At their grand event launch yesterday, Apple also finally unveiled the much anticipated iWatch. The Digital Crown allows you to scroll, zoom, and navigate Apple Watch without covering the display. It’s a versatile tool that answers the fundamental challenge of how to magnify content on a small display – you can magnify content, scroll through lists and messages, and make selections. All without obstructing the screen. Other features include Smart Replies and dictation, enabling quick response to messages, and Handoff, allowing you to start a message on the Apple Watch and continue on the iPhone. A quick swipe activates Glances, showing important information like current location, stocks or the time of an impending meeting. Pressing the side button brings up Friends, for quick and easy contact with your favorite people, and Digital Touch allows you to send a sketch, gentle tap, an or audio message through Walkie Talkie.
Apple custom-designed its own S1 SiP (System in Package) to miniaturize an entire computer architecture onto a single chip, with connectivity featuring Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 4.0 to pair seamlessly with the iPhone. Those technologies will available in three separate collections: Apple Watch, with a polished or space black stainless steel case; Apple Watch Sport, with a space gray or silver anodized aluminum case; and Apple Watch Edition, with an 18-karat rose or yellow gold case. Each comes with a choice of exclusive straps.
Pricing starts at $350, with a launch date set for early 2015.