As noted by several sources, Apple’s long-anticipated iWatch will be a peripheral device. What that means is that it will probably require iPhone connection in order to be fully functional. MobiHealthNews reporters claim that the wearable gadget “will not be a smartphone on your wrist”. Kind of depressing statement, don’t you think so?
A new reference to the next-gen Apple TV has been recently found in iOS 7. According to the latest report by iClarified, the new version of the gadget will boast of new hardware and software. This will allow to add several features to the Apple’s set-top box, such as AirPort Express compatibility, extended gaming capabilities etc.
According to Bloomberg, Apple is locating its new new sapphire manufacturing plant in Mesa, Arizona. The factory will produce sapphire for display covers of the next-generation iPhone. It will start operating next month.
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The currently most popular App Store game Flappy Bird was removed by its developer Dong Nguyen. The latter informed the users about his decision 22 hours before he removed the app.
No information concerning the reasons, but that "It is not anything related to legal issues. I [Dong Nguen] just cannot keep it anymore."
The users are expecting the top-charter game to be returned to App Store, while you can still enjoy other Nguyen games, 'Super Ball Juggling' and 'Shuriken Block'.
The company from Cupertino has added a new channel to its Apple TV set-top box to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ American debut. Good news for all the fans, don’t you think so?
Another iPhone 6 concept appeared on the Internet. On the video below, you can take a look at what seems to be incredibly similar to the next-generation Apple’s smartphone.
A new concept of iWatch was presented by Mark Bell of Belm Designs for a contest featuring future products from some of today’s tech-giants.
We toyed with different shapes and even based a few on current offerings on the market today. We found that when it comes to a watch or in this case a “Smart Watch”, a traditional circular shape was most favorable. Most people are quite comfortable with the shape and it still exudes class and style.
Apple will use iOS 8 for iWatch and implement some sensors to monitor fitness and health signs for 'Healthbook' app. An expert on sleep research and a 'User Studies Exercise Physiologist' have been hired to work on the project.
According to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, Apple may gain $17.5 billion from iWatch sales over the first year.
You can enjoy the concept below.
The week has nearly come to an end, so looks like I have to tell you about top stories of the past seven days. This time they deal mostly with Apple’s new gadgets and firmware.
A new bug has been recently discovered that allows to disable Find My iPhone feature on devices running iOS 7.0.4 without typing in a password. What that means is that if someone steals your iPhone, you won’t be able to find it. A thief can deactivate the tracking feature within two or three minutes. Take a look at the video below.
The company from Cupertino will release the final version of its iOS 7.1 to the public no sooner than in March. Apart from the new mobile operating system, Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation Apple TV.
According to WSJ, Apple has repurchased $14 billion of its own shares after the Q-earnings report was published on January 28th.
Mr. Cook said Apple was "surprised" by the 8% decline in its shares on Jan. 28, the day after it reported quarterly results, and wanted to be "aggressive" and "opportunistic." With the latest purchases, Mr. Cook said Apple had bought back more than $40 billion of its shares over the past 12 months, which Mr. Cook said was a record for any company over a similar span.
A concept presented by Ciccarese Design compares the 4-inch iPhone 5s and the rumored 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6.
If the rumors about a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 right, we should wonder what their screen resolution will be. KDB Daewoo Securities believes it will be of 1920x1080 and 2272x1280. Display Search, on the other hand, predicts the screen resolutions of 1600x900 and 1920x1080.
You can enjoy the concept comparison below.
The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Thursday asked Apple, Google, Samsung, AT&T and Sprint to collaborate and come up with a technical solution to the problem of distracted driving.
According to the recent rumors, Apple’s supplier GT Advanced has ordered equipment and materials required for production of 100-200 million 5-inch sapphire displays for the would-be iPhone 6.