Apple jumps with both feet into wearable tech by announcing iWatch, and looks set to launch in early 2015. Apple revealed its plans to launch new Smartwatch at the launching ceremony on September 9, alongwith the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
The Apple iWatch has a custom-made UI that offers compatibility with wrist-borne apps, along with a pressure-sensitive touchscreen. The Apple Smartwatch will definitely be a challenge for Android Smartwatches like the Moto 360, the LG G Watch R, and the Samsung Gear S. Apple would certainly try to meet these challenging competitors when it lands, taking on the rift between Android and iOS.
Apple iWatch Release Date
Apple has not yet announced a release date of iWatch. They have yet to decide a fixed date of its launching but it would be somewhere in Q1 of 2015 that has actually been promised.
Before the release of the wearable Smartwatch, Apple has made its WatchKit SDK live last month for the developers. Just to get them prepared, the wrist-based SDK will allow the developers to have a play time with iWatch alongwith preparing apps before the Smartwatch goes live.
Apple iWatch Sizes
When the Apple iWatch would be available on sale, there will be 3 models to choose from, each with 2 display sizes to adjust with different wrist sizes.
The standard Apple Watch model has a stainless-steel silver or space black colour scheme case with the screen protected by sapphire crystal.
If you’re looking for something to stay up to date with you as you train, the Apple Watch Sport features an anodised aluminium case in silver or space grey with the screen safeguarded with strengthened ion-X glass with vibrant, resilient band choices.
Last but not least, the Apple Watch Edition features an 18-carat gold face in yellow or rose, protected by sapphire crystal. It’s the premium edition of the Apple Watch and Apple describes it as “exquisitely crafted bands and closures”.
Apple iWatch Specifications
To start off with, there will be 2 different sizes of the Apple Watch to select from. The smaller sized choice for dainty wrists is 38mm tall, while the bigger choice is 42mm. That’s something that we have not seen from any of the Android or Android Wear options so far.
Each Apple Watch has a Retina display screen. Although Apple has claimed this is an “extremely energy efficient” choice, the exact Apple Watch battery life is a secret untill we have the Watch in our wrist.
In terms of resolution, the developer kit disclosed the smaller sized Apple Watch will proclaim a 1.5-inch 272 x 340 display screen, while the larger variation will boast a 1.65-inch 312 x 390 display screen.
The Apple Watch display screen can sense force through a brand-new feature call Force Touch. This will certainly allow the gadget to compare a tap and a press for more contextually specific controls.
Responding to that, there’s also the Taptic Engine. This is a linear actuator within the Apple Watch that offers haptic feedback for your wrist, tapping you with alerts or on particular sides of your wrist for Apple Maps navigation.
The iWatch also includes a custom-made built heart rate sensor that uses infrared, visible-light LEDS and photodiodes to find your pulse and heart rate. Combining this with information from the accelerometer and the GPS and Wi-Fi discovered in your iPhone, the Apple Watch can track your physical motion.
Under the hood you’ll find the Apple S1 processor, which Apple states is “an entire computer architecture on a single chip.” There’s no certain specifications for the S1 yet, but it is secured from the aspects, wear and impact by resin.
Rumours suggest Apple has placed a relatively large order of 30-40 million S1 chips, expecting a huge demand of its Smartwatch among masses. Like many of its Android Wear rivals, the Apple Watch will certainly need a dedicated charger. Their would be a charger for SMartwatch that will use Apple’s MagSafe technology. There’s no exposed contacts as it’s completely sealed. The aim is that you can connect the charger in the dark by simply holding the charger near the back of the watch triggers the magnets to snap together, putting the charger in place quickly. Read More …. >>>>>