One of the best new features on Apple Watch Series 5 may not work well at all depending on which band you choose to wear with your watch.
Like all compasses, the compass on the Apple Watch Series 5 is sensitive to magnetic interference. Apple warns customers on its website that some of its bands with magnetic clasps may affect the readings of your compass.
Stay away from these bands if you want your compass to work:
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In an age when almost every detail of an Apple keynote leaks ahead of time, Tim Cook managed to pull some genuine surprises from the hat Tuesday. Taking the stage at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple HQ, Cook and Co. announced at least three big things we weren’t expecting at all.
This in itself is a surprise. Even though Cook pledged that Apple is “doubling down” on secrecy, most of the big details about new Apple products typically trickle out ahead of time. Most of the main features of the 2019 iPhones already leaked. Every Apple blog and YouTube channel under the sun has been playing with detailed iPhone mockups and models for weeks.
Still, Cook’s surprise trifecta did not consist of insignificant things. All three were fairly big and meaty announcements — and there wasn’t a peep about them ahead of time. Here’s what took us by surprise during the “By Innovation Only” event.