Pebble and other small companies are already major players in the wearables niche. Google is prepping for an imminent launch of watches powered by Android Wear. Even Samsung has its Gear lineup.
Through all this, Apple has been conspicuously absent.
We’ve suspected for some time now that Apple is getting ready to enter the smartwatch game. Now, thanks to some leaked information, we’re starting to piece together a timeline for availability, but more importantly, we could be seeing a shift away from Printed Circuit Boards to a System in Package [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom and its launch details, aside from the rumors of a Google Play edition Galaxy S5. LG is next as we talk about the price and possible launch date for the G Watch, and we also do the same about the rumored LG G3. Then we talk about Apple and more specifically the iWatch as apparently the company is already building it, and it’ll include a new chipset layout to allow its size and design. The iPhone 6 is next as we go through all the patents and rumors of the camera technology that will allow the phone to [...]
Rumors continue to point to Apple releasing its iWatch by the end of this year. We’ve also heard that the company has struggled to find manufacturing processes that are possible to comply with by its partners. Today we learn that there is progress in the future of this device for this year, but that also includes some new tricks up its sleeve.
According to The China Times, Apple and its partners have begun manufacturing the different variations of the iWatch for a fall 2014 launch, and though a specific month wasn’t provided, things sound most possible around the [...]
Even though Apple is quite famous for its secrecy, a lot has gone wrong in that department lately, and we wonder if this is intentionally driven in order to lower the buzz from competing devices. We’ve heard tons of rumors regarding the future of the iPhone, iPad and even the iWatch, and most of this will apparently see the light of day in 2014. If you’re wondering why Apple has taken so long while competitors like Samsung have all the market to themselves, Apple’s CEO has an answer for that.
Tim Cook was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal after [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google’s roll in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, at least monetarily in favor of Samsung. Samsung follows as we get the first leaked photos of the Galaxy K. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the user complaints on the camera software. Apple follows the news as we talk about how the iWatch could replace the iPod, and how Nike+ could be elemental to the iWatch. We end today’s show talking about the OnePlus One launch, and our thoughts on the phone.
All this and more after the break.
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Even though Apple’s consumer appeal was born with the iPod more than a decade ago, we have seen how the company has taken different steps into cannibalizing the line-up through the iPhone in a way to avoid having competition do it for them. Apple’s Tim Cook stated in the past quarter results call that the iPod line-up is a declining business as it’s currently nailing less than $5 billion in 2013 compared to much better results in previous years. If you’re wondering what will happen to the iPod in the future, financial analysts have already begun to do the [...]
The amount of rumors surrounding the iWatch have grown dramatically in the last couple of weeks, but the fact that we’ve decided to call it iWatch doesn’t necessarily mean this will be the name for the product. Many speculated over the final name of the iPad for years, and we heard names like iSlate, iTab, and in the end, Apple surprised us with iPad. We could be surprised with the iWatch as well, but new official documentation reveals that we probably won’t.
Apple’s secrecy is not as legendary as it was years ago, but it seems that the Cupertino is using [...]
Nike has shocked the world lately as it decided to ditch its FuelBand line-up, along with also killing its whole wearable division. We’ve seen tremendous growth in fitness trackers, and also in the concept of making your smartwatch help you track your fitness as well, so many are wondering why would Nike ever consider killing one of the products that started it all. New rumors point to the reasons why this is happening, and these have all to do with Apple.
Recent rumors have emerged that Apple and Nike are teaming up to bring these services to the iWatch. We’ve seen [...]
Apple’s launch of the iWatch is imminent, though still hard to predict when it comes to specific timing. We’ve heard tons of rumors regarding what to expect from the products, and we do know that Apple has been hard at work to trademark names like “iWatch” under its portfolio over the last couple of months. Just like Apple dropped the “Apple Computer” name a couple of years ago in order to reflect the fact that it didn’t only build computers, the company is also making some changes to what the name “Apple” can provide in the US and [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the progress of the Smartphone Kill Switch, and which companies will be supporting it. Google is next as we get details and probable pricing points for Project Ara. Windows Phone 8.1 follows the news as we talk about how it now supports Passbook files from Apple’s protocol. Then we talk about more iWatch rumors regarding manufacturers and launch dates. We end today’s show talking about the sales progress for the Samsung Galaxy S5.
All this and more after the break.
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The amount of rumors surrounding the iWatch have gotten more intense lately. We’ve heard of Apple betting significantly on both health and fitness in ways that could revolutionize the already existing industry. Instead of just providing you with a fitness tracker, Apple is rumored to provide you with an actual health tool, which is also fashionable as well, and more rumors continue to point to that.
