Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 4.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 4 update to developers for testing purposes, four days after releasing the third watchOS 4.1 beta and a month after releasing the new watchOS 4 operating system to the public. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS 4 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software update. To install the update, the Apple [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Series 3 Has Set The Standard For Apple’s Future Wearable

Ever wondered how popular the Apple Watch Series 3 model is among consumers? An analyst from GBH Insights research shows that many of the owners who purchased the device are new to the platform. According to a note written by Daniel Ives and obtained by CNBC, Apple’s new Apple Watch Series 3 is gaining “significant momentum” in the short amount of time it’s been released. Ives believes that Apple’s wearable is potentially a “game changer” when it comes [Read Entire Story]

“Security concerns” lead to LTE service shutdown on Chinese Apple Watches

Enlarge / You can now make calls from your Apple Watch without the phone nearby. Apple's struggles in China continue to mount, and this time, it's Apple's newest wearable causing problems for the company. According to a Wall Street Journal report, standalone wireless service available on certain models of the Apple Watch Series 3 has been shut down just one month after the device became available. Chinese customers who purchased a Series 3 with LTE are not able to connect their wearables to [Read Entire Story]

Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 4.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 4 update to developers for testing purposes, a week after releasing the second watchOS 4.1 beta and a month after releasing the new watchOS 4 operating system to the public. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS 4 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software update. To install the update, the Apple Watch [Read Entire Story]

Your future Apple Watch could have a self-adjusting band

Read more... More about Apple, Apple Watch, Patent, Watch Band, and Tech SOURCE: Mashable - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Star Wars Collection Of Accessories For The iPhone, iPad & Apple Watch

Star Wars fans can now shop for Star Wars accessories for their iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. Accessories range from Sphero App-Enabled Droids to Propel Star Wars Quadcopter Drones. Looking for a unique accessory to compliment your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch? You might like what Apple has to offer with its new Star Wars Collection. Apple has several accessories that are sure to excite a Star Wars fan. The LittleBits Droid Inventor Kit would make the perfect accessory for the creative child to [Read Entire Story]

Review: Fitbit Ionic is a Decent Fitness Smartwatch Spoiled By Lingering Bugs

The Ionic is Fitbit's first real effort at a "true" smartwatch, and there's plenty riding on the $300 device. Not only is the activity tracker company late to the smartwatch game, its market share in wearables has shrunk because of increasingly sophisticated rival devices from the likes Apple and Xiaomi. To have a hope of reviving its fortunes, Fitbit sought out a new creative direction and subsequently bought Pebble late last year. The wearable technology that Fitbit inherited as part [Read Entire Story]

Apple Exploring Self-Adjusting Apple Watch Band Designs

Apple is investigating designs for Apple Watch bands that self-adjust to fit the wearer's wrist using an integrated tensioner mechanism (via AppleInsider). A patent application granted on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes multiple designs that utilize such a system, which could one day replace magnetic clasps, velcro, and other fasteners used in current bands. Titled "Dynamic fit adjustment for wearable electronic devices", the patent begins by highlighting the [Read Entire Story]

Latest watchOS Update Addresses The Apple Watch Series 3’s LTE Bug

When Apple launched the Apple Watch Series 3, one of the main new features of the smartwatch was LTE connectivity. However it was soon discovered that there might be an issue with the device’s connectivity in which the watch would join and connect to unknown WiFi networks instead of LTE when out and about.This ultimately defeats the point of having an LTE option in the first place, plus joining unknown WiFi networks is also something of a security issue. Apple had caught wind of the problem [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 Models Go On Sale

If you’ve been meaning to purchase Apple’s new smartwatch but have been waiting for the Nike+ models to come out, then the day you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Customers who want one can head over to Apple and Best Buy right now to order the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 models. The regular Apple Watch Series 3 models have already been available for a couple of weeks now. Nike recently released an update for its Nike+ Run Club app which brought some new features, such as [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 GPS and LTE Models Now in Stores

Apple Watch Nike+ GPS and LTE Series 3 models are now available to buy in stores across Australia, Asia and Europe, with customers already posting shots of their newly acquired smartwatches on the MacRumors forums and over on Reddit. Several posts confirm that in some cases, customers are cancelling their online orders held up in shipping and are walking into local brick-and-mortar stores to buy their chosen Nike+ Series 3 model outright. MacRumors forum member griffith_500 posted the [Read Entire Story]

