Apple’s latest communication device, the Apple Watch, brings a new dimension to portable communication. The watch officially went on sale throughout stores on the 26th June, although it became available to purchase online on the 24th April with pre-orders dating back to the 10th April.
Developed by Apple Inc the watch works alongside your other Apple services and products, and as to be expected from an Apple product the watch presents you with a range of apps to work with. It’s worth noting, however, that the watch needs to be paired to your iPhone to work, so you still need to have your phone with you.
There are over 3500 apps ready for you to download with more being produced on a consistent basis. It seems to have had a popular effect on the public with considerable backlogs in orders and sales that have accumulated to over 2.8 million so far according to Reuters.
The watch’s interface allows you to get the full app experience by interacting with apps from the home screen, and also offers users a variety of different functions to play with, including Glances and Notifications.
What the watch won’t do is let you browse a website, however there is a great deal of attention in the watch from developers and it will be interesting to see how things progress in the future. Although for now the watch is only app based the big question that remains is, will it become fully internet-compatible with the use of browsers in the future?
What's Next in Line?
The second edition of the Apple Watch, WatchOS2 is already well in development with plans for the release to be sometime this coming Autumn. It is said that the watch will have a wider variety of faces to choose from as well as new apps, communications and features. For example, you will be able to use your own photos, cycle through images from your phone and reply to emails received via the watch. There will also be new APIs for developers, which will only improve experiences for users, but as yet, no browsers…
For now it doesn’t look like the way we search the Internet has changed, but with the speed that technology changes, who knows what will be here next year?