Items tagged with Apple Watch

Market research firm IDC put a damper on the smartwatch category noting that basic wearables such as fitness bands are taking over as the wrist accessory of choice among consumers. It also predicted that Apple's success in the smartwatch sector going forward "will likely be muted" as it comes off a down quarter with... Read more...
First there was “Thanks, Obama!” Perhaps we should move on to “Thanks, Russia!”, because the country is getting blamed for the lion’s share of the recent major hacks against government entities. In fact, just this past week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence... Read more...
The verdict is still out on whether or not the population at large will embrace smartwatches when they can whip out their smartphones to check the time instead, though one thing that's been propping up sales in the wearables category is the recent hyper focus on health on fitness. It's an angle Apple's been leveraging... Read more...
Earlier today, we saw iFixit dismantle Apple’s new dual-camera and headphone jack-less iPhone 7 Plus. Not to be left out, iFixit also brought out its non-destructive tools to pry into the new 38mm Apple Watch Series 2. The first thing noticed was that Apple has slathered on an extra dose of strong adhesives to seal... Read more...
The first new hardware product that Apple announced today is the second generation Apple Watch, which it calls Apple Watch Series 2. Externally, the Apple Watch Series 2 looks very similar to its predecessor, but it has a lot more going on underneath. First of all, the Apple Watch Series 2 is powered by a brand new... Read more...
If you’ve been itchin’ for an upgrade to the Apple Watch that would allow you to make calls from your wrist without a wireless tether to your phone (something that Android Wear- and Tizen-based smartwatches are capable of); you’re gonna have to keep on waiting. According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple won’t be... Read more...
The next version of the Apple Watch isn't likely to look much different than Apple's first generation wrist wearable device, though it will boast some fancy (and requested) new features, the biggest of which is GPS tracking, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in a research note to investors over the... Read more...
Well this is a little awkward. Apparently Samsung invented the Apple Watch design, or so it would seem based on the South Korean electronic maker's recent patent filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent is for a wearable device and included in the filing are several sketches that... Read more...
Preliminary number crunching from International Data Corporation (IDC) reveals that smartwatch shipments are down for the first time since the wearable became a thing, declining a hefty 32 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2016. That puts overall smartphone shipments at just 3.5 million units for the... Read more...
Apple has been served by the OS X name for the past 15 years, but the company is looking to change things up with a rebranding. Its desktop/notebook-centric operating system is now being called macOS, and given that Apple has recently been naming its desktop OSes after places in California, it’s called macOS... Read more...
Apple exploded onto the smartwatch market with its Apple Watch, but one of the biggest knocks against platform were the slow apps that had to stream via Bluetooth from your iPhone. Apple helped somewhat alleviate this problem with native apps with watchOS 2, but many apps were still incredibly slow to open. Apple... Read more...
Are you nostalgic for the days of POGs, Beanie Babies, and Surge? Are you the type of person who constantly pounds out in all caps, “ONLY 90S KIDS WILL REMEMBER THIS”? Then Windows 95 must be the smartwatch operating system for you. It lives! (Credit: Nick Lee) Developer Nick Lee managed to get Windows 95 working... Read more...
If you thought that first generation Apple Watch was a little too limiting for your tastes and too dependent on its Bluetooth tether with an iPhone, some changes are in store for the next generation model according to a new report. The biggest update will come in the form of a modem, which will allow the next... Read more...
If you’re an Apple Watch user, chances are that you’ve spent a frustrating amount of time staring at your smartwatch’s display screen, waiting for it to accomplish a task. Be it pulling up a map or something as simple as retrieving weather information, using your Apple Watch for anything actually useful (other than... Read more...
Not even Apple can keep a secret in the Internet era. Ahead of today's scheduled media event, there were rumors and speculation that Apple would introduce smaller size iPhone and iPad Pro devices, and sure enough, those were the highlights of what Apple announced today. Specifically, Apple added a 4-inch iPhone SE and... Read more...
Apple has finally confirmed what we’ve known for the past two weeks thanks to well-informed leaks. It will hold a keynote event at its Cupertino headquarters on March 21st to announce a handful of new products. As is usually the case with its press invites, Apple simply says “Let us loop you in,” leaving us to guess... Read more...
Smartwatches in general have been met with much skepticism ever since they started crossing most peoples’ radars in 2014. The biggest criticism leveled against smartwatches is that they duplicate much of the functionality found on smartphones (which themselves are already quite convenient), in turn making them $250+... Read more...
When we hear rumors about upcoming Apple products, we usually take them with a grain of salt. But when Mark Gurman is behind those rumors, we definitely are notice, as he has a track record of being more right than wrong in recent years when it comes to Apple announcements. Such is the case with today’s revelation... Read more...
Apple released its much-hyped Apple Watch in April to much fanfare. At the time, Apple didn’t include a charging dock in the box for the wearable and simply provided a MagSafe charging adapter. With no option from Apple available, third-party manufacturers quickly filled the void with their own contraptions. After... Read more...
It's mid-November and you know what that means, right? Yes, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, giving us an excuse to cheat on our diets and stuff our face full of fowl treats. And of course it also means that Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, is fast approaching. To help you prepare for the... Read more...
At this point in time, it's difficult to predict whether the future of the Apple Watch, or any other smartwatch for that matter, is going to be bright. What we do know, though, is that sales of the Apple Watch have been quite good so far in the grand scheme of things, already competing with the top dogs, such as... Read more...
After first announcing the operating system in June, Apple is now ready to make iOS 9 available to the masses. Apple switched things up a bit leading up to the official release of iOS 9, allowing the public widespread access to the beta operating system which allowed customers to be on the bleeding edge of Apple’s... Read more...
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