We’re still waiting on ‘smart’ bands for our Apple Watch

We’re still waiting on ‘smart’ bands for our Apple Watch

A smarter watch band will play a crucial role in Apple Watch's future as a personal technology device as they begin to incorporate technology and gain additional importance for wearable computing, Neil Cybart of Above Avalon — which is focused on analyzing Apple from a Wall Street and Silicon Valley perspective — said three years ago. We haven’t seen any yet, but I do think they’re coming.

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Report says that HomePod has 6% of global smart speaker market

Report says that HomePod has 6% of global smart speaker market

The Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant platforms will take an almost equal share of the global smart speaker market this year, according to the latest forecast from Strategy Analytics. The report says that Apple’s Siri-equipped HomePod is way behind with only 6% market share, but has “plenty of room for growth.”

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Tactile feedback patent filing hints at Macs with touchscreens

Tactile feedback patent filing hints at Macs with touchscreens

Future iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches — and perhaps Macs — may sport more tactile feedback. Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190138102) for a “device, method, and graphical user interface for providing tactile feedback for operations performed in a user interface.”

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‘Apple Glasses’s patent filing involves AR displays for multifunction devices

‘Apple Glasses’s patent filing involves AR displays for multifunction devices

Apple is almost certainly working on its own augmented reality/virtual reality headset (usually dubbed “Apple Glasses” and expected in 2020). A new patent filing (number 20190139317) dubbed “synchronized, interactive augmented reality displays for multifunction devices’ adds fuel to the rumor.

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Too little, too late? Intel finally ready to ship its ‘Ice Lake’ processors

Too little, too late? Intel finally ready to ship its ‘Ice Lake’ processors

It’s probably too little, too late for the company in the long run, but Intel has told its investors that it’s ready to ship 10-nanometer “Ice Lake” mobile CPUs next month, after three years of delays for the company’s 10nm fabrication. 

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