Apple’s iWatch might be the worst-kept secret in tech history. There haven’t been information leaks so much as geysers, and thanks to countless comments from “those in the know,” we’ve put together a pretty solid picture of what we think the final product will be. Of course, we won’t have all the details until Tim Cook flashes the first iWatch on stage at some point, but for now we can sort through the rumors to separate the probable from the preposterous.
Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines innovation as the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices or methods. But when we're talking about technology, that definition doesn't quite tell the whole story. It's not just the unveiling of some new or better design--it's making as big a splash as possible before anyone else can even get in the pool.
It was once a relatively slow process. Every few years an exciting new product would come along that indelibly altered the landscape: color televisions, VCRs, Walkmen, iPods. It was given room to grow and evolve until something inevitably better was born out of its influence.
Unlike some people, Apple's apparently trying to make sure its long-rumored smartwatch is as ready as possible before it unleashes it upon the public. Thanks to Chinese site C Technology (via MacRumors), we now have another rough release date for the so-called iWatch, and it's expected to drop sometimes in October of next year. But that could all just be hot air; after all, just last month Digitimes said we'd see the device sometime in Q2 of next year.
Just how well is Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch doing? (Remember, the one it allegedly rushed out the gate so the Korean tech giant could beat Apple to the punch?) Apparently, not so well. A new report from BusinessKorea (via AppleInsider) notes that the wearable tech has only been purchased 50,000 times since its debut last September. As of today, even with a strong advertising campaign from Samsung, only around 800 or 900 units are being sold per day.
Tuesday night saw the first giant wave of iPad Air reviews roll out, and not surprisingly, word on the street is that Apple's latest tablet is a winner. The slate was universally praised for being lighter and trimmer than the last two generations, and even with the lack of truly new features, most reviewers recommend it as a worthy buy. So who's planning to buy one come this Friday...?