Apple Watch

(redirected from iWatch)
Also found in: Dictionary.

Apple Watch

A family of smartwatches from Apple that debuted in April 2015 with more than 40 models from USD $349 to $17,000. Compatible with iPhones starting with the iPhone 5, the screen's Force Touch senses the difference between a tap and a press to enable two modes of touch interaction. Available in two case sizes (38 and 42mm) and numerous band styles, the watch's Taptic Engine "taps" the wearer on the wrist for notifications.

Apple Watch 2 and 3
Five months after the unveiling, the Series 2 was introduced, including Hermes-branded models (see below). In 2017, the Series 3 improved performance and added an altimeter and Apple Music streaming. However, the cellular option in the 3 made it a stand-alone cellphone (Series 3 models without cellular are less expensive than their Series 2 counterparts). Approximately eight million 3s were sold in the last quarter of 2017; more than all the watches exported from Switzerland, the world capital of watchmaking.

Wi-Fi Too
If the watch was previously paired with the iPhone via Bluetooth but goes out of range, it can use the same Wi-Fi network to send iMessages, an animated sketch, taps and heartbeats to other Apple Watch users (see Digital Touch). The device can also run Siri over Wi-Fi.


Original Collections
No smartwatch debuted with such variety. Sport models have aluminum cases and plastic bands; the Watch line has stainless steel cases and several bands, while Edition models had gold-plated cases. (Images courtesy of Apple Inc.)







Changes in 2016
The Edition models changed from gold to ceramic at a fraction of the price tag. Nike+ and Hermes models were also added. Sport models became Series 1, and the Apple Watch became Series 2. See Apple Watch Series 2. (Images courtesy of Apple Inc.)







A Digital Crown
Apple's Digital Crown is used to zoom, scroll, activate Siri and display the home screen. The power button accesses contacts and Apple Pay.







Easy to Connect the Charger
Apple's MagSafe connector latches magnetically onto the back of the watch.







Apple Watch Bands
Almost overnight, an industry of third-party Apple Watch bands sprang up; witness this assortment at Best Buy.
References in periodicals archive ?
Doha Bank has launched its Apple iWatch banking solution for customers.
Doha Bank Apple iWatch banking solution offers multiple banking services to customers covering account balances, profile, account transactions, utility bills payment, currency exchange as well as other service requests.
8220;The iWatch promises to be a huge new step forward in technology, and we at Global Cellutions Distributors, Inc.
He also said that there hints from the US electronics giant about the possible launch of iWatch.
fans and commentators have called the iWatch, along with the next generation of
TEHRAN (FNA)- After years of rumors, leaks, and false starts, it seems the stars will finally swing into alignment this fall: Apple is unveiling an iWatch smartwatch alongside a new large-screen iPhone 6 at an event on September 9, according to the latest reports.
Washington, July 15 ( ANI ): Study reveals that the much speculated Apple iWatch may come out by the end of this year priced at 300 dollars, expected to sell 30-60 million units in first year.
Apple Inc is building a team of senior medical technology executives, raising hackles in the biotechnology community and offering a hint of what the iPhone maker may be planning for its widely expected iWatch and other wearable technology.
Corning will begin to mass-produce 3D versions of its Gorilla Glass this year in a step that could hasten the introduction of more curved smartphones and Apple's iWatch.
Apple may not yet offer an iWatch, but the i'm Watch from Italian design studio Blue Sky comes pretty close to being the same thing.
Apple was in the news this week about its patent application for iWatch, in countries representing three different continents - Japan, Mexico, Russia and Turkey.
When looking for a challenger for Apple's fabled iWatch, perhaps it is unremarkable that it can be found in the home of chic: Milan, Italy.