The Apple Watch “Reveal” video is 2 minutes long and shows how WATCH was debuted to the world, giving a glimpse of the wearable:
The Apple Watch intro video, as narrated by Jony Ive. This is 10 minutes long and gives an excellent overview of the device and its functionality:
Next up is a fitness orientated video for Apple Watch, it’s nearly 4 minutes long and emphasizes the health and fitness related functionality of the gadget:
Don’t miss these videos, they really help to explain and understand the Apple Watch. Apple Watch Pricing, Availability Pricing starts at $349, and goes up from there, which we’ll certainly find out more details on when it ships next year in early 2015.
In a pair of interviews with ABC News following Tuesday’s big hardware debut, Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of Design Jony Ive discussed the trials and tribulations of designing the company’s first wearable device. Apple design chief Jonathan Ive calls iPhone 6 and Apple Watch its ‘best work yet
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Speaking with ABC News’ David Muir, Cook said Apple Watch came about after the death of company cofounder Steve Jobs, meaning the wearable is the first product category to be developed under Cook’s watch. When asked what Jobs would think of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, Cook made it a point to mention the tech guru’s influence is being felt even now, nearly three years after his passing.
“I think he would be smiling today,” Cook said. “I think he would be so proud that he left a company that continued after him where he could clearly see his DNA at the foundation of it. You can see Steve written all over the products we did today.” Cook also handled questions related to Apple Watch security, a valid concern given the wearable will have access to sensitive information that, in some cases, could include payment information. Along with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple Watch has NFC built in to conduct touch-less Apple Pay payments.
The Apple chief said the wearable is the most secure solution on the market, noting credit card information is translated into a Device Account Number that is used in conjunction with a dynamically generated security transaction code. Apple Pay technology was first discovered in an Apple patent filing from 2012.
A final question from Muir asked about Apple’s “Made in America” initiative, to which Cook said parts, services and machinery from 22 states are being used in the production of Apple Watch and the latest iPhone product lines. As for Ive, Apple’s design chief said his team took years to get the Apple Watch right. One of the hardest issues to address was making a very personal device attractive to a wide swath of consumers. “We’ve always tried to make products that people don’t begrudgingly use, but that they want to use,” Ive said. “I think that the bar for that is very high when it’s something that you wear. And it’s something that you’re going to wear all day, every day.”
Apple Watch is expected to go on sale in early 2015 at a starting price of $349.
Apple has debuted the highly anticipated iWatch device… and it’s called Apple Watch. The device is unlike anything Apple has made before, and the gadget features a completely new interface that is navigated with a digital crown located along the side of the device – but it also has a touch screen that is pressure sensitive. This thing is incredibly innovative, has a variety of sensors, interfaces with your iPhone, and does so much more. Here’s a peak at the Apple Watch (officially, WATCH) which will be out next year, with some details, tons of pictures, and some must-see videos of the device in action.
This is Apple Watch: Videos & Pictures
The first thing you’ll notice is the huge amount of customization available with the Apple Watch, ranging from a variety of digital watch faces, six different interchangeable wrist straps ranging from multi-color sport bands, to leather, a stainless steel link bracelet, and a stainless steel mesh version. There’s even a version in 18 karat gold version, called the Apple Watch Edition, which is offered in standard gold and rose gold.
Apple Watch functions as a communication device, a health and fitness tracker, a payment interface, a user interface to things like mapping and messaging, and so much more. Included in the device are sensors that will let you ‘feel’ the interface, meaning things like messages and notifications will alert you via tactile feedback on your wrist. Because of the internet connectivity, you’ll need an iPhone for the Apple Watch to function as intended. The feature set is tremendous, you really need to watch a video to get a glimpse of how it works.
Apple Watch Pricing, Availability
Pricing starts at $349, and goes up from there, which we’ll certainly find out more details on when it ships next year in early 2015.
Apple Watch Pictures
Here are some of the images of the Apple Watch, courtesy of Apple: