If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the success of the iPhone, it’s that apps matter. The iPhone wouldn’t have been nearly as successful without the App Store, and we wouldn’t get quite as much done on our iPads without apps like Ulysses, Evernote, and Paper. And they will be just as important on the Apple Watch. We’re still almost a month away from being able to buy one, but already our favorite developers are planning great things for Apple’s smallest screen. Here are the ones we’re most excited to install.
After Kevin Lynch wrapped up his demo of the Apple Watch's capabilities, Tim Cook took the stage to announce that iOS 8.2 is available today. Not much was mentioned about the update, but Cook did note that it comes with an Apple Watch app that will let you see what's available for the upcoming device.
It's hard to deny that the biggest Apple news of early 2015 is the impending launch of the Apple Watch, and guess what? There's a new rumor out there that claims to have narrowed down the release window of the highly anticipated timepiece. But that's not all — surprising new details appear to have emerged on the alleged 12-inch MacBook Air, plus there's more news on who's playing who in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic.
Remember back in March, when Swiss watchmakers were said to be dismissive and unwilling to work with Apple on its rumored Apple Watch project? Some are apparently already regretting that attitude as we inch closer to the device's launch. Today LVMH watch head Jean-Claude Biver announced that he'd "changed his mind," reports Reuters, and he's partnering with unspecified tech companies as he attempts to make a smartwatch of the company's own.
Interest in the upcoming Apple Watch continues to build, according to research firm UBS, which recently gathered data from 4,000 people across four different countries regarding the device. Now, at last, they've delivered a figure regarding what we can expect from sales of the product: around 10 percent of consumers are "very likely" to buy a smartwatch within the next year.
It's been a while since we've heard anything solid about the Apple Watch, but now that the WatchKit SDK has made it to developers as of this morning, some new details are starting to emerge. Most notably, the new information includes the resolution, which has been absent from every bit of news we've heard about the device until now.
If you're looking to get into the mind of Apple design chief Jony Ive and his thoughts on the Apple Watch and Steve Jobs, you'd do well to go check out a profile of the tech celebrity by Robert Sullivan over at Vogue. The article contains many details about the day-to-day activities of Jony's home and work life, and details his rise to Apple from a humble design shop in London.
Sooo, anything special happen this week? Anything make the news? Oh yeah, I think there was a little something called Apple and they unveiled a new device or two. Soooo, what'd you think? We've got some recaps of what went down and what you need to know in case you missed it, so strap in to relive the moments of the week that was.
Apple stated at its Apple Watch reveal earlier this week that the device would start out at $349, but unsurprisingly, it's going to cost you a lot more than that if you want the high-end 18-karat gold "Edition" version. A Pittsburgh jeweler has produced an estimate on what you can expect to pay for the premium model, based on the watch's presumed size and weight.