Apple Watch

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Apple Watch is a line of smartwatches produced by Apple Inc. It incorporates fitness tracking, health-oriented capabilities, and wireless telecommunication, and integrates with iOS and other Apple products and services. The Apple Watch was released in April 2015,[18][19] and quickly became the best-selling wearable device: 4.2 million were sold in the second quarter of fiscal 2015,[20] and more than 100 million people were estimated to use an Apple Watch as of December 2020.[21] Apple has introduced a new generation of the Apple Watch with improved internal components each September[22]—each labeled by Apple as a 'Series', with certain exceptions.[lower-alpha 1]

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Apple Watch
Apple Watch Series 1 in Space Gray
DeveloperApple Inc.
Manufacturer
TypeSmartwatch
Release date1st generation: April 24, 2015; 7 years ago (2015-04-24)
Series 1 and Series 2: September 16, 2016; 6 years ago (2016-09-16)
Series 3: September 22, 2017; 5 years ago (2017-09-22)
Series 4: September 21, 2018; 4 years ago (2018-09-21)
Series 5: September 20, 2019; 3 years ago (2019-09-20)
Series 6 and SE (1st generation): September 18, 2020; 2 years ago (2020-09-18)
Series 7: October 15, 2021; 15 months ago (2021-10-15)
Series 8 and SE (2nd generation): September 16, 2022; 4 months ago (2022-09-16)
Ultra: September 23, 2022; 4 months ago (2022-09-23)
Discontinued1st generation: September 7, 2016; 6 years ago (2016-09-07)
Series 1: September 21, 2018; 4 years ago (2018-09-21)
Series 2: September 12, 2017; 5 years ago (2017-09-12)
Series 3: September 7, 2022; 4 months ago (2022-09-07)
Series 4: September 10, 2019; 3 years ago (2019-09-10)
Series 5: September 15, 2020; 2 years ago (2020-09-15)
Series 6: October 8, 2021; 15 months ago (2021-10-08)
SE (1st generation) and Series 7: September 7, 2022; 4 months ago (2022-09-07)
Units sold100 million (estimated, 2020)[3]
Operating systemwatchOS
System on a chip1st generation: Apple S1
Series 1: Apple S1P
Series 2: Apple S2
Series 3: Apple S3
Series 4: Apple S4
Series 5, SE (1st generation): Apple S5
Series 6: Apple S6
Series 7: Apple S7
Series 8, SE (2nd generation), Ultra: Apple S8
CPU1st generation: 32-bit single-core
Series 1, Series 2, Series 3: 32-bit dual-core
Series 4 onwards: 64-bit dual-core
Memory1st generation, Series 1, Series 2: 512 MB DRAM[4]
Series 3: 768 MB DRAM[5][4]
Series 4 and Series 5: 1 GB DRAM[6]
Series 6 onwards: 1.5 GB DRAM[7]
Storage1st generation, Series 1, Series 2: 8 GB[8][5][9]
Series 3: 8 GB (GPS) or 16 GB (Cellular)[10]
Series 4: 16 GB[11]
Series 5 onwards: 32 GB[12][13][14]
DisplayOLED[15] with strengthened Ion-X glass or Sapphire glass

1st generation, Series 1, Series 2, Series 3:
38 mm
33.96 mm (1.337 in) diagonal, 272×340 pixels, 326 dpi
42 mm
38.94 mm (1.533 in) diagonal, 312×390 pixels, 326 dpi
Series 4, Series 5, SE, Series 6:
40 mm
39.34 mm (1.549 in) diagonal, 324×394 pixels, 326 dpi
44 mm
44.63 mm (1.757 in) diagonal, 368×448 pixels, 326 dpi
Series 7, Series 8:
41 mm
42.95 mm (1.691 in) diagonal, 352×430 pixels, 326 dpi
45 mm
48.29 mm (1.901 in) diagonal, 396×484 pixels, 326 dpi
Ultra:
48.74 mm (1.919 in) diagonal, 410×502 pixels, 338 dpi

1st generation, Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, Series 5: Force Touch
ConnectivityNFC, Diagnostics port
1st generation, Series 1, Series 2: Bluetooth 4.0[16][17]
Series 3: LTE cellular data (optional), Bluetooth 4.2[10]
Series 4, Series 5, SE, Series 6, Series 7, Series 8: LTE cellular data (optional), Bluetooth 5[11][12][13][14]
Ultra: LTE cellular data, Bluetooth 5.3
1st generation, Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, Series 5, SE: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz only)
Series 6, Series 7, Series 8, Ultra: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz & 5 GHz)
PowerBuilt-in rechargeable Li-Po battery
Dimensions1st generation, Series 1:

38 mm
38.6 mm × 33.3 mm × 10.5 mm
(1.52 in × 1.31 in × 0.41 in)
42 mm
42 mm × 35.9 mm × 10.5 mm
(1.65 in × 1.41 in × 0.41 in)

Series 2, Series 3:
38 mm
38.6 mm × 33.3 mm × 11.4 mm
(1.52 in × 1.31 in × 0.45 in)
42 mm
42.5 mm × 36.4 mm × 11.4 mm
(1.67 in × 1.43 in × 0.45 in)
Series 4, Series 5, SE, Series 6:
40 mm
40 mm × 34 mm × 10.7 mm
(1.57 in × 1.34 in × 0.42 in)
44 mm
44 mm × 38 mm × 10.7 mm
(1.73 in × 1.50 in × 0.42 in)
Series 7, Series 8:
41 mm
41 mm × 35 mm × 10.7 mm
(1.61 in × 1.38 in × 0.42 in)
45 mm
45 mm × 38 mm × 10.7 mm
(1.77 in × 1.50 in × 0.42 in)
Ultra:

49 mm × 44 mm × 14.4 mm
(1.93 in × 1.73 in × 0.57 in)
Backward
compatibility
watchOS 1 – 3: iPhone 5 or later
watchOS 4 – 5: iPhone 5S or later (GPS Only), iPhone 6 or later (GPS + Cellular)
watchOS 6 – 8: iPhone 6S or later
watchOS 9: iPhone 8 or later
PredecessoriPod Nano
Websiteapple.com/watch
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Each Series has been initially sold in multiple variants defined by the watch casing's material, color, and size (except for the budget watches Series 1 and SE, available only in aluminum,[23][26] and the Ultra, available only in 49 mm uncolored titanium[25]), and beginning with Series 3, by the option in the aluminum variants for LTE cellular connectivity, which comes standard with the other materials.[27] The band included with the watch can be selected from multiple options from Apple, and watch variants in aluminum co-branded with Nike and in stainless steel co-branded with Hermès are also offered, which include exclusive bands, colors, and digital watch faces carrying those companies' branding.[27]

The Apple Watch operates in conjunction with the user's iPhone for functions such as configuring the watch and syncing data with iPhone apps, but can separately connect to a Wi-Fi network for data-reliant purposes, including communications, app use, and audio streaming.[28][29] LTE-equipped models can also perform these functions over a mobile network, and can make and receive phone calls independently when the paired iPhone is not nearby or is powered-off, substantially reducing the need for an iPhone after initial setup.[lower-alpha 2] The oldest iPhone model that is compatible with any given Apple Watch depends on the version of system software installed on each device.[32] As of September 2022, new Apple Watches come with watchOS 9 preinstalled and require an iPhone running iOS 16, which is available for the iPhone 8 and later.[33]