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Here’s what you can expect from your Apple Watch and watchOS.
watchOS 2 officially has a shipping date: We’ll see it September 16. And there will be some new Apple Watch models and bands this fall, too. Here’s everything we know about the new Apple Watch models and operating system, for your reading (and salivating) pleasure.
Hold up, what’s watchOS?
As OS X is to the Mac, and iOS is to the iPhone and iPad, watch OS is to the Apple Watch. It’s the operating system and underlying software responsible for showcasing your clock face, powering notifications, launching and running apps, and pretty much everything you do on the Watch.
iOS 9. OS X. Why is watchOS lower-case without a space?
Same reason iOS has a lowercase i without a space? Probably to make our brains explode.
So when are we getting it?
September 16! Get your downloading fingers ready.
We usually get new iPhones with a new version of iOS. Are we going to get new Apple Watches with watchOS 2?
Sort of. There’s no new internal Apple Watch hardware, but the Sport models are getting two new hues: rose gold (really more of a bright pink) and gold anodization, in both 38mm and 42mm. The steel Watch model is also getting one new entry: One paired with a a Product RED band.
Apple’s new models will ship starting September 9.
There’s also the fashion angle: Apple has partnered with Hermès to introduce three new Watch and leather band combinations. Price and ship date is currently unknown, but I’d expect something in the low-to-mid four figures.
What about new bands? I want more pretty things!
You’re in luck! Apple has expanded its Sport band lineup to include darker colors like midnight blue and more muted greys and pinks. These, too, will ship September 9.