Apple Reportedly Looking To Develop Their Own MicroLED Screens

Apple is a company that prefers relying on itself if possible, at least that’s the impression that they give as they typically control both the hardware and software of its products. In fact certain hardware components are designed by Apple, like their A-series of chipsets, instead of relying on third-party companies like Qualcomm.This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that according to a report from Bloomberg, it appears that Apple could be looking to develop their own displays [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit Versa is the name of the company’s next ‘mass appeal’ smartwatch

Already leaked in a bunch of revealing renders, the looming Fitbit Versa "mass appeal" smartwatch gets a name... and one more high-quality promo image today. The post Fitbit Versa is the name of the company’s next ‘mass appeal’ smartwatch appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition launches at $330, lower-cost smartwatch in the works

Up for pre-order now, the $330 Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition goes directly up against the Apple Watch Series 3 Nike+. Next, Fitbit plans to unveil a smaller, cheaper smartwatch inspired by the OG Blaze. The post Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition launches at $330, lower-cost smartwatch in the works appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple May Launch New AirPower Wireless Charging Mat In March

The latest rumor states that Apple may debut its new AirPower wireless charging mat in retail stores, reportedly in the month of March. Talk has it that Apple is planning to ship its Apple AirPower wireless charging mat by the end of March at the latest, at this time specific information regarding the exact launch date has not been disclosed. Last September, Apple announced its wireless AirPower charging mat, but for some reason it was delayed being launched late last year to the public. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Reportedly Will Launch New AirPod This Year Featuring “Hey Siri”

The latest report regarding Apple’s AirPod states that Apple is planning to upgrade its AirPod sometime this year. The company also plans to make some adjustments with Siri in the new earbuds. According to a report by Bloomberg Technology, Apple is at work upgrading its AirPods, just how are they planning this upgrade? Well for one, Apple plans to incorporate a voice activation with the famous words “Hey Siri” in the new AirPod this year. As of now, the current AirPods requires [Read Entire Story]

Apple Could Source Key Battery Components Directly From Miners

Image credit – iFixitWhile a lot of research is being done on alternatives to lithium-ion batteries for safety and environmental purposes, right now the majority of our electronic gadgets are powered using lithium-ion batteries and it is a reality that’s hard to escape. This means that components need to build such batteries are constantly in demand.This could also lead to potential shortages, especially in the face of greater demand, thanks to the rise in electric cars, but Apple has [Read Entire Story]

Highlights of Apple’s 2018 Shareholders Meeting

Apple's annual shareholders meeting took place at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park this morning, with shareholders gathering to vote on proposals and ask questions of Apple executives. Apple does not live stream its shareholders meetings, but several members of the press, such as CNET's Shara Tibken and Business Insider's Kif Leswing, were at the event and shared details on what was covered on Twitter. Image via Shara Tibken Much of the meeting was spent discussing shareholder [Read Entire Story]

Huawei will hold an event at MWC 2018 even if it doesn’t unveil the Huawei P20

MWC 2018 is just a couple of weeks away, and we are expecting Samsung to dominate the headlines as the company will unveil its 2018 flagship lineup with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. However, Samsung’s decision to announce its devices at MWC 2018 reportedly pushed back plans for Huawei and LG to unveil new products at the event. It seems that won’t necessarily be the case for Huawei, as a post on Weibo confirmed that the company will be unveiling a new lineup of products at MWC [Read Entire Story]

Sharp & LG Reportedly Competing For Apple’s OLED Orders

Some of the technical advantages of LED versus LCD technology are clear enough to see why LED display technology is the way of the future, at least for now. It is also why it wouldn’t be surprising to see Apple start to incorporate more OLED displays into its other products as well, going beyond iPhones.What this means is that Apple will need a lot of components, and this is something that both Sharp and LG are looking to take advantage of. In a report from DigiTimes (via 9to5Mac), it seems that [Read Entire Story]

Apple Confirms ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ Vulnerabilities Impact All Macs and iOS Devices, Some Fixes Already Released

Apple today confirmed that it has addressed the recent "Meltdown" vulnerability in previously released iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 updates, with additional fixes coming to Safari in the near future to defend against the "Spectre" vulnerability. Apple has also confirmed that the two vulnerabilities affect all Mac and iOS devices. The company's full statement, available through a new support document covering Meltdown and Spectre, is below:Security researchers have recently [Read Entire Story]

The Apple Watch May Not Have Non-Invasive Glucose Reader For Several Years

A recent report states that Apple is still working on the technology for developing a non-invasive glucose reader for the Apple Watch.  The most recent report regarding Apple and its latest research for developing a non-invasive glucose reader for the Apple Watch is still in progress, it seems this new project may take a little more research and time to develop the right technology to apply to the future Apple Watch. Apple is dedicated to using the Apple Watch as a health monitor rather than [Read Entire Story]

