Tag: Apple Watch

Report: Apple Watch Series 3 could be discontinued this year

In a report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he outlined that he believes that the Apple Watch Series 3 could be pulled from sale this year. Apple has been selling the five year old watch since 2017 and despite the more capable Apple Watch SE being launched, the company has kept the older model around. Kuo has said that the Series 3 could be dropped later this year due to […]

Apple releases watchOS 8.5 with improvements to irregular heart rhythm notifications

Apple earlier this week has released a new update to watchOS for the Apple Watch, with watchOS ‌8.5. Yesterday, Apple also released iOS 15.4, macOS 12.3 as well as more. watchOS ‌8.5 comes around two months after the release of watchOS 8.4 and brings four new improvements. watchOS ‌8.5 can be installed on a compatible Apple Watch (Series 3 and later) and can be started via the Apple Watch app […]

Uber has discontinued its app for Apple Watch

Uber was one of the first companies to support the Apple Watch back in 2015 when it was released but it has now stopped supporting it as of this week. When you open the app up it now shows the message “Please switch to the Uber mobile app We are no longer supporting the Apple Watch app. Sorry for the inconvenience 😢” The message itself isn’t that well worded, but […]

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 […]

watchOS 8 is now available for Apple Watch Series 3 and later

Apple has released watchOS 8 for Apple Watch this week, alongside iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and more. The update to Apple Watch this year is a relatively modest one and works on the Apple Watch Series 3 and later. Apple has moved watchOS 8 along in the same direction as iOS 15, with Focus mode for more advanced Do Not Disturb settings, the Wallet app had new NFC based key […]