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.
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.
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.
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.