Apple Watch Comes To Asia: 7 Facts You Should Know About It

Things you probably didn't know about the Apple Watch. Like, it's actually Jony Ive's obsession and Steve Jobs was never involved in it, but it's something he would want!

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1. The Watch will be officially available in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US. It's going on sale online and by reservation in Apple stores on 24 April.

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2. It comes in 3 editions called the Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition; each varying in materials and luxury.

Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition.

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3. While you do need an iPhone to pair with your Apple Watch, it doesn't have to be the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. An iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c will work too. However, they need to be running iOS 8.2 software!

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4. The Apple Watch is really small. While it comes in two sizes, 38mm and 42mm, the 42mm size is from top-to-bottom. From side-to-side it's only 35.9mm wide. So the 38mm is actually only 31.9mm. For context, here's a true-to-scale comparison between the 42mm Apple Watch Sport and some other popular men's watches:

For more clarity on why that's an issue, read this first-hand account on Medium.

5. The cheapest Apple Watch, the 38mm sport model, will cost USD349. The 42mm of the same model will cost USD399. The most expensive version of the Apple Watch, called the Apple Watch Edition, will start at USD10,000 and cost as much as USD17,000.

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6. It's water resistant, but not waterproof! Meaning, you can wear it on a rainy day and have water splashed on it, but you should avoid submerging it in water. Also, there are only 2 buttons on the watch!

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7. Lastly, since the Apple Watch needs to be continuously connected to an iPhone in order to work, which can be a big battery drain, on a full charge, its battery should last up to 18 hours!

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