Following years of intense speculation, the original Apple Watch (also known as Apple Watch 1st Generation or Apple Watch Series 0) was finally announced in September 2014. The announcement came during the same press event as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and earned Apple CEO Tim Cook a standing ovation when he came on-stage wearing one. The speculation preceding the announcement of Apple Watch had included the naming of this new wearable device. Many experts predicted that it would be called ‘iWatch’ to follow the trend of previous Apple product releases (iPad, iPod, iPhone etc). However, trademark problems made it necessary for Apple to choose a different name, and Apple Watch was finally released in April 2015, when it quickly became a best-seller.
The first generation Apple Watch came in three variants – Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition, and two sizes (38 and 42 mm). It was issued with the Apple S1 single-core system-on-chip, but no GPS chip – this version of the Watch relied on being paired with a compatible iPhone to enable location services. It was also equipped with the Apple haptic feedback system; the Taptic Engine, which alerted the wearer to notifications and alerts, and had a number of health monitoring functions such as a heart rate sensor. With 8 GB of storage, the Apple Watch 1st Generation could store 75 MB of photos and 2 GB of music, plus access and control all the music on the paired iPhone.
The Apple Watch 1st Generation was the first wearable device marketed by Apple Inc, and went on to become an immediate best-seller. If you were lucky enough to get your hands on one of these clever devices, especially in the early days when they were a little hard to come by, you will have been impressed by both its wearability and its functionality. How tragic then if something went wrong with it – but there’s really no need to worry if you’ve damaged the screen, the battery needs to be changed, or the strap needs to be replaced. All you need to do is contact your nearest iTech repair centre for an on-demand Apple Watch 1st Generation repair. Our iTechs are quite simply Apple repair experts, and they love a challenge. You can call out an iTech to your workplace or home, and they can repair your Apple Watch while you get on with something else. Alternatively, you can call in at the nearest iTech repair centre (they are available all across the UK) and hand over your Apple Watch for a repair while you wait. You can rely on an iTech to deliver a fast, friendly repair service, at a price you will be happy to pay.
Apple Watch (1st Gen) repair costs vary and are constantly changing. We will keep updating this page so you can get an idea on what you should be paying for repairs in your area.