Apple Watch – Android Wear for your iPhone!

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We expected Apple to only release the Apple Watch at this event but, instead we also saw a new Macbook.

The Apple Watch does a lot of the same things as any Android Wear watch but, just with a bunch of gestures. One of these gestures include the swipe up from the watch face to bring up “Glances” which are “cards” from apps that you choose from you iPhone so you get the information quickly.
Just like an Android Wear watch it can (for example) bring up your boarding pass when you are near an airport or you are close to the time of departure. An Apple Watch can also run apps and with Apple Pay, pay for items wireless using your watch.
Just like any other smart watch you can receive any notifications on your watch and reply to text or answer phone calls. Since that watch is so small it doesn’t have a keyboard so you can reply to a message using the default commands or using Siri.

As far as the watch face itself goes it’s quite customization – you can download themes from ones that look like traditional watch to a Mickey Mouse theme. You can customize all of these watch faces. For example – With the Mickey Mouse watch  phase you change the weather in the top-right corner to anything you want like the date. The customizability is different from theme to another and in some cases you can customize a lot of stuff and in some you can only customize one or two things.

The watch physically only has two button – A digital crown and a button. The digital crown which didn’t look like the best thing in the world when they announced the watch is actually not that bad. You can use it scroll smoothing through stuff your is not always in the way and click it go to the apps page or the watch face. The second button is a quick launch button that takes you to your favorite contact and you can scroll thought them to text or call them. From this menu you will see a “doodle” if the person also has a Apple Watch and with that you can send them a animated doodle from your Watch to their’s and it will show up on their screen just like the way you drew it. You can also double tap the quick launch button to jump into Apple Pay and choose what you want to pay with.

There were rumors circulation of the Apple Watch not having great battery life and everybody was really skeptical when Tim Cook came on stage and said that the Apple Watch will have a 18 Hour battery life using a power reserve technology.

If you want the buy the Apple Watch then it’s going to about double the cost of most Android Wear watches and since Apple has never allowed third party manufacturers to create an apple product you only have three models of the Apple Watch you can buy now.

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The Apple Watch Sport – Which is the cheapest watch in the lineup. It’s available in a lot of bands and colors and in two sizes (38 mm. and 42 mm.). The watch is $349 (38 mm) or $399 (42 mm).

The Apple Watch – This is the second “inexpensive” watch. It is more premium then the Sport and has way more premium bands and more colors. This is also available in 38 mm. and 42 mm. sizes. The watch is $549 (38 mm) or $599 (42 mm).

The Apple Watch Edition – This is model is for the really serious people who want to make a fashion statement. It’s in limited quantity, colors and sizes. Most of these watches are made out of Gold (at-least the case) and start at just $10,000! No it’s not a miss print – It STARTS at 10K!


You can look at all of these watches here

Apple March 2015 Event; New MacBook and Apple Watches!

Just a few hours ago, Apple had it’s March 2015 Spring forward event where they announced price drops, new partnerships, a new Macbook, and more details on the Apple Watch.

The keynote as usual started off with the small things like – HBONOW will launch first exclusively to Apple starting at just $14.99/mo. Apple also cut down the price of the Apple TV from $99 to $69 – Old hardware and competition.


Then Apple went on how it’s going to help with medical research by announcing “ResearchKIT” which allows developers to create app to faster get survey on health problems. This helps researchers find cure for health issues much faster. Doctors can also use this technology to send notification to it’s patients who are using it’s app.
Apple is also working with many research companies to get this technology out into the hands of patients who have severed health problems such as Breast Cancer etc..

After taking a bunch about “ResearchKIT” – They went on to talk about their Macbook line and brought the new Macbook. It’s hasn’t been branded as the MacB. Pro or the MacB. Air it’s just a new product line called the “Macbook“.

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This new Macbook is for the looks and not for how it performs or how much it costs. It’s a super-thin laptop. Because of this there are only two I/Os. One a USB-C port that is both for charging and a standard USB 3 port (Can only do one at a time unless you have the Apple adapter).

The other I/O is a standard four pole 3.5 mm port.

When we said “Super-thin” we mean’t it.. It’s just 13.1 mm at this thickest and because of this the USB-C port was one of the compromise that were made. The other two are the new keyboard and the trackpad.

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Apple then went onto something that we all were expecting which is the Apple Watch.

We already knew a lot about the watch such as the colors, bands, and the models but, today we got the pricing, the release date and more..

Apple talked about some of the stuff that we already but, they announced “WatchKIT” with which developers can create that apps for the watch.  The watch also has a new included app with iOS 8.2 “Apple Watch” with which you can download apps for the watch, themes and change settings. The watches are available in both 38mm and 42mm case. They also gave us the price:

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$349 or $399
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$549 or $599
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NOTE: You will need an iPhone device that is newer then the iPhone 5 and running iOS 8.2 or above.
You will be able to pre-order all of these models starting April 24th 2015!

That was about it for the event!

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