What to Buy With the iTunes Gift Card You Unwrapped Today

If you show an interest in Apple or technology in general, chances are good that you received at least one iTunes gift card today from a friend or family member today. Given the card can be used to purchase apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, books, and more, it can be difficult to decide what to buy with your newly acquired funds. We're here to help with a roundup of ongoing iTunes and App Store sales as well as some other hand-picked recommendations. Holiday Movies on Sale In [Read Entire Story]

‘Future versions’ of the Apple Watch could feature groundbreaking built-in EKG monitor

There's still no release timeline for a next-gen Apple Watch capable of detecting irregular heart rates without third-party accessories. But it's definitely in the works. The post ‘Future versions’ of the Apple Watch could feature groundbreaking built-in EKG monitor appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

2018’s iPhones Could Feature Dual SIM Support

With Android phones, finding a model that comes with dual SIM support isn’t exactly hard to come by. Unfortunately for iPhone users who want dual SIM support, you guys have been pretty much out of luck for the past decade or so. However that could change come 2018, at least according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.According to Kuo’s latest research note (via MacRumors), he claims that next year’s iPhones will feature dual SIM support with LTE+LTE connections, and it will also allow for [Read Entire Story]

Apple Working With Stanford to Determine If Apple Watch Can Detect Abnormal Heart Rhythms

Apple is planning to work with Stanford and telemedicine vendor American Well to determine whether the heart rate sensor in the Apple Watch can be used to detect abnormal heart rhythms and common heart conditions, reports CNBC. An Apple Watch, if able to accurately detect arrhythmias, or abnormal heart patterns, could identify patients that are at a high risk of atrial fibrillation or similar conditions. Heart arrhythmias aren't always symptoms of a serious disease, but Apple Watch owners [Read Entire Story]

More Evidence That Upcoming Apple TV Will Support HDR

If there is one gripe that some Apple TV users might have with the device is that it doesn’t seem particularly futureproof. This is because despite 4K and HDR content becoming more mainstream, the Apple TV and content in the iTunes Store doesn’t seem to reflect the support for the newer resolution and technology, or at least until recently.In a recent tweet by developer Guilherme Rambo (via AppleInsider), he has discovered more evidence that Apple could be getting ready to launch HDR content in [Read Entire Story]

Amazon Prime Video For Apple TV Could Be Delayed

While the Apple TV plays home to many video streaming apps, one video streaming platform that is noticeably absent from the Apple TV is Amazon Prime Video, although during WWDC 2017, it was finally announced that Amazon Prime Video would be making its way onto the Apple TV by the end of summer.Unfortunately it seems that there is a chance it could be delayed. In a report from Recode, it seems that Amazon Prime Video might not be ready just yet. Apple is rumored to be launching a new Apple TV [Read Entire Story]

Get Ready, Apple’s 5th Gen Apple TV Will Sport 4K And HDR Features

Next month, Apple is expected to unveil the much-rumored iPhones and Apple Watch 3 alongside its Apple TV which will have 4K and HDR support.  It’s been two years since Apple last updated its Apple TV, and if the latest talk is correct, it could sport a faster processor and High Dynamic Range (HDR) video. In addition, Apple will update its TV app to offer users live television content based on the providers that offer them. Apple is also testing an updated version of its TV app, which [Read Entire Story]

Samsung will unveil next Gear smartwatches on August 30th

Samsung Mobile Chief DJ Koh says the next Gear S smartwatch will be revealed at IFA on August 30th. We'll finally get to see new wearables from Samsung. SOURCE: Phandroid - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Series 3 Reportedly Enters Into Final Testing Phase

Based on the rumors, it’s safe to say that Apple will be launching a new Apple Watch later this year which presumably is the Series 3. In a report by Chinese news outlet Economic Daily (via 9to5Mac), it seems that the Apple Watch Series 3 has entered into its final testing phase, meaning that it’s now one step closer to being launched.The Apple Watch Series 3 is expected to be announced alongside the new iPhones in September. Apple has yet to send out any formal invitations to an event in [Read Entire Story]

The Apple Watch 3 Will Ship In Two Models Next Month

If you’re a fan of Apple’s wearable, then you’ll be pleased to know that reports are stating that next month Apple will unveil the Apple Watch 3 alongside the iPhone 8, iPhone 7S, and iPhone 7S Plus. A new report was released by CNBC stating that Apple will unveil the Apple Watch 3 this upcoming September. Unlike its predecessor, this will be Apple’s first wearable device to sport cellular connectivity which means you’ll be able to make calls, send text messages or [Read Entire Story]

CNBC Report ‘Confirms’ LTE Apple Watch In The Works

So far for every Apple Watch that has been released to date, Apple has made it so that it relies pretty much 100% on the iPhone for connectivity, which isn’t a bad thing if you own an iPhone, but troublesome if you don’t. However many rumors have since surfaced suggesting that the third iteration could finally bring about cellular connectivity.In a new report from CNBC (via 9to5Mac), it seems that the news outlet has “confirmed” that the third-generation Apple Watch will indeed sport LTE [Read Entire Story]