So what does Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, think of the "wearables" category of technology, which the so-called "iWatch" will join when it's presumably announced on September 9? "I feel that wearables are a hard sell," he says. "Woz" explained his beliefs further in a recent interview shortly after word leaked that we would probably be seeing the long-awaited smartwatch next month after all.
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.
Have no interest in an iOS-compatible smartwatch? What would you say to an iOS-compatible smart shirt? In what appears to be a first for the fashion industry, luxury designer Ralph Lauren is hoping you'll say "yes." This week at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the brand is outfitting ball boys and one top tennis player in shirts that relay performance information to iOS devices.
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.
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.
Looks like the "iWatch" is going to be a real thing after all. After more than a year of speculation and occasionally outlandish rumors, Apple is apparently going to start production on the fabled device next month, reports Reuters. Allegedly, we'll actually see it in October. Based on the additional information in the report, the device will look only slightly like some of the more popular works of concept art we've seen.
In one of the surest signs that the so-called "iWatch" is on its way and not just a rumor, Apple recently attempted to extend its corporate trademark to provide coverage for "Class 14" objects, which include jewelry, clocks, and, yes, watches.
If the latest rumors from China are correct, we may be getting the iWatch on our wrists a lot more quickly than anticipated. As reported by the Economic Daily News, Apple's long-rumored piece of wearable tech will be built by Quanta Computer of Taiwan, who'll be manufacturing 65 million units at first. And we could see it as early as August.
A big week for stories about Apple competitors. There's a real rogues' gallery of names here from Google to Samsung from Microsoft to Amazon. And if you're a fan of the actor Christian Bale, then you're in for a treat. Meanwhile, it's not too early to start thinking about your summer vacation. All that and more beneath the fold.
Several months after Samsung's bungled entry into the world of smartwatches (and possibly months ahead of the appearance of Apple's so-called "iWatch), Google has announced its "Android Wear" system. Android Wear is designed to bring Google's mobile operating system to smart watches designed by other manufacturers, much in the way Android is designed for other manufacturers' smartphones.