If you're sick of all the "iWatch" rumors that have clogged the Apple news pipeline for what seems like years now, take heart — it might all be over on September 9. According to some sources, at least, that's the day when Apple will at last officially announced its highly anticipated piece of wearable tech.
Rumors and predictions, rumors and predictions, that's most of what we got going on this week with the news to start off August. What will happen with your iPhone if you drop it? And what new ways will we find to use our iOS devices? Let's take a look inside and find out what's what.
Have your heart set on an iWatch later this year? Analysts have been keeping a close eye on Apple's supply chain lately, and it seems production issues may keep the wearable from shipping in significant numbers before the end of the year. Elsewhere on the web, you can now convert a MacBook Pro into a tablet, and a new desktop publishing application hits the Mac App Store in today's Morning Report.
As we get closer to the fall, the news is starting to move to details of the Yosemite OS and possible new features that might show up with the iPhone 6 in iOS. And there's also good news on the horizon for iPhone users who want to switch carriers. Meanwhile, is that a patent filing regarding the iWatch? Let's take a look inside, shall we?
If you've ever had any doubts that the so-called iWatch is going to be a success, consider the "evidence" amassed by perennial prankster Jimmy Kimmel last night. In the video below, Kimmel's team pesters passersby on Hollywood Boulevard and tells them to check out Apple's upcoming smartwatch, and for the most part, they all respond enthusiastically. The catch? It's just a $20 Casio watch with an Apple logo slapped on the back.
Today Apple secured a patent for a smartwatch from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (No. 8,787,006), providing some of the first direct evidence that the company is, in fact, working on a piece of wearable tech for the wrist. Here's the thing, though—the patent filing dates all the way back to 2011, meaning that whatever Apple announces in the coming months (if they do) might not look anything like what we see on the paper.
If you want to know more about the iPhone 6 and iWatch, you're in luck — it seems that a day can't go by without more rumors about Apple's upcoming hardware. But that's not all that's been happening this week — there's also been loads of other news, including a new look at Apple HQ, info on vastly improved battery life, and some great tips to deal with spam and Time Machine.
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.
Our knowledge of what the so-called "iWatch" actually looks like might be limited to fanciful concept art, but at least information is starting to trickle in regarding our options. The latest rumors come from the supply chains in China via the Economic Daily News (via G for Games), and they claim that the Cupertino company will release three models of the long-anticipated piece of wearable tech sometime this fall.