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Apple Watch, stylized as WATCH, is a line of smartwatches designed and marketed by Apple Inc.

History[]

The first-generation Apple Watch was released on April 24, 2015.[1][2] It quickly became the best-selling wearable device after 4.2 million were sold in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.[3][4] In subsequent years, a new generation of Apple Watch with an improved set of internal components[5][6][7] — labeled by Apple a 'Series', with certain exceptions — has been introduced each September.[8]

Each series has been initially sold in multiple variants defined by the watch casing's material, color, and size (except for the budget models, Series 1 and SE, which were available only in aluminum).[9][10][11] Beginning with Series 3, LTE cellular connectivity was an option for aluminum versions, which was standard with the other materials.[12] 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 and digital watch faces carrying those companies' brandings.[12]

Release history[]

Gen. Model Display CPU Released Discontinued Shipped OS
1 Apple Watch (original) 38/42 mm Apple S1 Apr. 24, 2015 Sep. 07, 2016 watchOS 1
2 Apple Watch Series 1 38/42 mm Apple S1P Sep. 16, 2016 Sep. 21, 2018 watchOS 3
2 Apple Watch Series 2 38/42 mm Apple S2 Sep. 16, 2016 Sep. 12, 2017 watchOS 3
3 Apple Watch Series 3 38/42 mm Apple S3 Sep. 22, 2017 Sep. 07, 2022 watchOS 4
4 Apple Watch Series 4 40/44 mm Apple S4 Sep. 21, 2018 Sep. 10, 2019 watchOS 5
5 Apple Watch Series 5 40/44 mm
(Always-On)
Apple S5 Sep. 20, 2019 Sep. 15, 2020 watchOS 6
5 Apple Watch SE (1st gen) 40/44 mm Apple S5 Sep. 18, 2020 Sep. 07, 2022 watchOS 7
6 Apple Watch Series 6 40/44 mm
(Always-On)
Apple S6 Sep. 18, 2020 Sep. 14, 2021 watchOS 7
7 Apple Watch Series 7 41/45 mm
(Always-On)
Apple S7 Oct. 15, 2021 Sep. 07, 2022 watchOS 8
8 Apple Watch Series 8 41/45 mm
(Always-On)
Apple S8 Sep. 16, 2022 Sep. 12, 2023 watchOS 9
8 Apple Watch SE (2nd gen) 40/44 mm Apple S8 Sep. 16, 2022 In production watchOS 9
8 Apple Watch Ultra (original) 49 mm
(Always-On)
Apple S8 Sep. 23, 2022 Sep. 12, 2023 watchOS 9
9 Apple Watch Series 9 41/45 mm
(Always-On)
Apple S9 Sep. 22, 2023 In production watchOS 10
9 Apple Watch Ultra 2 49 mm
(Always-On)
Apple S9 Sep. 22, 2023 In production watchOS 10


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References[]

  1. The Verge live blog. The Verge. Vox Media (September 9, 2014). Archived from the original on September 9, 2014. Retrieved on September 10, 2014.
  2. Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Ships In April. TechCrunch. Retrieved on January 28, 2015.
  3. Apple Watch is 'world's best selling wearable' with 4.2 million shifted in Q2.
  4. Apple Watch Price Details in India.
  5. Slavov, Mariyan (September 16, 2020). Apple Watch Series 6 vs Series 5: What are the differences. PhoneArena.com.
  6. Butler, Sydney (February 6, 2020). How to determine which Apple Watch model you have. 9to5Mac.
  7. Loyola, Roman (November 14, 2018). Which Apple Watch? How to pick the Apple Watch that’s right for you. Macworld.
  8. Eadicicco, Lisa. "The Apple Watch is finally getting 1 major feature it's been missing that Fitbit has offered for year", Business Insider, September 4, 2020. 
  9. Caldwell, Serenity (November 21, 2016). Apple Watch Series 1 review: Second-best is still pretty darn good. iMore.
  10. Charlton, Hartley (September 17, 2020). Apple Watch Series 6 vs. Apple Watch SE Buyer's Guide. MacRumors.
  11. Pettit, Harry. "Cheapest Apple Watch in years unveiled with fitness apps, sleep tracker and more", September 15, 2020. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 Clover, Juli (June 8, 2020). Picking the Best Apple Watch to Buy in 2020. MacRumors.

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