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Wearable device market one to... watch
Gartner says shipments of wearables will reach 225 million in 2019, with spending hitting US$42b, with smartwatches still taking the lion’s share.
03 Dec 18
Apple Watch Series 4 offers fall detection and emergency alerts
Apple is now up to Series 4 of the Apple Watch, and this time the company has opted to boost fitness capabilities to the point where the watch can detect hard falls and detect if you have a heart condition.
13 Sep 18
Apple watch shipments up 30% YoY with boost from LTE in APAC
Apple Watch shipments to Asia alone surpassed 250,000 units, with the LTE version accounting for about 60%.
27 Jul 18
Apple or Android? Smartphone sales surge 11% in AU
9.2m smartphones were sold in 2017, a big increase from last year that was largely driven by a 'replacement cycle' from one of the major OS.
21 Feb 18
68% of iOS users won’t be able to use their new Apple Watch at launch
“Apple’s potential buyers are spread across eligible and ineligible operators and contracts, and many will be disappointed..."
22 Sep 17
The new Apple Watch has a mind of its own
It will now be available with built in cellular and GPS for the first time ever, meaning it no longer has to be tied to your iPhone
13 Sep 17
Seven things you need to know about Apple's iPhone X
“iPhone X marks a new era — one in which the device disappears into the experience."
13 Sep 17
Phones, iPads and watch accessories oh my: Apple unveils new lineup and we've got all the pics
Apple has announced a whole bunch of exciting devices and accessories this morning, including a new phone, new iPad, Apple Watch accessories and more.
22 Mar 17
Apple unveils huge new range of bands for the Apple Watch
Apple says the new offerings give customers 'more opportunity than ever' to personalise and customise their Apple Watch.
22 Mar 17
PHOTO GALLERY: The all new iPhone and Series 2 Apple Watch
Today Apple unveiled the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and the Apple Watch Series 2 - have a geeze at how they look.
08 Sep 16
Apple Watch gets a healthy face lift
"We are committed to fitness and health and think our customers will love the new capabilities of Apple Watch Series 2."
08 Sep 16
Apple Watch driving cellular smart watch shipments
"After a full year of availability, these new technologies will have the biggest impact on shipments in 2017."
12 Jul 16
Apple watchOS3 preview: more features, invisible ink and an app to help you breathe
Apple's upcoming watchOS3 for the Apple Watch brings more features: from health, messaging, customisation and even a new app that helps you breathe.
14 Jun 16
Did you hear? Classroom wearables are where it's at
Wearables in the classroom are becoming the norm, as educators around the world adopt new tools and technologies to aid learning.
03 May 16
Apple gears up for its 27th annual developer conference
"There has never been a more exciting time to bring our developer community together."
20 Apr 16
Wearable devices to surpass 200 million
IDC says worldwide shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 110 million by the end of 2016.
18 Mar 16
Will Apple's next iPhone be met with excitement or indifference?
Loyal Apple consumers across generations aren't excited about a 4-inch iPhone, which is expected to go on sale later this month, a new survey finds.
09 Mar 16
Smartwatch ecosystem grows, Apple Watch destroys competition
“With smartwatch functions established, it is now up to consumers to decide if they want them, rather than tech companies providing more reasons."
13 Jan 16
Hands-on review: A quick glance at the Apple Watch
Apple has packed a lot of features into this small device, though most of them require connecting to the iPhone to deliver their functionality.
27 Nov 15
Xero launches on Apple Watch
"Xero for Apple Watch will provide even more freedom to businesses embracing mobility.”
24 Nov 15
Apple Watch proving popular with users, new research finds
“The range of features on the device and its frequent usage among owners pose a clear threat to health and fitness monitors and traditional watches."
16 Sep 15
Smart wristwear driving wearables market, Apple Watch OS to lead
A growing list of vendors, proliferation of devices, price points and steady consumer adoption will fuel growth in the worldwide market for wearables.
15 Sep 15
New OS and heaps of colours for Apple Watch
Apple has introduced the first major software update for the Apple Watch, with new features as well as a new range of Apple Watch cases and bands.
10 Sep 15
Watch out Fitbit: Apple is closing in
Leading wearable brand Fitbit may have a fight on its hands as Apple finds itself within striking distance in its first year in the wearable market.
28 Aug 15