Apple Watch (1st generation)
This page is about the first generation Apple Watch. For a list of all Apple Watches, see List of Apple Watches.
This is the Apple Watch (1st generation), a smartwatch that was first introduced by Tim Cook at Apple's "Wish we could say more" keynote on 9 March 2015. Internally, the watch is referred to as N27aAP (Watch1,1 - 38mm) or N28aAP (Watch1,2 - 42mm).
This device uses the new Apple S7002 (S1) processor which is based on the ARMv7k (32-bit) architecture.
- RAM: 512 MiB
- BCM4334 Wi-Fi chip from Broadcom
- NAND size: 8 GiB; roughly 2 GB are for songs and 75 MB for photos.
- Display: Retina.
- Screen: Sapphire crystal (Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition) or Strengthened Ion-X glass (Apple Watch Sport)
- Compatibility: iOS 8.2 or later running on an iPhone 5 or newer
The Apple Watch runs a slimmed down version of iOS 8. The user interface is managed by "Carousel" (instead of Springboard). Most frameworks are replaced with "Nano" equivalents.
- Apple Watch
- Apple Watch Sport
- Apple Watch Edition
Third-party applications are supported through the WatchKit API. However, in order to save battery and allow a less powerful processor, applications are "run" on the phone and streamed to the Watch over Bluetooth. iOS 8.2 (and up) comes with a dedicated "Watch" app to perform the initial pairing and download third-party "Watch apps".
Announced third-party apps include (but are not limited to):
- American Airlines (B06)
- City Mapper (E10)
- Comedy Central (A04)
- HoneyWell (B07)
- Lutron (C07)
- Major League Baseball (C10)
- Pinterest (D07)
- Starwood Hotels (C02)
- Twitter (A07)
- Yahoo (D06)