Apple Watch Series 4 wins Display of the Year award

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An industry trade group dedicated to displays says the Apple Watch Series 4 has an outstanding one.
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The Society for Information Display (SID) gave the most recent Apple Watch its highest honor, naming it one of several Displays of the Year.

This award is given to “products with the most significant technological advances and/or outstanding features.”

Apple Watch shipments shot up 49% last quarter

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When you see someone wearing a smartwatch, there’s a good chance it’s made by Apple.
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Apple’s wearable is turning into a real success. Shipments of Apple Watch grew 49 percent in the first three months of this year.And it makes up the lion’s share of all smartwatches.

This company’s revenue for this product category grew 30 percent last quarter.

Apple Watch ECG already finding stealth heart problems

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Using the ECG on Apple Watch Series 4 is dead easy.
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Ed Dentel has become the poster child for the new ECG function of the Apple Watch. He installed the recent update that allowed this wearable to check the electrical activity of his heart and it immediately told him he had a problem.

At first he thought the new technology was faulty. Instead, the fault was his heart.

Best chargers, stands and cases for Apple Watch Series 4

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The Apple Watch Power Bank by Zens is a handy little battery pack for your timepiece.
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If you’ve managed to order Apple Watch Series 4 last night, you’re going to need something to fire up your stunning new band.

From pocket-sized, portable chargers to sleek, modernist stands and cases, we’ve got your Series 4 charging needs covered. Some even double as iPhone chargers, or can charge several Apple devices simultaneously.

Check out Cult of Mac’s reviewed and recommended lineup of the best charging stands for Apple Watch Series 4.

How to get ready to pre-order Apple Watch Series 4

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You should order your Apple Watch Series 4 through the Apple Store application.
You should order your Apple Watch Series 4 through the Apple Store application.
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Time is short before you can pre-order the next-generation of Apple Watch. Apple will start taking people’s money at exactly 12:01 am tomorrow morning Pacific time.

If demand is as heavy as we expect, the company might run short of units available on launch day. If you delay your order you might have to wait extra days to get your new device. And there’s more you should do to get ready than set an alarm.

Apple Watch Series 4 face is ridiculously complicated

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The more you look at this Apple Watch face, the more notifications you see.
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An image of Apple’s next wearable leaked today, revealing an impractical new Apple Watch face that crams in every possible type of notification all at once.

It has no less than nine different complications. And, oh yes, the time. 

Apple Watch 4 renders show off big new display

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Here's what the 2018 Apple Watch might look like.
Here's what the 2018 Apple Watch might look like.
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Those eager to get their wrists on the 2018 Apple Watch can tide themselves over with some fresh concept images. These clearly show the benefits of a much-anticipated larger screen by comparing the upcoming version with past ones.

The 2018 Apple Watch is also expected to sport a bigger battery and other enhancements.

Apple Watch Series 4 models found in iOS 12 beta

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Apple Watch Series 4 might offer a larger display, with a new type of button.
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It shouldn’t shock anyone to hear that new Apple Watch models are coming soon. But a bit of confirmation is nice. That confirmation is buried in iOS 12 beta 2, released today. 

There are four additional Watches in the offing. Their internal identifiers seem to indicate that Apple isn’t shaking up its wearable offerings this year.