Apple Watch 4 Release Date, Price, News and Rumors

Apple Watch 4

Apple has managed to strike gold with the Apple Watch. While the first iteration of the smartwatch was slow and plagued with issues, Apple has consistently upgraded the device every year with new features and powerful internals thereby solving most of the issues which plagued the wearable initially. Both Apple Watch Series 2 and Series 3 sold like hot cakes and set a new record for units sold in the respective quarter that they were unveiled.

While the Apple Watch Series 2 and Series 3 were all about internal improvements, Apple is going to take things up a notch with the Series 4. The new wearable is expected to be unveiled alongside Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup at the company’s September 12 event.

Apple Watch Series 4 Features

If you were expecting Apple to unveil the Apple Watch Series 4 with a new design, prepare to be disappointed. However, the company is going to do the next best thing: increase the display size. Similar to the approach it took with the iPhone X in 2017, Apple is going to almost completely remove the bezels on the Apple Watch Series 4 and use an edge-to-edge display on the device. Rumors have claimed the display will be 15 percent bigger in size and while a leaked photo corroborates this design change, the exact dimension of the larger display is still unknown.

Other hardware improvements in the Apple Watch Series 4 are going to be about the switch to a faster and more power efficient processor and improved connectivity.

To go along with a bigger display, Apple will also unveil a bunch of new watch faces to take better advantage of the bigger display. A leaked Apple Watch photo has already given us a look at one of the new watch faces which will come with 8 complications. There are likely going to be other watch faces as well but we will know more about them when the company officially unveils the wearable on September 12.

watchOS 5

Alongside Apple Watch Series 4, Apple will also announce the release date of watchOS 5. The latest version of the company’s wearable OS comes with a number of new features including automatic workout detection, Walkie Talkie, support for new workouts, new Siri watch face, Raise to Siri, Grouped notifications, and more.

Read: watchOS 5: All the New and Hidden Features

At its September 12 event when Apple unveils the Apple Watch Series 4, the company is likely to announce some new watchOS 5 features specific to the new watch.

Apple Watch 4 Price

The new Apple Watch Series 4 should go up for pre-order alongside the 2018 iPhones on September 14. It should then hit the stores a week later on September 21. Going by how Apple has priced previous Apple Watch series, the new version should also start at the same $329 price point, with the LTE variant starting at $399. The launch of the Apple Watch Series 4 should lead Apple to drop the price of the Series 3 to $249 and discontinue Series 1 completely.

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Apple Watch Series 4 Fall Detection Feature Put To Test

Apple Watch Series 4 Fall Detection Feature Put To Test

When Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 4 alongside the iPhone XS, it made quite a bit of noise about the wearable’s new fall detection feature. The company claimed that the fall detection feature on the Apple Watch Series 4 will automatically detect a fall and call their emergency contact if they did not move in an hour. 

Video: Gold iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 Unboxing

Video: Gold iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 Unboxing

We have already posted our unboxing photos of the Space Gray and Gold iPhone XS Max. Now, watch our massive iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 unboxing in the video below.

Apple Watch Series 4 Takes Center Stage in ‘Better You’ Ad

Apple Watch Series 4 Takes Center Stage in ‘Better You’ Ad

The Apple Watch Series 4 (and iPhone XS/XS Max) go on sale today, so it makes sense that Apple is starting to rev up that marketing arm.

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 Owners Share Their First Impressions

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 Owners Share Their First Impressions

With customers now getting their hands on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 across the world, the first impressions of users about Apple’s latest devices have also started pouring in online. Despite the minor improvements, customers seem to be liking the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max and the improvements they bring.

First iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 Pre-orders Now Arriving

First iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 Pre-orders Now Arriving

The first set of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 orders have now started making their way to customers who pre-ordered the devices.

What’s the Shipping Status of Your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max?

What’s the Shipping Status of Your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max?

As I write this, it’s a little before 5:00 PM PST, or 8:00 PM EST, which means that on the other side of the globe the iPhone XS and iPhone XS have been on sale for a bit of time already.

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 Now on Sale in Select Markets

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 Now on Sale in Select Markets

The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 are now officially on sale. The devices first went up for pre-order in major markets across the world on September 14.

Apple Working With Health Canada to Bring Apple Watch Series 4 ECG Feature to Canada

Apple Working With Health Canada to Bring Apple Watch Series 4 ECG Feature to Canada

Apple is working with Health Canada to bring the Apple Watch Series 4 ECG functionality to Canada. The ECG functionality in the Apple Watch Series 4 won’t be available at launch but it will make its way to customers in the United States via a future software update.

Apple Promotes Positive Reviews for the Apple Watch Series 4

Apple Promotes Positive Reviews for the Apple Watch Series 4

Early on Wednesday the reviews for Apple’s newest smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 4, went live (along with the first unboxing on video). It’s safe to say that the smartwatch has earned almost universal praise, thanks to the larger display, better battery life, and improved health-related features.

First Apple Watch Series 4 Unboxing Video

First Apple Watch Series 4 Unboxing Video

Apart from the first set of Apple Watch Series 4 reviews, the first unboxing video of the wearable is now also live on YouTube. The unboxing video shows how the packaging of the Apple Watch Series 4 has changed from previous versions of the watch.