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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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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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47 min ago

How to set a default card for Apple Pay on Apple Watch

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How to set a default card for Apple Pay on Apple Watch

If you use a particular credit or debit card more than others, you can set it as your Apple Pay default on your Apple Watch.

Most of us end up using a specific credit or debit card for making purchases more than the others. Perhaps you get more rewards with that specific card, or something else. Regardless of the reason, you can set a default card on your Apple Watch, just like you can on your iPhone. This way, you don't have to swipe through cards each time looking for the one you want to use. Just hold up your wrist and your default card is automatically used.

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1 hour ago

How to remove a card from Apple Pay on Apple Watch

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How to remove a card from Apple Pay on Apple Watch

If you get a new credit or debit card, or one of yours expires, you'll want to remove it from Apple Pay on your Apple Watch.

Just like most things, our credit and debit cards end up expiring after a few years, or we replace them with newer cards that give us better perks. While you could always leave old cards where they are without any ill effects, Passbook will start to look quite cluttered and the cards you have to swipe through in order to find the one you want can become unmanageable. Just like you can remove cards from Apple Pay on iPhone, here's how to do the same on your Apple Watch!

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1 hour ago

How to make a purchase with Apple Pay and Apple Watch

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How to make a purchase with Apple Pay and Apple Watch

If you're using an Apple Watch, you're ready to make purchases with Apple Pay at thousands of merchants in the US.

Just like you can already make payments with Apple Pay at physical shopping locations with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, you can do the same with Apple Watch. Once you've added your cards, it's as simple as selecting one and flicking your wrist. Here's how!

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1 hour ago

How to set up and add cards to Apple Pay on your Apple Watch

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How to set up and add cards to Apple Pay on your Apple Watch

If you have an Apple Watch, you have Apple Pay on your wrist. Once you set it up.

Apple Pay on your Apple Watch is a different experience than it is on your iPhone, but it's every bit as safe and secure. With it, you can tap to pay at thousands of retail locations across the U.S. Before you can start using it with your credit and debit cards, however, you need to set it up.

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2 hours ago

Check if your favorite app is available on the Apple Watch with this great site

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Check if your favorite app is available on the Apple Watch with this great site

Seeing if an app has gained support for the Apple Watch is now as easy as typing its name into a website, thanks to developer Cesare Rocchi.

CanIHazaWatchApp is a new site from Cesare Rocchi, the developer behind Neater app and others, which allows you to type in the name of your favorite iPhone or iPad app to see if it supports the Apple Watch. We are already keeping an extensive list of all the apps that we see gain Apple Watch support, but options are always good to have.

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2 hours ago

Secret Apple Watch controls: How to navigate what's on your wrist!

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Secret Apple Watch controls: How to navigate what's on your wrist!

The Apple Watch has two hardware buttons and a capacitive screen but, just like the iPhone, there's a lot you can do with them!

There's no Home button on the Apple Watch but there is a Digital Crown which can not only do many of the same functions, it can also scroll and zoom. Likewise, there's no Sleep/Wake button, but there's a Side button that can do lots more, including calling up your frequent contacts. Put them together, and add in a screen that can register touch and Force Touch and, well, you have all the options you need!

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6 hours ago

Comic: The five stages of Apple Watch

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Comic: The five stages of Apple Watch

Happy Saturday, iMore! Bonus comics, woo! We hope you enjoy.

Originally presented on The Nib

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9 hours ago

Save 47% today on these durable iPhone 6 hard cases with kickstands

Save 47% today on these durable iPhone 6 hard cases with kickstands

Made from a textured polycarbonate, this SnapOn Case from Amzer provides excellent drop protection thanks to the thick edging and impact resistant shell. The back features an easy-grip texture along with a fold-out kickstand for convenient viewing. Available in black or white for $7.95

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17 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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17 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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17 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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22 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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22 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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