Category Archives: Apple Watch

Apple Event – All you need to know

Apple Watch. iPad Pro. Apple TV. iPhone 6S. Yesterday, Apple announced its most product launches in one event. There’s always a buzz when Apple reveals its products and services to the world. It seems the world’s eyes focus on one of the largest companies in the world. It can be difficult to keep up with all the details so I have summarised the most important updates below…

Apple announced updates to four of its product lines. Below are the main details you need to know before you go shopping…

Apple Watch

  • Available in more colours such as rose gold and yellow gold aluminium
  • More colours of straps including a Product Red edition where a share of the proceeds go to charity
  • Hermès have teamed up with Apple to create 3 new beautiful straps to make your watch a designer fashion accessory
  • watchOS 2 will be available on September 16th – A software update which adds many new features such as changing your watch face and complications, Siri improvements, and playing videos on the watch

iPad Pro

  • A brand new iPad with a beautiful 12.9 inch screen which enables you to do more on the go
  • Slide Over, Split Screen and Picture in Picture features enable you make your working experience quicker and easier
  • A new four speaker system which creates great sound when watching movies
  • A new Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard to help you draw accurately and type on the go
  • Available in November with a starting price of $799

Apple TV

  • A brand new Apple TV experience with an enhanced Siri experience where you can ask it anything
  • Ask Siri to play certain movie genres, whilst watching a movie you can ask what a certain character said if you missed it and Siri will rewind so you don’t miss a thing, and many more commands
  • A new remote control with touch interface and microphone to make it easier to communicate with your Apple TV
  • Ability to download games and apps to make your TV more fun and interactive for the whole family
  • Launches in late October and starts at $149

iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus

  • Similar design to the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus but the inside and technologies have all been improved
  • 3D Touch – a feature where the harder the press on the screen more options are available to you such as taking a selfie, previewing email, and instantly playing music from your favourite artists
  • Live Photos – When taking a photo the iPhone 6S records 1.5 seconds either side of your photo to add a little video of the moment you took that photo. This can be used as a wallpaper which brings your photos to life.
  • Improved 12 megapixel camera with the option to shoot 4K video
  • Now comes in a Rose Gold colour in addition to the Gold, Silver and Space Grey options
  • iOS 9 will be included and also available to all iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users on September 16th
  • iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus launch on September 25th. Pre orders begin September 12th.

Are you excited about Apple’s announcements? Which products are you going to queue up for? Let me know in the comments below…

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My Top 5 Apple Watch Apps

5 Apple Watch Apps you must download right now…

1. Shazam

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Shazam is a great app that lets you know which song is playing just by your device listening to it. You can even use Siri on your iPhone to ask what song is playing. This great app for the Apple Watch has features that show you the lyrics in time with the music and also lets you buy it from the iTunes Store. When you tap on Buy you only need to swipe up from the lock screen on your iPhone to go straight to the iTunes Store.

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2. Uber

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Uber is a great app that lets you request taxis with the touch of a button on your iPhone. That experience has become even simpler on your Apple Watch. Open the Apple Watch app and Uber will tell you how long you have to wait for your nearest Uber taxi. With a simple tap you can request the Uber and even track where it is. A must have app for all Uber commuters.

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3. Dark Sky

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Dark Sky is a great weather app that notifies you when it is going to rain. It is very accurate and informs you if you need an umbrella for the next hour. A detailed weather forecast comes to the Apple Watch by giving you a simple glance on the likelihood of heavy precipitation in the area. A brilliant iPhone app that has made even simpler on your Apple Watch.

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4. Nike+ Running

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For those of you unfamiliar with the Nike+ Running iPhone app, it is a very simple app that helps track your outdoor runs. Key features include map tracking, your distance goals, and competing with your friends. This experience has come to the Apple Watch with a simple glance on how you’re progressing with your run, to giving you constant updates on your pace and timing.

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ASOS is a great fashion platform to buy your latest clothes and all things fashion. The iPhone app makes it easy for users to search and refine their searches until they know exactly what they want to by from ASOS. The Apple Watch app helps you search for an item and save it for later. It will notify you when that item is back in stock or has gone on sale. Also using the Handoff feature you can swipe up on your iPhone lock screen to get straight to that item on your iPhone.

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Have any Apple Watch apps that you can’t go without? Let me know in the comments below…

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