Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 6.1.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 6.1.1 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the third beta and more than a month after releasing the watchOS 6.1 update. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new …

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Patent Describes Apple Watch Feature for Improving Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

A newly unearthed patent reveals that Apple is exploring how a future Apple Watch could help doctors monitor the symptoms of Parkinson’s patients. Spotted by AppleInsider, “Passive Tracking of Dyskinesia/Tremor Symptoms” describes the use of special sensors in a proposed ‌Apple Watch‌ medical feature and the reasoning behind it. “There …

Nomad Launches Hydrophobic Leather ‘Active Straps’ for Apple Watch

Popular accessory company Nomad has released a new range of premium Apple Watch bands made from hydrophobic leather and designed for “heavy everyday use.” The new Active Straps are water and sweat-resistant, and feature ventilation channels on the underside of the leather to ensure the bands remain comfortable and breathable …

Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 6.1.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 6.1.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the second beta and three weeks after releasing the watchOS 6.1 update. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta …

Apple Updates Online Store With New Watch Bands, Silicone Cases for iPhone 11 Pro, and Sony’s DualShock 4

Apple today updated its online store with a new collection of Apple Watch bands, iPhone cases, and the Sony DualShock 4 controller. For Apple Watch bands, this includes three new Sport Bands: Pomegranate, Beryl, and Khaki. There’s only one new Sport Loop, and it’s for the (Product)Red initiative. This is …

Apple Watch Owners Challenged to Earn Thanksgiving Day Activity Achievement

Apple is celebrating Thanksgiving this year by urging U.S. Apple Watch owners to bag a special achievement by recording a minimum walking or running distance on Thursday, November 28. As with past holidays, ‌Apple Watch‌ owners can earn an exclusive badge and an iMessage sticker if they complete the challenge. …

Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 6.1.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 6.1.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the first beta and two weeks after releasing the watchOS 6.1 update. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta …

Kuo: Apple Watch Series 6 Models to Feature Faster Performance and Improved Water Resistance

While the Apple Watch Series 5 lineup was released less than two months ago, rumors are already looking ahead to next year. In a research note with investor firm TF International Securities, seen by MacRumors, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that 2020 Apple Watch models will feature faster …

Apple Watch Sales Grew to 6.8 Million Units in Q3 2019, up 51% From Last Year

Apple shipped an estimated 6.8 million smartwatches in the third quarter of 2019, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Apple doesn’t disclose Apple Watch sales in its earnings reports, grouping the wrist-worn device under its “Other Products” category, so we have do go from estimated figures, which can vary between …

Chine : Apple demande aux Etats-Unis de revoir sa position sur les droits de douane

Depuis le 1er septembre, les Etats-Unis appliquent une taxe supplémentaire de 15% sur les produits en provenance de Chine, et Apple a une nouvelle fois demandé à l’administration Trump de supprimer les droits de douane sur ses Apple Watch fabriquées en Chine, certains composants d’iPhone et d’autres produits grand public. …

Apple Watch Competition to Grow as Google Plans Its Own Wearables Following Fitbit Acquisition

Google today announced it plans to release its own “Made by Google” wearables following its $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness tracker maker Fitbit. The deal is expected to close in 2020 pending regulatory approvals. Over the years, Google has made progress with partners in this space with Wear OS and …

Wearable : des dépenses de 52 milliards de dollars d’ici 2020

Les dépenses mondiales sur le marché des technologies portables (wearable) augmenteront de près d’un tiers pour atteindre 52 milliards de dollars en 2020, estiment les analystes du Gartner. Cette année, les dépenses sur le marché des wearables – y compris les montres connectés, les casques audio connectés, les vêtements intelligents …

Apple Releases watchOS 6.1 With Support for AirPods Pro and Series 1 and Series 2 Apple Watch Models

Apple today released watchOS 6.1, the first major update to the watchOS 6 operating system that’s designed to run on modern Apple Watch models. watchOS 6.1 comes more than a month after the launch of watchOS 6. ‌‌watchOS 6‌‌.1 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated ‌‌Apple Watch‌‌ app …

Google Reportedly in Talks to Acquire Apple Watch Competitor Fitbit

Google is in talks to acquire popular fitness tracker maker Fitbit, according to Reuters, which could help the company better compete with the Apple Watch along with its existing Wear OS smart watch platform. The report claims there is no certainty that the negotiations between Google and Fitbit will lead …

Apple Watch Series 5 Launches in Brazil, Korea, and Thailand

Apple Watch Series 5 models are now available to purchase at Apple Stores and select resellers in Brazil, Korea, and Thailand, with both Wi-Fi-only and cellular models released today following pre-orders. Pricing starts at R$3,999 in Brazil, ₩539,000 in Korea, and ฿14,400 in Thailand. Carriers: Brazil: Claro and Vivo Korea: …

Foxconn and Compal Will Reportedly Assemble ‘Apple Watch Series 6’ Models Next Year

Foxconn and Compal Electronics have obtained orders to assemble 2020 models of the Apple Watch, which would be Series 6 models if Apple sticks to its naming scheme, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes. The report adds that Luxshare Precision will likely take orders for older Apple Watch models. …

Yelp App Updated to Include Compass Support on Apple Watch Series 5

Yelp has updated its Apple Watch app for watchOS 6, introducing a new modern interface and leveraging the device’s new integrated compass, which should make finding the nearest coffee shop or eatery even easier. The new UI closely mirrors the Yelp iPhone app, with a scrolling interface that takes into …