Apple Watch

Apple Suppliers Building More Than 5 Million Watches for Launch

The Wall Street Journal had a lot to say about the Apple Watch this week beginning with a report about Apple's plans to make a "state-of-the-art health-monitoring device" that would track everything from blood pressure to stress levels. Unnamed sources said that Apple had to scrap a lot of the planned health features for the watch after some of them failed to work reliably. Instead of being able to release the watch as an all-in-one medical device Apple had to go back t the drawing board and find a new identity for its first wearable device. So far Apple has touted the watch as a fitness tracker, a new way to communicate and even as a fashion statement.

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The WSJ also filed a report on Tuesday claiming that Apple has asked its suppliers to make a "combined five to six million units of its three Apple Watch models during the first quarter" before the official launch in April. The $349 entry-level Sports model will make up half of the watches assembled, while the basic Apple Watch model will account for one-third of the watches shipped, according to sources familiar with the matter. The initial run of the high-end 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition will be small before increasing in the second quarter.

Does the Apple Watch have a camera?

No, the Apple Watch does not have a camera, so you can't take photos with it. There is a built-in app, Camera Remote that allows you to connect to your iPhone's camera. You will be able to see on the watch what your iPhone's camera is seeing, and it will also have a remote shutter button - you will be able to snap a shot from your watch, which will be useful for photos you want to be in. You will be able to set the iPhone's camera timer from the watch as well. You can view your photos on your Apple Watch too.

Apple Announces Apple Watch Shipping in April

Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed during the company's earnings call on Tuesday that the Apple Watch will begin shipping in April. Cook did not announce a specific release date, but now Apple fans can stop speculating on what "early 2015" really meant. Another important piece of information we still do not know is what the various watch models will cost. We do know that the basic models will start at $349, but it is unknown how much the other collections will sell for. Apple plans to release 18 different "Apple Watch" models, 10 different "Apple Watch Sport" models and 4 high-end "Apple Watch Edition" models. There will also be two sizes available, small (38mm) and large (42mm).

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There will be several bands available for the Apple Watch at launch, and users will have 11 digital faces to choose from. Other features include Apple Pay support, iMessage support, Siri support, a Glance feature and heart rate monitoring. The Apple Watch will need to be paired with an iPhone to work.

Fourth iOS 8.2 Beta Adds More Apple Watch Features

Apple today released the fourth beta for iOS 8.2. The update includes a "new panel specifically for pairing an iPhone with the Apple Watch" and it confirms that there will be a dedicated watch app, according to 9to5Mac. Previous builds of the new software have included support for Apple's WatchKit and a fix for an issue with blood glucose tracking within the Health app.

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iOS 8.2 and the Apple Watch are expected to launch sometime in March. The smartwatch will be available in three collections starting at $349 for the standard edition. There will be several band options and 11 digital faces to choose from at launch. You can learn more about the Apple's smartwatch in our Apple Watch section.


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