Apple Watch Has 8GB of Storage, Limited to 2GB for Music and 75MB for Photos

Apple confirmed that all three editions of the Apple Watch will ship with 8GB of internal storage, according to 9to5Mac. Apple Watch users will be limited to up to 2GB of songs and up to 75MB of photos that are locally stored on the device and can be listened to or viewed without a paired iPhone. Songs can be synced using the Apple Watch companion app on compatible iPhones running iOS 8.2 or later.

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2GB of music works out to anywhere from 200 to 500 songs depending on the audio quality, while the report claims that 75MB of photos will equal to over 100 photos that are automatically compressed for reduced file size on the Apple Watch. A portion of the remaining storage capacity is likely allocated to the Apple Watch's operating system, and will store application binaries and resources when a native SDK is released.

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71 months ago
The stainless steel Watch model should have at least 16GB and the gold Edition model should have at least 512GB because money.
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71 months ago
Cmon Beta users...get on this already so I can buy this in about 2 years...lol
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71 months ago
It blows my mind that the $350 version and the $17K version have the exact same tech specs. I realize the price is directly related to the fashion factor. It's just weird to see a gadget that does the same exact job across the board regardless of price, aside from the screen size which is a surprisingly modest price increase.
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71 months ago

8 GB internal with 6 GB free space... yeah right, since this watch tethered with the iphone, might as well use the iphone for music.


Exactly. Useless, pricey gadget. :cool:
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71 months ago

Need more info. As DDaddy mentioned above, no audio jack, how do we get the audio to our ears? If you go for a run or to the gym do you still need to carry your iPhone with you?

Bluetooth headphones are the answer to this question.
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71 months ago

It blows my mind that the $350 version and the $17K version have the exact same tech specs. I realize the price is directly related to the fashion factor. It's just weird to see a gadget that does the same exact job across the board regardless of price, aside from the screen size which is a surprisingly modest price increase.


The top of the line $373,000 Rolex has the same tech specs as a $32,000 model with the same screen size.
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