Now that the Apple Watch has been around for a while, damaged or obsolete Apple Watch units will make their way into the waste stream. The Apple Renew program offers a convenient way to properly dispose of discarded electronics, including the Apple Watch. Apple uses several different third-party e-waste recyclers to handle different products they have manufactured. While some Apple products can be recycled for a gift card, the Apple Watch does not qualify for any payment beyond free shipping.
Despite rumors to the contrary, Apple has yet to add a camera to Apple Watch. While some watch owners might see this possibility as a distraction, others are chomping at the bit to FaceTime and snap photos directly from their wrists. CMRA makes this possible in a stylish, self-contained rechargeable band. In fact, CMRA adds two cameras to Apple Watch, a forward-facing camera to snap photos AND a FaceTime camera for live video calling.
As expected, Apple launched a new version of the Apple Watch last week. While many rumors pointed to an Apple Watch 2, Apple made incremental improvements and dubbed the latest product Apple Watch Series 2. The company also surprised many fans by upgrading the processor in the original Apple Watch and continuing to sell this model at a $100 discount. While the two models are ever so slightly different on the outside, when it comes to size and weight they are virtually the same. So what are the key differences between the Apple Watch Series 1 and the Apple Watch Series 2?
The Apple Watch Series 2 pre-order opens on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 12:01 AM Pacific time (3:01 AM Eastern time).
Shipping starts on Friday, September 16, 2016. The new Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 are also available online and in stores starting on September 16.
Apple Watch scored top honors in a recent J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey of smartwatch owners. The report asked almost 2,700 customers who bought a new device between June 2015 and June 2016 a variety of questions pertaining to their experiences. The two leading companies in the survey were Apple and Samsung, with Apple winning overall satisfaction in the smartwatch category and Samsung taking second place. When it comes to fitness bands, Samsung beat out Garmin for first place.