders for Apple Watch Series 7 start this Friday

Apple revealed the new Apple Watch Series 7 a couple of weeks ago, but never mentioned the exact release date, or the date when pre-orders would be starting. It just said that it would be available “later this autumn”. However, just announced yesterday, Apple has said that the Series 7 will go up for pre-orders starting this Friday, the 8th October. Once pre-orders are done, the Series 7 will be […]

Apple now considers the first Apple Watch as vintage

Apple has this week marked the original Apple Watch as vintage, both the 38mm and 42mm versions are now in the official list of vintage and obsolete products. The original Apple Watch was announced in September 2014, alongside the iPhone 6 but didn’t launch until the following April, in 2015. The first generation was around the longest of any model, being replaced by the Series 2 in September 2016, since […]

Despite the rumours, Apple Watch Series 7 does work with existing bands

Leading up to the Apple event on Tuesday, many rumours suggested the Apple Watch Series 7 design would be so different that existing bands would not be compatible and while the new watch is later, now available in 41mm and 45mm – Apple has confirmed that it will be compatible with existing bands, dating back to the first generation in 2015. The Series 7 has softer rounded corners with a […]

Apple Watch Series 7 announced, with larger screens and better durability

Apple at the Tuesday event has announced a new Apple Watch, with the Series 7. This new generation was rumoured to be larger, with a brand new squared off design and most notably, it was touted to not be compatible with any existing Apple Watch bands. Thankfully, this new Series 7 does work with all existing bands. The case design is that familiar rounded square shape, however here the cases […]

Apple releases watchOS 7.6 for Apple Watch

Today, Apple has released watchOS 7.6 for compatible devices, for Apple Watch Series 3 or later. This update is fairly small, adding support for the ECG app and the irregular heart rhythm notification to a lot of new places, Apple says to 30 new regions. The new update can be installed now by going to the iPhone app for Apple Watch then General > Software Update.

This is watchOS 8

At WWDC, Apple announced watchOS 8 with a new mindfulness app, improvements to the Wallet app and more. Apple has now added the ability to check where AirTags and other accessories in the Find My network are. A new mindfulness app is here which builds upon the Breathe app with new animations and other encouragements to help you focus. The fitness app now supports tai chi and pilates, sleep tracking on […]

Shipments of Apple Watch were up by 19% in 2020

According to a recent report, shipments of the Apple Watch were up by 19% in 2020, when compared to the year before. Apple shifted 28.4 million in 2019 and 33.9 million in 2020. Most other companies offering smart watches actually saw decline in shipments except from Huawei. “Impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, global smartwatch shipments in Q4 2020 saw a slight YoY decrease to book an almost flat 2020, according […]

ECG on Apple Watch now approved in Australia

The Apple Watch has now been approved for ECG use in Australia this week by the government meaning all Apple Watch users, who have Series 4 or later will soon have access to the ECG feature once Apple releases it. The ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4, Series 5 and Series 6 can run an electrocardiogram which looks at the timing of the heartbeat, the Apple Watch spits out […]