Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference is taking place this week. The company yesterday unveiled watchOS 3.0 along with a rebranded macOS and other software during the keynote. As expected, there was precious little in terms of hardware announcements. The hit-and-miss Digitimes now reports that a second-generation Apple Watch could launch sometime this fall, likely alongside the upcoming iPhone 7. According to its sources […]
WWDC 2016: Apple unveils watchOS 3
As had been widely expected, Apple today unveiled watchOS 3 during the keynote for its latest Worldwide Developer’s Conference. The latest version of Apple’s wearables operating system promises “significantly improved performance” with apps that launch instantly, improved navigation and new fitness and health capabilities. “Apple Watch is the ultimate companion for a healthy life and with watchOS 3, there’s now even more to […]
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. […]
Fitbit continues to dominate wearables market in Q1 2016
Fitbit kicked off 2016 much as it finished 2015: At the top of the wearables market. It remained the top manufacturer in the wearables market in Q1 2016 as overall shipment volumes reached 19.7 million units, a 67.2% jumped from the 11.8 million units shipped in same quarter a year ago. While volumes grew as expected, the top five manufacturers list […]
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 […]
Fitbit continues to dominate U.S. wearables market in Q1 2016
The Apple Watch may often get the spotlight when it comes to wearables but Fitbit continues to dominate the nascent market when it comes to what device makes it onto the wrist of U.S. consumers. A new study has found that 12.2% of U.S. consumers owned a fitness band or smartwatch by the end of first quarter of 2016. A whopping 61.7% […]
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 […]
Apple Watch 2 to come with built-in cellular connectivity?
The Apple Watch is now a year old and Apple has yet to reveal exactly how many it has sold. In an article published a week ago, The Wall Street Journal pegs sales at 12 million in that first year alone. At an estimated average price of US$500, that would have been worth about US$6 billion in revenues to the […]