Despite glossing over this information at the Apple Watch launch event, Apple has now confirmed the internal storage for the Watch and its ability to store and play music without the need for your iPhone.

The Apple Watch reveal on Monday gave us a lot more information on Apple's next big product (and news on CarPlay and Apple TV), but there were a few details omitted.

Internal storage was one such omission but this has now since been confirmed: 8GB of internal storage, but crucially only 2GB available for music. 

This does however mean that unlike many of the Apple Watch features, music playback will be able to function without an iPhone. 

With Bluetooth on board, this allows you to use an Apple Watch as a wrist-based iPod streaming straight to a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones.

So you won't have to take your iPhone with you when you go for a run or to the gym. With fitness-tracking billed as one of the Apple Watch's best features, this seems a handy function.

More after the break

9to5mac reports the confirmation of the 8GB of internal storage, which will be the same on every Apple Watch model, whether your spend $350 or $10,000.

Crucially, only 2GB of that will be available for storing music, which is equal to around 200 songs, depending on quality. Only 75MB will be available for pictures.

Naturally, if you do have your iPhone paired, you'll be able to stream any music on your iPhone. But, where streaming isn't possible or if you don't want to carry your iPhone, you will have that 2GB of storage.

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Comments

lovlid's picture

Wow. An expensive 2GB ipod

Wow. An expensive 2GB ipod nano. Or, a cheap 8GB ipod nano 6g, that you could already buy a watchstrap for.

What to do.

landzw's picture

Apple have not always but

Apple have not always but most of the time made success out of a product when others have failed to ignite peoples passion for a product, but i just cannot get my head round the pricing and battery lifespan for people who are going to want to use a product like this. 

For the first time i cannot see this being a success.