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.
It seems that the Apple Watch was designed to do pretty much anything anyone at Apple could think of. To help you keep track of it all — and to point you toward the more important features — we’ve put together this comprehensive quick-look guide.
So, what about the Apple's Watch's battery life? That was one of the big controversies about the device leading up to its announcement, and if the rumors are to be believed, one of the chief reasons why Apple was reluctant to announce it. And now that the world officially knows about the device, it's still one of its chief concerns. According to a new report, however, Apple may be able to fix it (a bit) in time for the release next year.
Kevin Lynch, formerly of Adobe, took the stage to give us a live demo of the Apple Watch., confirming that you do, in fact, need an iPhone to use an Apple Watch. Lynch outlined many of the Apple Watch's features, including the ability to change watchfaces, its Siri integration, the ability to "draw" messages to friends, and more. Even better, Cook stated that the iWatch could be used not only with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but also with the older iPhone 5s, 5c, and 5 models.
Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and ApplePay could certainly be enough to call it a day, but instead he took the stage for "the next chapter of Apple's story" to introduce the long-awaited... Apple Watch?
By next week, the hottest stories will all be features unveiled in the newest release of iOS 8 and of course, the iPhone 6. And maybe, just maybe, we'll also be talking about the iWatch. It's only a matter of time, so while you wait, lets see what else has been going on.
We still don't have much of an idea as to what the "iWatch" actually looks like (and in this day in age, such secrecy is welcome), but the New York Times today added a bit of information on the design we'll likely see on September 9. Most of report echoes old rumors, but the report is noteworthy for claiming that the device will have as flexible sapphire display.