Apple World Today News Update: January 5, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: January 5, 2018

The first Friday of 2018 arrives with stories about ugly smart sunglasses, a tiny and fast Thunderbolt 3 SSD, and how Apple's App Store is making a huge amount of money:

  • Vuzix will be showing its Blade Augmented Reality Sunglasses at CES, which run Alexa and are...well...butt-ugly
  • Plugable announced the new Thunderbolt 3 4b0GB NVMe SSD, which is a perfect accessory for video editors on the move
  • Sensor Tower data shows just how large app sales have become for both Apple and Google 
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Apple's Siri design patent updated, adds smart glasses, ability to make hotel reservations

Apple's Siri design patent updated, adds smart glasses, ability to make hotel reservations

We're all hoping that sometime today we'll hear about a new Siri speaker of some sort, but Patently Apple discovered something even more interesting. The design patent for Siri in the European Union and Hong Kong was updated last Friday to cover "smart glasses" as a category of what devices Siri can be used as a remote control for. 

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