What a difference a day makes! On Wednesday, developers grappled with a potentially major setback for iOS 8 widgets, while Microsoft launched its own multi-platform Health initiative. But the biggest Thursday news comes courtesy of Bloomberg, as none other than Apple CEO Tim Cook penned a candid essay on equality. Read on to find out all of the details in our Morning Report!
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.
Apple hasn’t even announced its long-rumored iWatch wearable device, but at least one other company is gearing up to fight that proposed branding. Swiss watch manufacturer Swatch confirmed over the weekend that it is working to protect its iSwatch line in case Apple decides to enter the market. According to Bloomberg, Swatch has started alerting authorities in countries where it holds the iSwatch trademark to remind them of its ownership.
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.
Seems like WWDC 2013 put the kibosh on crazy Apple smart watch rumors for a little while, but Sony is ready to stir that pot back to boiling with the introduction of its own Android-friendly wristwatch.