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Lilbits: Apple Watch, Apple One, and the PinePhone Manjaro Community Edition

Apple announced two new iPads today, including a faster entry-level iPad and the new 4th-gen iPad Air, which is the first device to ship with a 5nm Apple A14 processor. But the company also unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE as well as a new Apple One subscription bundle that […]

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Apple Watch is becoming a standalone device with its own App Store and more

The Apple Watch has been a smartphone companion since it first launched. But the next version of watchOS changes that. For the first time, Apple says its smartwatch will support standalone apps that run only on the Apple Watch itself — no iPhone companion app required. Developers can also use new APIs including a streaming […]

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Apple Watch Series 4 feature bigger screens, thinner bodies

Apple is updating its wearable lineup with a new line of smartwatches featuring bigger displays that cover more of the front of the watch. The displays also now feature curved edges. And the software the powers Apple Watch has also been updated with new features and support for new apps. The Apple Watch Series 4 […]

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Report: Apple developing MicroLED display tech for thinner, brighter, more efficient gadgets

Apple tends to get a lot of credit for releasing gadgets with solid specs, sleek design, and excellent build quality. But the company actually outsources a lot of its components. For example, Apple tends to tap rivals like Samsung or LG for its displays. Now Bloomberg reports Apple is developing its own display technology in-house, […]

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Apple introduces Watch Series 3 (with cellular)

Apple is introducing its first smartwatch with cellular capabilities. The new Apple Watch Series 3 also features a new dual-core processor that the company says is 70 percent faster, and there’s a new W2 wireless chip for WiFi and Bluetooth and a barometric altimeter that can track stairs climbed, among other things for improved fitness […]

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IDC: Xiaomi and Apple overtake Fitbit in wearable shipments

IDC has been tracking shipments of wearable gadgets including fitness trackers and smartwatches for the past few years. And for much of that time, Fitbit has been at the top of the list, shipping more devices than any other company in this space. But that trend has been changing in recent years, with Chinese device […]

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Most expensive Apple Watches are now $1499 (not $17,000)

When Apple introduced its first smartwatches in 2015, the company announced that entry-level watches would sell for $349 and up. But there was also a fancy Apple Watch Edition with an 18 karat gold case and prices ranging from $10,000 to $17,000. This week Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 2, with a faster processor, […]

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Apple introduces swim-proof Apple Watch Series 2

The second-generation Apple Watch has a new dual-core processor that’s up to 50 percent faster and a new GPU with up to twice the graphics performance. With a 1000-nit display, the Apple Watch Series 2 also has a screen that’s twice as bright as its predecessor, and Apple says the new screen is the brightest its […]