Apple Watch Series 4: Pricing, specifications and availability

The Apple Watch Series 4 is bigger, faster and seriously concerned with your heart health. Here's everything you need to know about Apple's latest smartwatch.

What is the Apple Watch Series 4?

Apple's latest generation of Apple Watch smart watches sees a visual redesign with a larger (and somewhat taller) display screen, new watch band styles and features, and of course, a premium price point.


Apple Watch Series 4 at a glance
When will the Apple Watch Series 4 come out? Launched on 12 September 2018, pre-orders from 14 September 2018 with availability from 21 September 2018.
What’s new about the Apple Watch Series 4? S4 processor, larger screens, ECG function.
How much will the Apple Watch Series 4 cost? From $599 (GPS)/$749 (GPS+LTE) depending on band choice and size.

Apple has boosted the Apple Watch's screen size, processing power and heart rate tracking capabilities in its smartest smartwatch yet.

Apple absolutely did not invent the smartwatch concept, but there's little doubt that the introduction of the Apple Watch brought the concept very much to the mainstream. Since its introduction in 2015, Apple has iterated with the design and feature set of its Apple Watch line, as well as upgrading the underlying watchOS operating system. The latest version of the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Series 4, shows big ambition for where Apple wants the category to head.

Design

  • 40/44mm OLED displays.
  • Gold, silver, space black or space grey finishes.
  • Smaller bezels.
  • Works with existing Apple Watch bands.

Health features

  • Heart rate sensor will be able to perform ECGs (eventually).
  • Breathe display.

Performance

  • Apple S4 chip twice as fast.
  • LTE or GPS models available.
  • Digital crown now gives haptic feedback.

Battery life

  • Up to 18 hours of battery life.

Early outlook

  • A good upgrade for the Apple Watch.

Pricing and availability

  • Available outright from Apple from 21 September from $599/$749 (40mm) or $649/$799 (44mm).
  • Also expected availability through Telstra, Optus and Vodafone on contract.

The official announcement of the Apple Watch Series 4 took place in the US on 12 September 2018 at 10am, which equated out to early on 13 September here in Australia AEST.

Apple announced pre-orders going live from 14 September, with variable pricing depending on the size of watch face you want and your choice of band. Even if you do own an existing Apple Watch, you can't buy just the Apple Watch Series 4 body by itself, with the absolute lowest cost model coming in at $599 with a variety of band choices.

The Apple Watch Series 4 will also be available through Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, but we're waiting on full contract pricing at the time of writing.

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Specifications

Product Name
Apple Watch Series 4
Display
40–44mm
Resolution
368x448 (44mm)/ 324x394 pixels (40mm)
Software
watchOS 5
Battery
Up to 18 hours
Processor
Apple S4
Size
40x34x10.7 mm (40mm)/ 44x38x10.7 mm (44mm)
Weight
30.1g/36.7g (sans band)
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Updated September 22nd, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage
Apple A12
6.1
1792 x 828
64GB
128GB
256GB
Apple A12 Bionic
5.8
2436x1125
64GB
256GB
512GB
Apple A12
6.5
2688 x 1242
64GB
256GB
512GB
A11
5.8
2436 x 1125
64GB
256GB
A11
4.7
1334 x 750
64GB
256GB
A11
5.5
1920 x 1080
64GB
256GB
A10
4.7
1334 x 750
32GB
128GB
256GB
A10
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
128GB
256GB
A9
4
1136 x 640
32GB
128GB
A9
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
128GB
A9
4.7
1334 x 750
32GB
128GB
A8
4.7
1334 x 750
16GB
32GB
64GB
128GB

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