Apple is giving AirPods and Apple Watch supplier Luxshare Precision more work over the next two years, with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claiming the supply chain partner will start assembling iPhones for the company, among other supply chain alterations.
Apple has released multiple updates for the Apple Watch, with watchOS 6.1.3 released for up-to-date versions of the wearable device alongside watchOS 5.3.5 for owners of older iPhones that are not able to use the latest iOS releases.
Future versions of the Apple Watch could be upgradable, with the addition of a modular section to the back that adds new sensors and functionality to the wearable device, or to enhance the existing functions like battery life.
Mastercard has been approved by the People's Bank of China to begin operating its bank card clearing business in China, opening up the potential for Apple to expand its self-branded Apple Card in the country.
This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, the Apple Watch sales now easily exceed those of every single Swiss watch company just as Jony Ive predicted years ago. Plus discussion about Apple's new OS betas, and how one health company is trying to stop Apple's plans over patient records.
Apple continues to work on maximizing the benefits and capabilities of the Apple Watch's Digital Crown, with research surfacing regarding how the physical rotation could be supplemented or replaced by sensors that detect light or touch.
One new Apple patent details how a device like flat Digital Crown could be made to include an optical sensor to register gestures, incorporating mechanisms and sensors to guarantee a proper watch band fit.
A Kentucky woman who received an Apple Watch for Christmas in 2018 said the device alerted her to an atrial fibrillation condition five months later, allowing doctors to treat the heart condition that could in some cases lead to stroke.
Senators taking part in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump may be breaking the rules regarding electronics, as a number were spotted keeping their Apple Watch on their wrist instead of taking it off before heading to the chamber where such devices are usually banned.
The likes of Lev Parnas, Harvey Weinstein and George Nader all got into trouble with the iPhones this week, plus one man tried to cover his tracks by selling stolen Apple Watches on his mother's Facebook page.