Tag: Apple Watch

Apple releases watchOS 9.1, fixes battery issues on newer models

Apple yesterday released a new version of watchOS, with 9.1 and ti mainly fixes some issues with battery life while doing long workouts. The models affected are the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE (2nd generation) and Apple Watch Ultra. The update can be installed by going to the Apple Watch app on iPhone, then General > Software Update. Apple will also allow users to now download new music […]

Apple now saying that the Apple Watch Series 8 and SE 2 support Bluetooth 5.3

When Apple announced the new Apple Watch Series 8 and SE 2 earlier this month, the spec sheets suggested that the company hadn’t upgraded the Bluetooth version in the new models, instead keeping them on Bluetooth 5.0. However, we have now seen that it has since been updated to show that both models now have Bluetooth 5.3. This news was shared this week by MacRumors. This issue must have been […]

Apple updates the Apple Watch SE, adds new S8 chip and more

This week at the event on Wednesday, Apple updated the Apple Watch SE with a very minor revision. The new watch gets the same S8 chip from the new Series 8 as well as ‘Crash Detection’. The new chip gives the Apple Watch SE 20% faster performance than the outgoing model, according to Apple. Like the new Series 8, Apple has added some new sensors to the SE to allow […]

This is the new Apple Watch Series 8

Earlier this week at the Apple event, the company revealed the new Apple Watch Series 8. It looks pretty much identical to the Series 7 which was revealed in 2021. The main changes here are the new S8 SoC, new temperature sensor to help with women’s health as well as ‘Crash Detection’. First off, the new S8 chip. Apple hasn’t said if the new chip is any faster than the […]

This is the new Apple Watch Ultra

This week, Apple unveiled the all new Apple Watch Ultra. The new model is designed for users who spend a lot of time outdoors, running, swimming or whatever and need a durable device that is going to help them track their activity and much more. The Apple Watch Ultra is much more extreme looking, with a larger case, brighter screen and new band options. The rumours surrounding a new model […]

Apple releases watchOS 8.7.1 for Apple Watch Series 3

Yesterday, alongside iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1 and macOS 12.5.1 Apple also released watchOS 8.7.1 for Apple Watch Series 3 only. This minor bug fix release addresses an issue that could cause the device to reboot unexpectedly for some users. Even though the other OS releases address some security problems, watchOS 8.7.1 doesn’t – hence why it is only available for the Series 3. More information can be found on Apple’s […]

Report: Apple Watch Series 3 could be discontinued this year

In a report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he outlined that he believes that the Apple Watch Series 3 could be pulled from sale this year. Apple has been selling the five year old watch since 2017 and despite the more capable Apple Watch SE being launched, the company has kept the older model around. Kuo has said that the Series 3 could be dropped later this year due to […]

Apple releases watchOS 8.5 with improvements to irregular heart rhythm notifications

Apple earlier this week has released a new update to watchOS for the Apple Watch, with watchOS ‌8.5. Yesterday, Apple also released iOS 15.4, macOS 12.3 as well as more. watchOS ‌8.5 comes around two months after the release of watchOS 8.4 and brings four new improvements. watchOS ‌8.5 can be installed on a compatible Apple Watch (Series 3 and later) and can be started via the Apple Watch app […]

Uber has discontinued its app for Apple Watch

Uber was one of the first companies to support the Apple Watch back in 2015 when it was released but it has now stopped supporting it as of this week. When you open the app up it now shows the message “Please switch to the Uber mobile app We are no longer supporting the Apple Watch app. Sorry for the inconvenience 😢” The message itself isn’t that well worded, but […]