We've long heard that we'll probably see the iWatch go live sometime "this fall," but the latest reports seem to indicate that Apple will be cutting it close. Past reports said that the device would start mass production in July (so much for that) or September, but now respected analyst Ming Chi Kuo of KGI Securities believes Apple won't boost production until sometime in November. That means it's possible that we won't see it until December or even 2015.
Apple's stuffing a lot of improved features into iOS 7.1, just as it's filling its roster at SXSW (South By Southwest) with memorable acts. It turns out that the two may have more in common than it initially seems. Based on info from a "little birdie," John Gruber of Daring Fireball stated that Apple's dedicated app for steaming performances from SXSW's iTunes Festival will need iOS 7.1. The upshot? Considering that SXSW starts on March 11, that means we could see iOS 7.1 in the next couple of days.
As you've probably guessed from the flood of rumors over the last few weeks, this is the iPhone's hour. But if you're more interested in the upcoming launch of Apple's new iteration of OS X, Mavericks, it looks as though you won't have to wait that much longer. According to a report from 9to5 Mac, Apple currently plans to unleash the new OS sometime in October.
If you enjoyed the popular turn-based strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown as much as we did, developer Firaxis has a surprise in store for you. Based on a press release issued yesterday, Mac players will be able to jump into the upcoming "Enemy Within" expansion on the same day as their PC counterparts. Even better, we do't even have to wait that long as the release date is set a mere two months from now on November 12.
If the Taiwanese publication Want Daily is to be believed (as reported by MacRumors via others), we'll get to see the new MacBook Pro with Intel's latest Haswell processor as early as September. The report allegedly drew its information from sources along the Taiwanese supply chain, and while the report itself apparently isn't available online, Japanese site EMSOne was able to determine from the report that the devices would likely appear next month.
If you were worried that all this business with low-cost iPhones and questionable "champagne"-colored black plates had disrupted Apple's schedule, then the Wall Street Journal has some good news for you. According to the WSJ's sources, we'll see both a "low-end" and a "high-end" variant during the expected press event on September 10.
In Hollywood, the month of August is typically reserved as a dumping ground for movies that probably never had a chance in the first place -- which seems to be the case with Ashton Kutcher's star turn as Steve Jobs.
It's probably a safe bet at this point to say that the next iPhone (which probably won't be called iPhone 5) is going to look a lot like the leaked renders and parts we've seen in recent weeks. Still don't believe? How about these shots of a fully-assembled "new iPhone"?
There’s no denying that Apple makes a fascinating subject for authors, and it seems more books are being published attempting to demystify the company’s secrets and methods than ever before. Author Ken Segall has just debuted another one entitled Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success.
Apple’s senior vice president of iOS software Scott Forstall followed up this morning’s iOS market figures and announcement of a new Cards app by revealing that iOS 5 will be released to the world in just over a week -- Wednesday, October 12.