As widely expected, Apple unveiled some new wearables alongside the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones. The Apple Watch Series 2 retains the overall design of the original model while adding a number of new features including GPS and a new water-resistant shell. Apple has also updated key components, giving the Series 2 a brighter display and a new dual-core […]
Apple Watch 2 and second model to launch before end of year?
Rumours have for months now suggested that Apple will unveil a new Apple Watch sometime this year. While early ones hinted at a major redesign, more recent ones have instead predicted a nearly identical device with upgraded hardware and minor cosmetic changes. In his latest research note, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that things could get a little more interesting with not one but two […]
Apple to offer limited edition Olympic straps for Apple Watch
The Summer Olympic Games kick off on August 5th in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. There are already a number of ways to show your support for the country of your choice. Apple this week unveiled one more way to do so, limited edition Apple Watch woven-nylon straps sporting the flag colours of 14 participating countries. The countries that will have their own Apple […]
Apple offers employees rainbow Apple Watch strap for Pride weekend
Pride celebrations took place this past Sunday in a number of U.S. cities. As in past years, a number of Apple employees, including CEO Tim Cook, took part in the San Francisco Pride parade. According to Reddit user Sakusuhon, those who had registered ahead of the event received rainbow-patterned straps for their Apple Watches. The limited-edition straps were given out as “a symbol of our commitment to […]
2017 Apple Watch to use microLED display?
Recent rumours suggest that the next Apple Watch will only feature upgraded hardware and some minor cosmetic changes. More significant changes are in the cards for the 2017 Apple Watch model. A new report by Digitimes now suggests that one of those changes could be that the watch’s OLED display will make way for one using microLED (or mLED) technology. […]
Coach Apple Watch straps appear briefly on retailer’s website ahead of announcement
Rumours that Coach was getting ready to launch a line of Apple Watch straps were effectively confirmed over the past few days. We learned back in April that the U.S. fashion house best known for its leather bags and purses was readying up to nine different bands in different colours and decorations like custom stitching patterns and charms like flowers and stars. […]
Apple to partner with Coach on new line of Coach Apple Watch straps?
Apple took the Apple Watch further into the luxury market last year with a partnership with famed fashion house Hermès. The two companies unveiled the Apple Watch Hermès and a line of straps more recently. It now appears that Apple could soon unveil a second such partnership. According to fashion blog Haute Écriture, Coach, a U.S. Manhattan company best known for its […]
Business Insider: Apple Watch to account for 40% of luxury watch market by 2020
While the Apple Watch may have lost market share to other smartwatches in Q1 2016, its future prospects remain strong if one marketing firm is to be believed. A new study by Business Insider predicts that the Apple Watch will account for 40% of the luxury watch market (defined as watches that sell for US$350 or more) by 2020. The report […]