Right out of the box, the Apple Watch offers greater customization than perhaps any other first-generation Apple product in history. In particular, user-configurable "complications" on watch faces could foreshadow similar customization coming to the iPhone lock screen.
One of the more exciting features introduced with Apple Watch is Apple's Taptic Engine, a technology that has effectively creates a compelling user experience by accurately reproducing taps, bumps and other tactile effects.
OLED displays, which can offer power savings advantages over their LCD counterparts, have been rumored to arrive in Apple products for years. But with the launch of the Apple Watch, the company has finally opted to embrace OLED technology, which could pave the way for future devices, like the iPhone, to make the switch.
Pairing an Apple Watch with an iPhone makes Siri easier to access than ever. But with a new voice-controlled Apple TV said to be on the horizon, Siri seems poised to become an even more prevalent part of the Apple ecosystem.
In Apple's post-Watch world, pressing a button to bring your iPhone to life just feels wrong, something akin to plugging a Retina MacBook into an ethernet jack — a procedural relic of a time gone by. Tap-to-wake has arrived, and we hope it's here to stay.
Even staunch Apple Watch detractors have to admire the technology Apple managed to pack into its first wearable platform. As Apple's "most personal device ever," Watch boasts multiple advancements to the user interface, two of which — Force Touch and UI concepts invented alongside the Digital Crown — we'd like to see in future iPhones and iPads.
Apple frequently introduces new technologies and features in a singular new product, then gradually brings them to other devices in its ecosystem, making for a more coherent user experience. With the recent launch of the Apple Watch, the company has begun offering smarter and more contextually aware locations — something we'd like to see on the rest of the company's platforms.
The new Surface Laptop Go 2 is a thin and light Windows notebook at a low cost, and has been positioned by Microsoft to be a competitor to Apple's latest M2 MacBook Air. Here's how the ultra-portable notebooks compare.