New rumors point to LG being the only supplier that’ll build Apple’s iWatch displays, all based on OLED technology. The rumors are consistent with previous reports [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the availability of the HTC One M8 on other carrier stores and even Best Buy. Then we talk about some next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display rumors which include an A8 chip and Touch ID. Then we talk about the iPhone 6, the rumors of a 5.5-inch 1080p display on one model though with varied sapphire scenarios. The iWatch follows the news as we talk about the rumor that there are two models, both fashionable, but one may cost thousands of dollars. We end today’s show talking about Motorola’s new [...]
With Apple’s push into the fitness and health-oriented sector with iOS 8, none of the rumors we’ve seen will make any sense without the company launching a fitness wearable device. We’ve been hearing tons of rumors of the company bringing us an iWatch that will provide this functionality, but we’ve heard very little of what to expect from it. New predictions from credible sources give us an idea of what to expect, and its both good and bad.
More predictions from credible sources claim that Apple will build two iWatch models to fit various wrists, 1.3 [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple’s recent recruitment of an Amazon A9 Search guru with the idea to improve Apple Maps. LG follows the news as we get more details of the LG G Watch that’s in the works. Then we talk about the rumors of a Sony Windows Phone 8.1 device, aside from the complaints of the Sony Xperia Z2 already. HTC is next as we talk about a new M8 “Ace” device that was recently leaked. We end today’s show talking about the iWatch and some rumors of the device including a UV light exposure sensor.
All this and [...]
As we continue to read more about what to expect for iOS 8, it’s clear that if Apple wants to take fitness seriously, an fitness wearable has to be included in the package. We’ve heard rumors of the company working on its own smartwatch for months now, and Apple’s key focus with this device is mainly geared toward the fitness crowd. If you’re asking yourself how Apple might plan to differentiate the iWatch from its current competition, rumors point to some unique features to come.
One of the most interesting rumors points to the iWatch including a UV [...]
Even though we’re still a couple of months away from Apple’s WWDC 2014 event, there’s a high level of certainty that we’ll see the company’s latest version of iOS being announced. It’s hard to know if it’ll be dubbed iOS 8, as we’ve seen cases like iOS 4.1 and iOS 4.2, where we never really saw a push beyond the same number during the whole year. Let’s just continue calling it iOS 8 until Apple says otherwise at the event, as we have more details on what to expect.
Apparently iOS 8 is known as codename “Okemo” [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about AT&T’s continuos teasing of the Asus PadFone X, even though we still don’t have pricing or dates for a launch. Nokia follows the news as we go through a hilarious ad the company has published, which shows just how many apps you can find on the Nokia X. We then talk about the HTC One (M8) mini, which also seems to be in the works according to carriers. Google is next as we go through the progress of Android 4.4.3, and also some possible new requirements for phones to say “Powered by Android” according to [...]
With wearables becoming “a thing” lately, we’ve seen attempts from Samsung, Pebble, LG and even Google. The results are definitely promising, as companies like Motorola have figured out a way to make these watches look elegant, and not necessarily something that only a teenager would use. The only company we haven’t seen actually launch a product is Apple, and given all the rumors of the iWatch lately, we continue to wonder how Cupertino plans to differentiate its offering.
According to the Financial Times, Apple has been in direct contact with many [...]
Taking photos is one of Apple’s main selling points for its iPhone line-up. We can’t deny that ever since the launch of Apple’s old iPhone 4, this has garnered a certain level of positive fame for Cupertino. It’s only logical that Apple will search for additional usage scenarios for the iPhone’s camera because of this, and new patents point to some ideas that may come.
Apple has just patented an iPhone camera remote, which is straight forward in its functionality. It connects though Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to an iPhone or iPod Touch and allows you to [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia and how it’s made its Refocus application available to all the Lumias that matter, and we also go through the rumors of the Nokia Martini becoming the Lumia 930. Then we talk about how Huawei plans to give us an Android-Windows Phone dual smartphone by Q2/2014. Samsung is next as we get more leaks of what to expect from its S Band, and also what to expect about a premium Galaxy S5. We later go through some of the new iWatch rumors, and specifically the pedometer patent. We end today’s show talking about the new [...]
We’ve noticed that the iWatch rumors have slowed-down a bit lately, and it could be because a lot of things are still in progress, or it could be because things are delayed. That said, the iWatch is one of the most expected devices for this year since it marks Apple’s first true wearable device, at a time where not every company has figured-out the smart watch. New rumors have emerged today of what we can expect, though these are kind of conflicting.
The US Patent and Trademark Office published an Apple patent today that considers a wrist-mounted pedometer that can [...]