News tagged ‘Apple Watch’
As you know, the Apple Watch goes on sale in the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, China and Japan on April 24th. With time, the guys from Cupertino will undoubtedly launch their long-awaited smartwatch in a number of other countries. What’s interesting is that because of a 1985 patent, Apple may face some problems with the sales of the Apple Watch in Switzerland.
At the “Spring Forward” media event back in March, the guys from Cupertino announced that the AppleCare+ program will be available for Apple Watch customers. However, they somehow failed to mention the prices for this extended support service.
As you probably know, the pre-orders for the long-awaited Apple Watch will start on April 10th. This means the customers from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Hong Kong, China and Japan will get an opportunity to choose the model they want and purchase it within just several days. Apple has also revealed the exact time of the start of pre-sales. In the USA and Canada, the pre-orders will kick off at 12:01 AM Pacific Time on Friday, April 10. In the U.K they will go live at 8:01 a.m., in Australia - at 5:01 p.m., in Germany and France - at 9:01 a.m. and in Hong Kong, China and Japan - at 3:01 p.m.
According to the latest rumors shared by people familiar with the matter, the guys from Cupertino may add Force Touch only to their 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus. The same sources claim that TPK, a firm, which produces 90% of Force Touch sensors for the Apple Watch, will later this year report record-breaking profits because of the orders for suchlike sensors for the next-generation iPhones. What is interesting about these sensors is that they are nearly three times more expensive than those for the wearable device.
According to the latest report shared by a well-known and usually reliable Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Apple may sell as many as 1 million Apple Watch units in the launch weekend with more than 300.000 units sold in the first 24 hours. Of course, this does not necessarily mean that all of the units purchased over the first days will be immediately shipped to the customers. You see, Apple may see serious constraints at launch due to the strong demand and relatively poor inventory of the wearable device.
Several days after the release of the first-third party Apple Watch apps on the App Store, the guys from Cupertino have announced that they are ready to accept all the other WatchKit-based application for approval. Apart from that, Apple has updated its WatchKit website with the information on how to make the development of the apps easier and how to optimize them for the App Store. Apple has also provided its developers with the guidelines on creating the best possible icon or description for a particular app.
The sales of the long-awaited Apple Watch will start on April 24th. Ahead of this date, more and more rumors appear on the Internet, which deal with this smartwatch, its features, prices and the buying process itself.
It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s take a look at them right now.
About two weeks ago, first rumors about Apple’s plans to open several separate Apple Watch stores in Europe and Asia appeared on the Internet. Earlier this week, the guys from Cupertino officially confirmed these sketchy rumors by updating their official website with the addresses of three brand new stores located in the U.K, France and Japan. All of these small shops will be located in large department stores and will sell Apple’s smartwatches only.
According to the latest rumors shared by reliable insiders, the in-store Apple Watch inventory in the USA will be heavily constrained at launch. This means many smartwatch models will not be available for purchase in April. That is why I believe that pre-ordering the long-anticipated wearable device is the best possible option for all those who plan to purchase it in the near future. Well, at least in the United States.
Apple has just begun releasing selected third-party Apple Watch apps on the App Store. These apps include Twitter, Evernote, Things, Target, Dark Sky, The Wall Street Journal and many other applications from non-Apple developers. While the wearable device is expected to hit the store shelves only on April 24th, customers will get an exclusive opportunity to take a look at the smartwatch and try it on at the local Apple Stores starting from April 10th. They will also get a chance to pre-order the tiny gadget. However, to decide whether they actually need the Apple Watch, people should be able to look at different apps created for it.
Several new rumors, which deal with the next-generation iPhone models have recently appeared on the Internet. According to these rumors, there will be iPhone models with different screen sizes. Apart from the existing 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch form factors, Apple may also add a 4-inch version to the lineup. The official release of the handsets is scheduled for the second half of this year, sources claim.
Following the release of the fourth beta of iOS 8.3 to developers and public testers, the guys from Cupertino stopped signing iOS 8.1.3. I must admit, this is a piece of bad news for all those people who use jailbroken iPhones and iPads as it is now impossible to downgrade to this version of Apple’s mobile operating system after unsuccessful jailbreak. The risk of turning your fully functional device into a brick has once again risen.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was earlier this month interviewed by an Australia’s Financial Review magazine. He answered several question about the long-anticipated Apple Watch, which is expected to be released in April as well as about Apple’s plans to create its own electric self-driving car.
Apple engineers have recently taught Siri how to respond to questions related to the Apple Watch and its release. As usual, they have decided not just to inform the users that the smartwatch will become available on April, 24. No. They’ve added some jokes in order to make Siri closer to actual human being. Below you may take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about the Apple Watch and most popular Siri’s answers. All these things have been discovered by the French reporters from iGen.fr.