New Apple minisite shows what iPhone and Apple Watch can do together
Apple on Monday published a new webpage dedicated to promoting iPhone and Apple Watch as a power combo, with the company detailing exclusive features and capabilities that are unlocked when the two devices are paired.
The webpage, currently promoted on the Apple.com homepage, runs through a list of convenience and power features that benefit users who pair an Apple Watch with iPhone.
"Add them together. Multiply their power," Apple says.
Starting with the basics, Apple notes users can decline or answer a phone — or FaceTime — call on Watch, then transfer it to iPhone.
Messages are also made easy thanks to Watch's Tapback ability, preset replies, emoji support and Scribbles. Alternatively, users can ask Siri to compose or reply to an incoming message using voice commands.
More advanced features advertised on the minisite include Camera app integration. Apple Watch can be used to remotely frame and snap a shot, zoom in or out, switch between front- and rear-facing iPhone cameras and transition between camera modes. From there, users can set a watch face that displays a single photo, custom album or Memory through the Watch app on iOS.
Watch's music playback capabilities, which include Apple Music streaming, playlist playback, and remote iPhone control, are also highlighted.
Apple Watch health functions and data integration with the iOS Health and Activity apps get a spotlight alongside support for Maps, Find My and Apple Pay.
While the page offers no new information about either product, it surfaces a number of unique features for new or prospective buyers.
Interestingly, the dedicated page is accomplished almost entirely with two-dimensional vector graphics commonly seen on recent support pages and in videos published on the Apple Support YouTube channel. Apple typically employs high resolution product images in its promotional material.