The Mac had the mouse. The iPod had the clickwheel. And the iPhone had the touchscreen. So what does the Apple Watch have? Something called the "digital crown," a tiny knob replacing the conventional crown on traditional watches, and a "Taptic engine" that helps it communicate. They didn't get the most play in today's…
If it feels like the promise of an Apple smartwatch has been looming forever, that's because it has. And its shadow helped birth the army of other smartwatches that we have today. But now, finally, the near mythical iWatch is rumored to arrive very soon. We'll be covering today's announcement live right here, but in…
Ahead of Tuesday's big reveal of the much-anticipated Apple smartwatch, 9to5Mac brings us new details of what that iWatch might have on its homescreen: Wearable-optimized apps (Update: including Facebook), downloadable from an iWatch section of Apple's App Store. Hope the icons are legible on that tiny screen.
We've heard tell of Apple's plans to embrace mobile payments in a big way. And now, according to a new report from Recode, not only will the iPhone 6 come packing a payment system, but Apple has even lined up some major partners for announcement day.
With only four days to go before Apple unveils a handful of brand-new products, the rumor mill is churning at full speed. Now seems like a good time to recall the various dream concepts, predictions, and leaks we've seen over the years—all of which were more artful than accurate.
The New York Times just published a very authoritative and fairly exciting report on what Apple will be announcing next week. You guessed it: two new iPhones with larger screen sizes and a wearable computer (a.k.a. an iWatch.) But there are plenty of details we hadn't heard yet.
Most of the rumors about Apple's upcoming product launches have swirled around the iPhone 6, which will reportedly have near-field communication capabilities. But today, a report from the Wall Street Journal claims that the soon-to-launch iWatch will also feature NFC, allowing your wearable to act like your wallet.…
There's been a whole lot of rumors swirling over the smartwatch Apple will assumedly announce during the iPhone event on September 9th. Now, Re/Code says that Apple execs have hinted there will be multiple models of the device, the priciest of which could hit $400.
The ever-reliable John Paczkowski is reporting that Apple will announce a wearable at the previously reported event on September 9. That wearable is almost surely that "iWatch" thing everyone has been talking about, though an announcement wasn't expected until later this year. But why wait when you have billion of…
We've been following the emergence of Apple's sapphire production plant in Arizona closely this year, since it tells us a lot about the products coming down the line. Now, Mark Gurman reports, filings from Apple indicate that not only is the company manufacturing a new sapphire product this month—it's being…
Apple's iWatch is a wonderful amazing revolutionary product that does not exist. But it feels like it's just around the corner, doesn't it? Like it's hiding in plain sight. Which is why it's hilarious to watch Jimmy Kimmel dupe people into thinking a dummy Casio is Apple's rumored smartwatch.
This morning the folks over at AppleInsider discovered that Apple was granted a patent today for the iTime, which can only be described as a device-connected smartwatch that offers advanced functionality like arm and wrist gestures, as well as advanced proximity sensing, through a sensor-laden smart strap.
The iPhone 6 is said to be bigger than its forebears, and, if the latest rumours are to be believed, the iWatch won't exactly be petite either, with a screen said to measure 2.5-inches diagonally. Armed with that snippet of possible information ,SET Solution has put together a (fairly) plausible-looking iPhone concept.
Pocketnow says Apple's forthcoming iWatch will come in two styles: "Sports," rectangular with a rubber strap, and "Designer," round and stainless steel. Pocketnow says both models are "hard to distinguish" from a regular watch—which seems unlikely with a 2.5 inch face we reported last week. [Pocketnow]
If rumors are to be believed, Apple's entry into the smartwatch world is coming soon: Reuters says production will start in July, with an expected launch date sometime in October. And it's going to be (literally) big.