Software updates to iOS 15.3 and watchOS 8.4 have led to the arrival of a new bug. The good news, however, is that it is only affecting a few users. The iPhone glitch prevents the Wallet app from properly syncing with the service on the Apple Watch.
Those interested in purchasing an Apple Watch Series 7 can start whipping out their credit cards – Apple's finally announced when sales are starting. Starting October 8th at 8 AM ET, the new smartwatch will be available to preorder. The wait for the start of shipping won't be that long either.
Several renderings had already given us all a good indication of what direction the newest Apple Watch was headed in... Or so we thought – all the renderings were wrong. Differing from expectations, the Series 7 has not adopted an angular design, although there are definitely some other changes.
Apple's upcoming flagship smartwatch model is expected to rely on a new design, and according to current reports, this might cause delays. Likewise, implementation of some of the expected watch's new features may prove to be challenging.
Thanks to multiple in-depth reports and replicas, it's been possible to produce several renderings of the next generation of the Apple Watch. The new renderings give a better picture of how the design journey will progress after the fall of 2021.
There's a new set of watch faces available for the Apple Watch ranging from Mickey Mouse to chronographs and artistic designs all the way to thematic arrangements such as for "Pride Month". One extremely interesting design is the sundial one – however, it requires some explanation.
Before the Apple Watch was even announced, a sensor specialist by the name of Masimo had already foreseen a potential upcoming patent infringement by Apple after multiple personal changes. Now six years later and this is exactly what has occurred.
Just as with the iPhone, there's also a yearly cycle for the Apple Watch. Although there was only one update to the product last year, more is allegedly planned for 2021 and 2022 – although there could be delays to some plans.
Before every watchOS update, many users of the Apple Watch 3 ask themselves the anxious question: Will it be possible to update the smartwatch without any problems? In most cases, the answer is "no" due to the limited memory. Apple now recommends resetting the watch before the update.
Wearables like the Apple Watch can detect evidence of COVID – even before the start of symptoms. Two studies describe changes to heart rate variability and resting pulse (all things which the Apple Watch measures), which point to signs of infection.