Check Out Casetify’s New Saffiano Collection For The Apple Watch

Not too long ago Casetify announced an updated collection of different styled Apple Watch bands, that are compatible with all sized/series watches, including the new Apple Watch series 3 in both 38mm and 42mm sizes. With hundreds of design options offered, their classic saffiano leather Watch Band styles are endless. You can choose between a large variety of prints that range from floral, geometric, army, quirky prints and more, to put on your Apple Watch. And since it’s made from classic [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch watchOS 4.0.1 fixes this odd Series 3 bug

After two generations, Apple has finally given Apple Watch fans the features many of them have been asking for: standalone connectivity. As such, it is, perhaps understandable that it would be less than perfect at its first try. Indeed, some owners of the LTE-enabled Apple Watch 3 experienced a rather amusing but really annoying connectivity issue. Fortunately, Apple was immediately … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Releases watchOS 4.0.1 Update for Series 3 Models With Fix for Cellular Bug

Apple today released a new software update for the Apple Watch, upgrading watchOS 4 to watchOS 4.0.1. The watchOS 4.0.1 update comes one week after Apple first released watchOS 4 to the public. watchOS 4.0.1 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone. Today's update is only for the Apple [Read Entire Story]

Suppliers Expect Rising Revenues in Q4 2017 from Sales of AirPods and Apple Watch S3

Upstream suppliers are expected to see strong growth in wearable product operations in the fourth quarter of this year thanks to rising sales of Apple's AirPods and Apple Watch range, according to sources in the supply chain (via DigiTimes). Quanta, Iventec, Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), as well as Foxconn subsidiaries Shunshin Tech and Luxshare-ICT are all expected to benefit from increased sales in Q4 2017, as Apple achieves supply/demand balance for its AirPods and consumer [Read Entire Story]

Apple Seeds First watchOS 4.1 Beta to Developers With Apple Music Streaming, New Radio App

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.1 update to developers, just over one week after releasing the new watchOS 4 operating system to the public. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS 4 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software update. To install the update, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it must be placed [Read Entire Story]

See watchOS 4.1’s Music Streaming and New Radio App in Action

Today's watchOS 4.1 beta, seeded to developers this morning, introduces support for streaming music directly to the Apple Watch over LTE and it brings a new Radio app with access to Beats 1 live and other Apple Music radio stations. We went hands-on with the beta to get a look at the new features, which are primarily aimed at Apple Music subscribers who have a Series 3 Apple Watch. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The Music app on the watch looks mostly the same [Read Entire Story]

The Apple Watch ‘story’ has merely begun, and sales are already estimated at 33 million overall

The best is yet to come for the Apple Watch family, according to a reputable analyst, with sales numbers thus far exceeding a remarkable 33 million. The post The Apple Watch ‘story’ has merely begun, and sales are already estimated at 33 million overall appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Series 3 LTE Models Shipping Earlier Than Expected

Customers who were not lucky enough to secure an LTE-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 model right when pre-orders went live have been waiting patiently for their new devices, with many shipping estimates ranging into October after delivery dates slipped by weeks. Some of those customers won't be waiting too long, though, as Apple is getting those backordered Apple Watch Series 3 models out quicker than expected. MacRumors has heard several reports from readers who expected their devices in [Read Entire Story]

Target Begins Notifying Some Apple Watch Series 3 Pre-Order Customers That Shipments Will Be Delayed

Target customers this morning began pointing out on Twitter, through tipster emails, and in our forums that their Apple Watch Series 3 orders have been delayed, unfortunately mirroring similar events that plagued many Target pre-order customers for the Series 2 model last year. The affected users were originally promised a delivery window surrounding today's launch day, or soon after, and Target has now pushed some orders back by weeks, landing between October 10 and October 13 for a few [Read Entire Story]

Some Apple Watch Series 3 Owners Facing LTE Activation Issues [Updated]

Apple Watch Series 3 models are being delivered across the United States and the rest of the world today, and as customers start attempting to activate their new LTE devices, some of them are running into serious setup issues. On the MacRumors forums, several AT&T customers have received messages stating AT&T is not supported. Support reps seem confused about how Apple Watch activation works, with one rep telling MacRumors reader KG87 that his watch needs a new number. I am having the same [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Series 3 LTE is here!

Watch our unboxing video of the brand new Apple Watch Series 3 as our coverage of Apple's new products has just begun for 2017 The post Apple Watch Series 3 LTE is here! appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]