Items tagged with Apple Watch

Apple announced the AirPower wireless charting mat in 2017 when it introduced the iPhone X. At the time, the company touted its ability to simultaneously charge an iPhone, the Apple Watch and AirPods. While compatible with the Qi wireless standard, it also had some of Apple’s own proprietary secret sauce added to optimize performance with its products. However, as we strolled further into 2018, there was still no official word from Apple on AirPower or when it would be released. During its iPhone/Apple Watch event held last week at the Spaceship campus, Apple made nary... Read more...
The wearables markets is heating up, and both Samsung and Apple have just fired off a fresh salvo to satiate the buying public. Samsung announced its Galaxy Watch at its Unpacked event alongside the Galaxy Note 9 in early August, and it's a fantastic piece of hardware (read the HotHardware review here). Likewise, the Apple Watch Series 4 was announced earlier this week and went up for pre-order Friday morning. Which smartwatch is best for you will likely depend on your operating system of choice: iOS or Android. But while the Apple Watch will only work with iPhones,... Read more...
Apple has announced the Apple Watch Series 4, and the company says that "everything about it has been redesigned and reengineered". The displays on both the 40mm and 44mm Apple Watches are over 30 percent larger than the previous generation. The larger displays mean that there're more room to present information including more customizable complications (up to 8).  The digital crown now features haptic feedback, while the speaker is now 50 percent louder (which is great for Siri feedback). The microphone has been moved to the opposite side of the device to keep it away from the speaker (to... Read more...
Apple is a creature of habit, and those old habits have pretty much spoiled the launch of the upcoming next-generation iPhone and Apple Watch. Thanks to some rather amateurish mistakes on Apple’s part, product names, specifications, and colors for the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr and Apple Watch Series 4 were pulled from a product sitemap XML file. Starting off with the next-generation iPhones, we now know that the 6.1-inch LCD model is called the iPhone Xr. The aluminum-bodied iPhone Xr shares the same design aesthetic as last year’s iPhone X and will in effect replace... Read more...
Tomorrow will mark Apple's biggest launch of the year; the time when it will announce new iPhones alongside a fourth-generation Apple Watch and new iPad Pros (and perhaps a few extras). There's an added bonus with this year's event though; Apple will stream it for the first time via Twitter. Apple has traditionally limited viewing to iOS and macOS devices running Safari, but eventually opened it up to desktop PC users running Windows 10 with Microsoft Edge. More recently, Apple extended live-streaming to those using Chrome and Firefox at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).... Read more...
Many people dismissed the Apple Watch as an expensive bauble when it was first announced nearly four years ago, but through three generations, Apple has begun carving out a larger piece of the wearables market. According to IDC, the overall global wearables market expanded 5.5 percent during Q2 2018 to 27.9 million units. More importantly for the companies pushing wearables, higher prices meant that the average selling price (ASP) of the category increased by 8.3 percent year-over-year.  Apple experienced over 38 percent year-over-year growth to take 17 percent of the wearables market. Interestingly,... Read more...
Apple is always worried about its suppliers leaking images and parts for its upcoming products, but in recent years, many of the most critical leaks have come from within. We saw this last year when nearly every detail/feature concerning the 2017 iPhone X were spoiled by a HomePod firmware leak. This time around, we're getting our first look at the premium OLED-equipped iPhones that will launch this year. 9to5Mac says that these images/renders are not mockups, and are straight from Apple. And according to the publication, both models will be called the iPhone XS. It appears that... Read more...
The Apple Watch was first introduced in April 2015 and has gone through a number of revisions since that time. The must current model is the Series 3, which introduced optional LTE cellular connectivity so that you can make phone calls directly from the watch without a requisite iPhone. But what about the next generation model, which will likely be called the Series 4? A new report suggests that the next Apple Watch will forgo physical buttons in favor or solid-state buttons that don’t actually move. For those familiar with Apple’s hardware, this means that the buttons would... Read more...
Apple is no stranger to class action lawsuits and has fought many of them over the years. The most recent had to do with the butterfly keyboard on MacBook Pro computers. Apple is now facing another class action suit and this time the suit is over the Apple Watch. The class action lawsuit claims that all Apple Watches from the original Series 0 through the current Series 3 share the same defect that affects the screen. The main claim in the suit is that there is a defect that results in the screens cracking, shattering, or detaching from the body of the watch. The screen issues seen are allegedly... Read more...
For as long as the Apple Watch has existed, developers have been asking Apple to let them make their own custom watch faces, a feature that customers would likely enjoy as well. Now in the third generation of the Apple Watch, developers are still not unable to do so. That may change, however, in a future version of watchOS. The feature was potentially hinted in a breakdown of the beta code for watchOS 4.3.1. The code in question has to do with a component of the NanoTimeKit framework. This is the part that is responsible for watch faces. Contained within is a log message referencing currently unavailable... Read more...
Batteries are the bane of mobile device makers—companies have to ensure that battery life is sufficient, and just as importantly, are well constructed and won't die prematurely or, even worse, overheat and catch on fire and explode. Hey, it happens. As it goes, Apple is currently dealing with a battery life issue on some of its Apple Watch devices, and is offering free repairs to customers who are experiencing swollen batteries. The bulging battery issue is affecting some Apple Watch Series 2 devices. In some cases, a defective battery is preventing the Apple Watch from powering on, and in... Read more...
This week has been a big one for Apple, yesterday it launched the rumored budget iPad aimed specifically at schools with Apple Pencil support. While that event was underway, a new round of rumors started by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo focused on upcoming Apple Watch updates, which will land this fall. According to the analyst, the new watch will sport a 15% larger screen. That doesn't necessarily mean that the updated watches will be larger than the 38mm or 42mm size they have always been. It could be that the new screens will simply be pushed more to the edges of the watch as Apple has... Read more...
Sometimes even the best laid plans can go awry. Apple is learning this after rolling out an Emergency SOS feature to Apple Watch and iPhone device owners through WatchOS 4 and iOS 11, respectively. While the feature is implemented with good intentions and could potentially even save a life, it is also resulting in emergency misdials, especially through Apple Watch devices. On the Apple Watch, holding down the crown button for a few seconds triggers the Emergency SOS feature, which then calls the police and alerts any emergency contacts have been configured. This is precisely what happened to Jason... Read more...
A new report is making the rounds that suggests Apple has accomplished a notable first and a break from its traditional method for obtaining displays. According to the report, Apple is developing its own device displays for the very first time, whereas in the past it sourced screens for its devices directly from makers like Samsung and LG. In this instance, Apple is said to be working on building MicroLED displays that will first turn up in the Apple Watch. Apple has, according to sources claiming knowledge of its plans, a small, secret manufacturing facility near its Cupertino headquarters. That... Read more...
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