Steve Jobs used to make a last second product announcement during Apple media events by uttering three words that became associated with him. "One more thing" Jobs would say, in a manner that immediately recalled Peter Falk's portrayal of television detective Columbo. Last week, it was discovered that watchmaker Swatch had trademarked the line in May, one month after the introduction of the Apple Watch.
One of the reasons that Apple's timepiece isn't called the iWatch has to do with a threat made by Swatch, which owns the iSwatch trademark. Swatch said that consumers could easily confuse the iWatch and iSwatch names, and promised to take legal action against Apple if necessary.
Today, Swatch announced that a sequel to the Touch Zero One, the Touch Zero Two, will be launched at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The watchmaker will also offer new smartwatches later this year with support for NFC. This could allow the device to be used to make mobile payments and might be perceived as more of a challenge to the Apple Watch.
According to a report from South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper, Around 75% of the application processors (including Processor and RAM) that would power the next generation Apple iPhone 6S will be supplied by Samsung.
While there was no word on the financial details of the deal, as well as which other companies, apart from Samsung, will be supplying the processors, a Reuters report noted that the South Korean company will manufacture the chips in its factory in Austin, Texas.
They are Markets enemies but two of the biggest tech companies in the World, Apple and Samsung. Today, Bloomberg reports that the Korean giant Samsung has put together a team of 200 employee working on designing Apple display panels. This new Samsung team is reported to be formed since April 1st, and is said to be prohibited from discussing Apple business details with any external sources, including Samsung's other teams.
Although Samsung and Apple are direct competitors in multiple markets such as smartphones, tablets, even smartwatches, and the companies have been engaged in a fierce legal battle over the past couple of years, the two tech giants have a long history of collaboration. Samsung started manufacturing various components, mainly display panels, chipsets, and flash memory modules for Apple's iPhone and iPad line-ups starting with the iPhone 4 back in 2010.
The new Samsung team is interpreted by Bloomberg analysts as a sign that the relationship between Apple and Samsung has improved, especially after the two companies dropped their court battles outside of the US.
Apple Watch is Now Available for Pre-order in the U.S. and Canada. All three versions Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition in various color, size, and strap combination, are Now Available.
The prices range from $349 for the base model, which is the 38mm Apple Watch Sport with the Sport Band and goes all the way to an eye-watering $17,000 for the 38mm 18-Karat Yellow Gold Apple Watch Edition with Bright Red Modern Buckle.
As we reported before, We would like to remind you that Apple's first Smartwatch is Powered by a Samsung-made SiP (system-in-package) which is called the "S1" chip. DiGiTimes reports that Samsung has been allegedly employed to provide between 3,000 and 4,000 12-inch silicon wafers for the Apple S1 SiP each month, based on Samsung's 28nm manufacturing process.
Apple announced that its first shiny new wearable device "Apple Watch" will be Available next month (April 24th) Starting from $349 up to $17,000. The device will be powered by "Apple S1" SiP (system-in-package), which is a smaller-sized variation of the SoCs (system-on-chip) that grace the insides of nowadays smartphones and tablets.
Who manufactured the S1 chip that powers Apple's first Watch, its greatest enemy, Samsung. Yes, Apple Watch is Powered by the Samsung-made S1 chip. The Korean giant has also made the A8 chip that's powering the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
DiGiTimes reports that Samsung has been allegedly employed to provide between 3,000 and 4,000 12-inch silicon wafers for the Apple S1 SiP each month, based on Samsung's 28nm manufacturing process.
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