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Follow our Apple Watch launch liveblog!

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Follow our Apple Watch launch liveblog!

If you live in Australia and ordered early, you've likely already gotten your hands on a new Apple Watch — but for those of us in the States, we still have a few hours to go while we wait.

Yes, it's Apple Watch launch day in the United States, and iMore's going to be with you all day with our thoughts, reactions, and anticipatory UPS-staring. This page will update periodically throughout the day with more info from myself, Rene, Ally, Peter, and guest iMore friends, so stay tuned!

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22 hours ago

How to set up and start using your Apple Watch

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How to set up and start using your Apple Watch

How to set up and start using your Apple Watch

Apple Watch will help you stay informed, stay in shape, stay in touch, and more. Once you set it up.

The Apple Watch is the most personal computer the company ever made. You wear it on your wrist and it pairs with the iPhone in your pocket or bag. From there it gives you notifications and widget-like glances, tracks your activity and exercise, handles calls and messages, makes payments, and controls your music and TV, and more. You can even customize your Apple Watch by swapping bands, changing clock faces, and more.

Here's everything you need to know to get started!

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3 hours ago

How to create and send a new message on Apple Watch

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How to create and send a new message on Apple Watch

Responding to a message on Apple Watch is easy, but what if you want to send a new one?

It may not be quite as obvious, but sending a new message from your Apple Watch is just as simple as replying to one. To do this you'll use the built-in Messages app with your Apple Watch. You just have to start a new thread. Here's how!

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3 hours ago

Jony Ive and Marc Newson open Condé Nast luxury conference [Updated with video]

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Jony Ive and Marc Newson open Condé Nast luxury conference [Updated with video]

Apple's Jony Ive and Marc Newson sat down at the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference to talk about luxury and craftsmanship in the 21st century.

Ive, Apple's SVP of Design, and Newson opened the conference, an event that was first announced last month. They talked about bringing craftsmanship to something that would be mass produced, like the Apple Watch.

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3 hours ago

Skype for iPhone brings messaging to your wrist with Apple Watch support

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Skype for iPhone brings messaging to your wrist with Apple Watch support

Microsoft has updated its Skype app for iOS today, bringing along support for the Apple Watch just in time for launch day.

With today's update, Skype users will be able to carry their conversations over to the Apple Watch by responding with speech to text, emoticons, or canned responses.

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7 hours ago

Grab the CarPlay-friendly Pioneer AVIC 8100NEX for $859 from Amazon

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Grab the CarPlay-friendly Pioneer AVIC 8100NEX for $859 from Amazon

Amazon is currently offering the CarPlay-friendly AVIC 8100NEX head unit for $859.99, almost 50 percent off its listed price.

The Pioneer AVIC 8100NEX has a MSRP of $1,400, though Amazon lists it for $1,699.99. While still expensive, if you were looking to get your hands on one of Pioneer's more advanced CarPlay units, the sale at $859.99 makes it a little easier.

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7 hours ago

28 Apple Watch tips and tricks you should know

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28 Apple Watch tips and tricks you should know

Just got your Apple Watch in the mail? Waiting eagerly for it to arrive? Here are 28 tips and tricks you should know as you get started with Apple's new wearable.

My Apple Watch is out for delivery! I'm pretty excited to see it finally arrive — especially because I've spent awhile learning about all the cool stuff it can do. There are a lot of really nifty things you can do with the Watch beyond checking the time or sending messages: Here are 28 of my favorite tricks and tips I've discovered while reading through Apple's Watch user guide.

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8 hours ago

PBS Kids Super Vision now lets you control your child's screen time from your Apple Watch

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PBS Kids Super Vision now lets you control your child's screen time from your Apple Watch

The latest in a flood of Apple Watch app updates today is PBS Kids Super Vision, allowing parents to limit their kids' screen time right from their wrist.

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9 hours ago

Apple tweaks Apple Watch Band site to make for easier browsing

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Apple tweaks Apple Watch Band site to make for easier browsing

Just in time for launch day, Apple has revamped its Apple Watch band selection page to make browsing the different colors and types a tad easier.

Now, when browsing bands, users are presented with a large section for each Apple Watch band along with its available colors, price, and sizes.

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10 hours ago

Official Apple Watch user guide now available from the iBooks Store

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Official Apple Watch user guide now available from the iBooks Store

Apple has released its user guide for the Apple Watch on the iBooks Store, following its release on the web yesterday.

The official user guide for the Apple Watch is now available for download on the iBooks Store. Apple published the guide on the web yesterday, but now it's available as a convenient download on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

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11 hours ago

All the Apple Watch apps to download now!

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All the Apple Watch apps you'll want to have!

All the Apple Watch apps to download now!

One of the first things you'll want to do with your new Apple Watch is load up all your favorite apps.

Apple Watch apps technically run from your iPhone but show up on your Apple Watch as actionable notifications, informative glances, or interactive extensions. You download them from the App Store onto your iPhone and then use then transfer them over. Once on your Apple Watch, they're conveniently available, right from your wrist.

Thousands of apps are ready and waiting, and they run the gamut from news and information to sport and leisure to education and entertainment to social networking and communication to, well, pretty much every category the App Store has to offer.

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12 hours ago

Starwood's Apple Watch app will let you check in, check out, and unlock your room

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Starwood's Apple Watch app will let you check in, check out, and unlock your room

Starwood hotels across the globe will allow members of its Starwood Preferred Guest program to check in, check out, and more with their Apple Watch

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13 hours ago

Apple Watch and durability: How tough are Apple's screens?

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Apple Watch and durability: How tough are Apple's screens?

Apple Watch and durability: How tough are Apple's screens?

Watches take a beating unlike any other item we wear or carry ever day. How will Apple's Ion-X and sapphire screens hold up to those beatings?

Anyone with an iPhone has seen how screens hold up to the scratches and scuffs that occur with a device that lives in your pocket or purse, potentially with keys or loose change. The Apple Watch, however, is out there in the open, exposed to a wide range of incidental daily contact. And the screens are right out front.

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13 hours ago

Apple Watch warranty reportedly covers condensation, debris in the display, and more

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Apple Watch warranty reportedly covers condensation, debris in the display, and more

It looks like we now have a list of the types of damage that Apple will cover under the Apple Watch's warranty.

There seem to be a number of ways that your Apple Watch can become damaged that make it eligible for service, both in and out of warranty. Under the standard one-year limited warranty, for instance, Apple will apparently repair a watch with debris under the glass, or pixel errors.

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13 hours ago

Apple Watch RPG Runeblade developed by ex-Remedy and Rovio team members

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Apple Watch RPG Runeblade developed by ex-Remedy and Rovio team members

Everywear Games, a new Finland-based developer formed by ex-Remedy and Rovio team members, have launched their first game, Runeblade, as an Apple Watch exclusive.

The fantasy-themed role-playing game is free to download and play for Apple's newly launched smartwatch.

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