Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 4 to Feature Redesign, Longer Battery Life and 15% Larger Display

Apple Watch Series 4 models set to be released this fall will feature a new design and a display that’s 15 percent larger, according to predictions shared by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a new note that was sent out to investors this morning (via 9to5Mac). In addition to a new design with larger …

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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 4.3 to Developers With Portrait Nightstand Mode, iPhone Music Controls

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.3 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the third beta and a little over two weeks after releasing watchOS 4.2.3, a minor update focusing on bug fixes. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta …

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International Women's Day Activity Challenge Requires Apple Watch Owners to Double Their Move Rings

Apple has debuted a new Activity Challenge for Apple Watch wearers today, this one focused on celebrating International Women’s Day. To complete the challenge and earn the achievement, you’ll have to double your Move ring on March 8, the day that commemorates the movement for women’s rights around the world. The award for completing the …

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Quick Takes: Apple Hires a Latin TV Head, New Owner of Reserve Strap Plans to Sue Apple, and More

In addition to our standalone articles covering the latest Apple news and rumors at MacRumors, this Quick Takes column provides a bite-sized recap of other headlines about Apple and its competitors on weekdays. Friday, March 2 Apple announces hiring of Sony TV’s Angélica Guerra as Head of Latin American Programming: Guerra oversaw Sony Picture Television’s …

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Apple Watch Outsold All Competing Smartwatches Combined Last Year

Apple Watch continues to be the world’s most popular smartwatch by a significant margin, according to analysts. IDC estimates Apple Watch shipments totaled eight million units worldwide last quarter, which also makes it the best selling wearable device during that period. The research firm says one in every five wearables shipped last quarter was an …

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Apple Watch Series 3 Can Now Track Skiing and Snowboarding Activity

Apple has announced that skiers and snowboarders can use Apple Watch Series 3 to track their activities starting today. Apple Watch apps snoww, Slopes, Squaw Alpine, Snocru, and Ski Tracks have each been updated to take advantage of custom workout APIs released in watchOS 4.2 that enable tracking of specialized metrics: Total vertical descent and …

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Apple Now Selling Refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 Models

Apple today updated its online store for refurbished products in the United States to add a selection of Apple Watch Series 3 models, marking the first time Apple’s newest wrist-worn device has been available from the refurbished store since its September 2017 release. As of the writing of this article, there are two refurbished Apple …

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New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Detect Early Signs of Diabetes

Cardiogram, a company that offers an app able to break down heart rate data collected by the Apple Watch, today shared the results of a new study that suggests the Apple Watch can be used to detect the signs of diabetes. Cardiogram researchers teamed up with the University of California, San Francisco and used the …

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Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 4.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.3 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the first beta and two weeks after releasing watchOS 4.2.2, a minor update focusing on bug fixes and performance improvements. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta …

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Apple Watch Had Record Year With Estimated 18M Shipments in 2017, Topped Entire Swiss Watch Industry Last Quarter

Not only did the Apple Watch just have its best quarter ever in terms of sales, but it also had a record-breaking year overall, capped off by topping shipments from the entire Swiss watch industry combined last quarter. Apple Watch shipments topped an all-time high of 18 million units in 2017, according to estimated data …

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Apple Watch to Promote Heart Month With Activity Challenge Next Week

Apple will be launching the newest activity challenge for Apple Watch wearers next week, with a focus on Heart Month. To complete the challenge, you’ll need to close your Apple Watch’s exercise ring for seven days in a row during one specific week: from February 8 to February 14, which fits with the heart theme …

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Apple Watch Sees Best Quarter Ever With Series 3 Sales Up More Than 100% Compared to Series 2 Sales Last Year

Apple today said that the Apple Watch saw its best quarter ever in Q1 2018, with the new Series 3 models selling at twice the volume of the Series 2 models last year. Apple Watch saw a 50% growth in units and revenue for the fourth consecutive quarter. When combined with sales of Beats headphones …

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Everything New in watchOS 4.3: iPhone Music Controls, Portrait Orientation Nightstand Mode and More

Apple yesterday seeded the first beta of watchOS 4.3 to developers, and there are some great new features that many Apple Watch owners have been requesting for quite some time. We’ve outlined all of the changes you’ll find in the watchOS 4.3 update in the video and the post below. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube …

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Cellular Apple Watch Series 3 Launching in Singapore and Hong Kong in February

Starting on February 2, the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular connectivity will be available for purchase in Singapore and Hong Kong, according to updated information shared on Apple’s Singapore and Hong Kong websites. Customers in Singapore and Hong Kong will be able to place orders for the cellular Apple Watch starting on February 2, …

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Apple Seeds First Beta of watchOS 4.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.3 update to developers, just two days after releasing watchOS 4.2.2, a minor update focusing on bug fixes and performance improvements. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple …

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