One of the interesting features on the Apple Watch is how it utilizes Apple Pay to make payments simpler. But what if your Watch is stolen? What s stopping the thieves from using the wearable to clear your bank account? Turns out, Apple has a clever trick up its sleeves to prevent this from happening. Also Read - Beware! This new iOS bug breaks WiFi on iPhones: Here's a quick fix for itAlso Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
In a chat with CNET, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue reveals some of the security features of the Watch. Using the sensors located at the back of the wearable, the Watch knows when you are wearing it, and when you ve taken it off. Also Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new deal
The first time you wear the Watch, and pair it with an iPhone, you will need to either enter a passcode on the Watch, or touch the TouchID sensor on your iPhone to unlock it. From that moment on, the Watch will stay unlocked till the moment it is on your wrist. The moment you take it off though, the Watch automatically locks itself.
“Your watch has to be unlocked, and your phone can unlock your watch, Cue told the publication. If I took my watch off and gave it to you, it would know and no longer work.”
The Watch will only unlock itself when you strap it to your wrist and enter the passcode or unlock it by touching the fingerprint sensor on your iPhone. This is a simple, yet clever trick to keep your Watch from being misused by someone with ulterior motives.
At its Spring Forward event last week, Apple launched the Watch in as many as 34 variants. The wearable goes on sale in select markets from next month onwards with a price tag starting at $349 and going well above $10,000. As for India, reports claim that it will arrive sometime around June, with a base price above Rs 30,000.