Analyst expects iWatch to replace iPod in the future; doesn’t expect an iPod refresh this year

Analyst expects iWatch to replace iPod in the future; doesn’t expect an iPod refresh this year

According to a research note from Christopher Caso, an analyst with Susquehanna, the iPod lineup will not be refreshed this year, which means that there won’t be a new iPod Touch to accompany the iPhone 6 launch in September. The report also states that Apple could be looking to replace the iPod line with the upcoming iWatch sometime in the future, indicating that the iPods are on their death beds now.

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Apple will reportedly team up with Nike for a smartband accessory

Apple will reportedly team up with Nike for a smartband accessory

According to a new report, Apple and Nike are teaming up to launch a smartband accessory similar to the Nike FuelBand. This device will apparently launch later this year and the two companies are believed to be adding finishing touches to the device before its launch.

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‘Brightflash’ Rumored as Apple Shell Company Pursuing iWatch Trademark Protection in Major Countries

‘Brightflash’ Rumored as Apple Shell Company Pursuing iWatch Trademark Protection in Major Countries

We told you yesterday that Apple is extending its own “Apple” trademark to include jewelry and watches, but it looks as if the Cupertino corporation may be moving to pursue the true iWatch trademark itself in major first-world countries using a “Brightflash USA LLC” shell company.

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Apple drops biggest iWatch hint; Extends trademark to include “Jewelry and Watches”

Apple drops biggest iWatch hint; Extends trademark to include “Jewelry and Watches”

Apple is widely rumored to release the iWatch, a smartwatch with a focus on health and fitness, following Tim Cook’s multiple statements saying the company will enter new categories in 2014. A good sign that this rumor is likely true — Apple expanded the “Apple” trademark to cover Jewelry and Watches as well.

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iWatch Rumor Roundup: Everything we know so far

iWatch Rumor Roundup: Everything we know so far

Tim Cook said that Apple sees the wearable devices market as an area of “profound” interest, and the iWatch is reported to be Apple’s first product in this new category of devices. According to rumors and speculations, the iWatch will be a smartwatch with a focus on health and fitness, thanks to an array of on-board sensors. Read on to learn more about the iWatch.

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Nike lays off employees from Fuelband team; sparks off speculations that it will stop making wearables

Nike lays off employees from Fuelband team; sparks off speculations that it will stop making wearables

Nike has laid off 55 employees from its 70-memeber hardware team in charge of the Nike FuelBand, sparking off speculation of the company’s commitment to the FuelBand fitness tracker.

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New iWatch concept imagines Siri, Healthbook, Maps running on a circular display

New iWatch concept imagines Siri, Healthbook, Maps running on a circular display

Apple is widely expected to enter the hot wearables space with the launch of its iWatch smartwatch later this year. We’ve seen plenty of concepts that try to imagine what this new product might look like, but we haven’t seen many concepts with a round display.

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Report claims Apple will launch iWatch with 1.3-inch and 1.5-inch flexible LG display in September

Report claims Apple will launch iWatch with 1.3-inch and 1.5-inch flexible LG display in September

A new report from Korean source Naver has reaffirmed that LG will be the sole supplier of the flexible display panels required for the rumored Apple iWatch. It is said that Apple found LG’s flexible displays to be suitable for the new wearable with the appropriate size, brightness as well as power consumption.

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iWatch’s expensive price-tag could be subsidized by insurance companies

iWatch’s expensive price-tag could be subsidized by insurance companies

According to a report from last week, the high-end iWatch model could cost “several thousand” dollars. The iWatch is Apple’s much-rumored wearable device that’ll be focused on health and fitness.

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Awesome iWatch Concept based on iOS 7

Awesome iWatch Concept based on iOS 7

Apple is widely expected to enter the hot wearables space with the launch of its iWatch smartwatch later this year.

We have seen quite a few iWatch concepts which have been inspired either by the traditional watch, Nike+Fuelband, and even the iPhone with flexible touchscreen display.

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