iOS 8.2 Includes Apple Watch App and Bug Fixes
Apple today revealed more details about the Apple Watch and its compatibility with Apple devices. Specifically, the Apple Watch requires iOS 8.2, which is available to the iPhone beginning today. The new operating system from Apple includes a specific app for managing and controlling the Apple Watch, which goes on sale next month. The Apple Watch can run apps and be used to manage notifications, make calls, send and receive emails or messages, control music playback, and much more. The Apple Watch Sport edition starts at $349 for the 38mm size and $399 for the 42mm size. The Apple Watch edition, with a stainless steel face and various bands, ranges between $549 and $1,049 for the 38mm size and the from $599 to $1,099 for the 42mm size. The Apple Watch Edition, which is made from gold, starts at $10,000. Preorders begin April 10, with the device reaching select stores and markets April 24. Apple didn't detail what bug fixes are included in iOS 8.2
Apple Drops Watch Price to $299, Intros New Bands
Apple today permanently dropped the entry-level price of the Apple Watch from $399 to $299. Apple said it is dropping the price to make it appealing to a wider range of consumers.
Apple Refreshes the Apple Watch with LTE
Apple today updated its smartwatch with several new features. Notably, the Apple Watch Series 3 gains an optional LTE radio for connections when phones aren't around or available.
Facebook Messenger, GoPro Headed to Apple Watch
Apple today said apps are being written for the Apple Watch at a furious pace, and more than 10,000 are already available. Looking forward, Apple said Facebook Messenger and GoPro are ready to port their apps to Apple's wearable device.
Facebook Messenger Expands to Apple Watch
Apple Watch owners can now read their incoming Facebook Messenger messages on their wearable. A recent update to the iOS app adds compatibility with Apple's smartwatch.