Apple Watch

New Apple Watch apps required to run natively starting June 1st

Apple WatchOS 2.0

Apple yesterday informed developers that new Apple Watch apps will need to be built using the watchOS 2 SDK or later. Starting on June 1st, only apps meeting this requirement will be accepted on the App Store. The terse note to developers reads: Starting June 1, 2016, all new watchOS apps submitted to theApp Store must be native apps built with […]

Fluent: 53% believe that Apple Watch is not a successful product

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch, much like other wearables, continues to divide consumers. A recent survey by Fluent found that less than half of the 2,578 American adults polled agreed that “the Apple Watch is a successful product.” But when the advertising technology company narrowed its focus down to regular Apple product users, that number jumped to 62%. It jumped even higher to 77% when the question was […]

KGI Securities: No major design changes for Apple Watch until 2017

Apple Watch

Following Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White’s prediction that Apple would unveil a thinner Apple Watch as early as WWDC 2016, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has weighed in with his own predictions. In his latest note, Kuo predicts that physical changes will be slight with the focus instead being on upgraded internal components. Kuo’s prediction of “spec improvements with limited changes to form factor design” suggests […]

Standalone Apple Watch Hermès bands to go on sale April 19th

Double Tour Hermès band for Apple Watch

Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Hermès in September 2015. It paired the stainless steel case Apple Watch with one of three Hermès leather band designs. Until today, you could only buy the band and watch as a set and you had limited colour choices. Starting April 19th, Apple will offer the Apple Watch Hermès bands in a range of new colours. Better yet, it […]

New Apple patents hint at modular smart bands for Apple Watch

Apple Watch smart band patent

A trio of new patents filed by Apple suggest that it could turn to accessories to offer new features and capabilities to the Apple Watch. The patents suggest that the smartwatch’s capabilities would be complemented by interchangeable smart straps or even user-customizeable modular smart bands assembled from individual links. This modular hardware ecosystem would allow Apple to offer a range of functions without having to […]

Next Apple event now tipped for week of March 21st

Apple Store - Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

The next Apple event may take place slightly later than initially expected. Rumours in early February suggested that the company was looking to schedule its next press event for the week of March 14th with Tuesday, March 15th as the likely date. A report by Re/code‘ Kara Swisher now indicates that Apple will hold the event the week of March 21st, a week later […]

Next Apple event set for March 15th

Apple Store - Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

A date for the next Apple event is quickly becoming clearer. After reports that Apple was looking at the week of March 14th, 9to5Mac now reports that is now aiming at holding it on Tuesday, March 15th. As for what Apple is planning to unveil, it looks like nothing has really changed from what previous rumours suggested. Apple is set to […]