Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Apple Watch compatibility announced, goes beyond iPhone 6

Apple has announced the full list of Apple Watch compatible devices ahead of the phone’s release date early next year.

Although the Apple Watch was announced alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, you’ll be able to use Apple’s new wearable with a wider range of devices.

Along with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, you’ll be able to use the Apple Watch with the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5.

Apple didn’t specify that the older iPhones would need to run iOS 8, but we’d hazard a guess that you’ll need to update to the latest OS prior to using the Watch.

The Apple Watch will be offered in three packages, the Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and the 18 carat gold Apple Watch Edition.

It will go on sale in early 2015 with a retail price starting at $349, which equates to around £220 in the UK. We’d suppose that this won’t be a direct conversion though, so you’re probably looking at a UK price of around £300.

Read more: iPhone 6 announced with 4.7-inch display

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.

Trusted Reviews Logo

Sign up to our newsletter

Get the best of Trusted Reviews delivered right to your inbox.

This is a test error message with some extra words