In our report last week, we reported that internal models of the Apple Watch included 8 GB of storage. We have now confirmed with the company that the shipping units do indeed ship with an 8 GB storage capacity. However, there are some important limitations.
The Apple Watch does a lot of the same things Android-based watches can, such as delivering text messages and notifications and tracking your health.
But there are several fundamental differences in how you actually interact with the Apple Watch compared to gadgets like the Moto 360, LG G Watch R, and other Android Wear watches.
Here’s a look at some of the biggest things that make the Apple Watch stand out from the competition.
While everyone was losing their mind over expensive watches, Apple sneaked out security fixes for iOS phones and tablets, and OS X computers.
Both the OS X Security Update 2015-002 and iOS 8.2 address critical flaws.
Leading the charge is a patch to squish the FREAK bug in the two operating systems' SSL/TLS code. Disclosed last week by researchers, the flaw allows an eavesdropper to intercept connections to HTTPS websites and downgrade the strength of the encryption, allowing miscreants to crack the traffic and steal things like login cookies and banking details.
Today, I strapped a $10,000 watch to my wrist—one with an Apple computer inside. I played with it a bit, and tried to imagine integrating it into my life. But by the time Apple (oh so courteously!) booted me out of the showroom, I couldn't make up my mind.
iOS 8.2 has been in development for several months now, and today Apple is formally releasing the update to the public. It's available as an over-the-air update or through iTunes for any device running iOS 8, including the iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, and 6 Plus; all iPads except the first-generation model; and the fifth-generation iPod Touch.