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Setting Apple Watch app expectations

Setting Apple Watch app expectations

Apple has announced that WatchKit, the software development kit (SDK) for the Apple Watch will be coming in two parts — actionable notifications and glances (widgets) this month, and full-on native apps next year. So what does that mean? After combing through everything Apple has shown and said...
Gold Apple Watch Edition reportedly priced at $5,000

Gold Apple Watch Edition reportedly priced at $5,000

When Apple debuted the Apple Watch alongside its newest iPhone models this fall, it said that the wrist adorned gadget would start at $349 and would come in various models, but did not give pricing information for other configurations. Now, according to a report, the stainless steel edition could...
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Apple is looking to hire an Apple Watch third party software evangelist

Apple wants to get third party app developers on board for their upcoming Apple Watch and now they are hiring for an evangelist to help promote the smartwatch to those software creators before the product's launch later in 2015. The job listing states As a member of Apple's Technology...
Apple Watch reportedly launching in Spring 2015

Apple Watch reportedly launching in Spring 2015

In a video message to employees today, Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores, Angela Ahrendts, reportedly pegged the Apple Watch's launch window down to spring of 2015. In the a transcript of the chat, provided to 9to5Mac via an unnamed source, Arhendts is quoted saying the...
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Jony Ive: Apple Watch is the 'beginning of a very important category'

Jony Ive, Apple's Senior Vice President of Design, said that the upcoming launch of the company's Apple Watch is just the start of what he called 'a very important category' of products. Ive made those statements on Friday night where he was honored as a "San Francisco Treasure" by the San...
Jony Ive talks design challenges of the Apple Watch

Jony Ive talks design challenges of the Apple Watch

Apple design head Jony Ive has given some insight into how Apple approached the design of the Apple Watch. Ive spoke about designing the Watch at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this week. He said that the project was more challenging than the iPhone, in part due to the societal views on...
Apple will closely guard Apple Watch sales figures in new reporting method

Apple will closely guard Apple Watch sales numbers in new reporting method

Starting the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company may not break out sales figures for the Apple Watch. By not disclosing exact sales numbers for Apple's nascent smartwatch, a typically secretive Apple would hope to gain a competitive advantage over...
Apple WatchKit to enable developers looking to get into wearables

Apple WatchKit to enable developers looking to get into wearables

During Apple's Mac and iPad event today, the WatchKit SDK was announced for a November launch, so developers will be able to make apps for the upcoming Apple Watch. We're eager to see what the Apple Watch has to offer, and dedicated developer tools will be vital for to support this burgeoning...
Apple Watch makes it to the cover of Vogue China

Apple Watch makes it to the cover of Vogue China

After showing off the Apple Watch at a high-end boutique in Paris during Fashion Week, Apple is continuing its fashion push by placing the watch on the cover of next month's issue of Vogue China. According to Business of Fashion editor-in-chief Angelica Cheung: When Jonathan Ive and Tim Cook...
Jony Ive talks Apple Watch in new interview

Jony Ive talks Apple Watch in new interview

Jony Ive talked about Apple's foray into fashion with the Apple Watch in a new interview with Vogue. Conducted weeks before the device's unveiling at on September 9, the interview goes over the details about the Apple Watch revealed at the event, as well as providing insight into the design of...
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In Paris today? The Apple Watch is on display at Colette for one day only

The Apple Watch will be showcased in a "one-day only" event during Paris Fashion Week. The watch will be displayed at Colette, a high-end fashion boutique. The event marks the first time Apple is allowing the watch to be displayed in public. A selection of watches will be highlighted behind...
Vector 58: Not a watch person, with Ryan Nielsen

Vector 58: Not a watch person, with Ryan Nielsen

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology and popular culture. On this week's show we follow up on the Apple Watch and Apple Pay announcements. What we got right and wrong, and whether we'll be getting watches,...
TAG Heuer working on luxury smartwatch

Apple Watch opens the doors for luxury TAG Heuer smartwatch

Thought that the speculated $1,200 price tag for 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition is pricey? Think again. Luxury Swss watch-maker TAG Heuer, part of the LVMH lifestyle brand umbrella, has confirmed plans that it will enter the smartwatch market after Apple's announcement of the Apple Watch,...
Iterate 74: Designing for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, with Kawano, Sinclair, and Wiskus

Iterate 74: Designing for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, with Kawano, Sinclair, and Wiskus

Iterate brings together the best designers and app producers in the business to talk user interface, human interaction, icon design, and user experience from concept to implementation. On this episode, Apple has announced the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay, and the Apple Watch. What does it...
Debug 46: Developing for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, with Murley, Richter, and Simmons

Debug 46: Developing for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, with Murley, Richter, and Simmons

Debug is a casual, conversational interview show featuring the best developers in the business about the amazing apps they make and why and how they make them. On this episode Apple has announced the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay, and the Apple Watch. What does it all mean for developers?...
10 things you need to know about the Apple Watch

10 things you need to know about the Apple Watch

Last Tuesday I got to watch Tim Cook introduce the Apple Watch, then got to spend some time trying it on, running through the demo, and hearing about the features. For an unreleased product, there was still a ton of information provided. That's probably why we're seeing some confusion about what...
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Tim Cook says Apple is working on future products that 'haven't been rumored about'

The first part of a two part interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook on The Charlie Rose Show was broadcast by PBS Friday night (part two airs on Monday) and Cook revealed in the chat that Apple is working on future projects that so far haven't been leaked to the media. While the full video...
18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition could cost $1200

18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition could cost $1200

If you want to adorn your wrist with the secial 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition smartwatch, be prepared to pay a hefty premium. While the Apple Watch will start at $349 as announced alongside the iPhone 6, the 18-karat model could cost around $1200 when it launches in 2015. Pricing comes by...
Next generation Apple Watch should appease health fanatics with even more sensors

Next generation Apple Watch could appease health fanatics with even more sensors

Tim Cook and company's one more thing this year already launched with a number of skin sensors to measure heart rate and keep the Apple Watch secure when using it for payments with Apple Pay, but health fanatics may want to sit out the first generation. Though the Apple Watch does plenty, Apple...
Apple's iPhone 6, Apple Watch event now available on YouTube!

Apple's iPhone 6, Apple Watch event now available on YouTube!

While the livestream more or less was a horror show (and overdubbed in Chinese) for many of us, YouTube is forever. Or close enough. And Tuesday's iPhone 6 and Apple Watch event is now available there, which means a couple things. For one, it's perhaps yet another example of a more open Apple....

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