Apple may be launching its Watch wearable with an industry standard pulse-rate monitor, but the company had bigger plans when the idea for the device was first conceived. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Apple Watch was supposed to include cutting edge health sensor technology such as heart-rate monitoring and blood oxygen measurements, but those plans were scrapped. The question for today’s poll is “Are you disappointed that Apple had to remove the Watch’s health-related features?”
Apple reportedly is beginning to train its retail employees about the Apple Watch, according to 9to5Mac. The Cupertino company is kicking off training in multiple countries, including the US and UK.
Apple may be to be hosting its first media event of 2015 at the end of February. If this rumor pans out, the Apple Watch likely will take center stage as the company prepares the public for the April launch of the smart watch wearable. The question for today’s poll is Will you buy the Apple Watch when it ships in April?
Apple has reportedly poached the sales director from Swiss luxury watch maker TAG Heuer to help launch the oft-rumored “iWatch,” which is expected to be unveiled later this year. The hiring was confirmed by Jean-Claude Biver, the head of the luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, during a recent video interview he conducted with the American television channel CNBC.
New York Times claims that according to their sources, Apple is testing a method to charge the battery wirelessly with magnetic induction for its rumored iWatch.
According to Chinese website C Technology, Apple may launch its rumored smartwatch, dubbed iWatch alongside the next generation iPhone in October 2014.
The report claims that Apple is currently testing two iWatch prototypes, but hasn’t decided on the screen size of the device yet.
Ever since Steve Jobs biography revealed that he had finally cracked integrated Television sets, there has been chatter that Apple will release iOS based television sets as early as this year.
However, it seems that Apple’s Television related plans have taken a backseat as the company wants to focus on wearable devices, which is said to be the next big thing in personal technology.
In a patent filing uncovered today, Apple has detailed a Bluetooth LE based hotspot where a device can share its internet connectivity with other devices without consuming a lot of power. The low-power nature of this connection makes it an ideal candidate for use with the much-rumored iWatch.
If you’re waiting for Apple to launch its smartwatch or television set then you probably have to wait until 2014.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook revealed at today’s fourth quarter earnings call that Apple will unveil new product categories within 2014.
As the announcement day of the Galaxy Gear is coming closer, more and more details are leaking about this new smartwatch from Samsung. The specs of the Galaxy Gear leaked a couple of days ago suggesting that the watch will sport a 2.5-inch OLED screen.