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WSJ: iWatch and Larger iPhone Due This Fall

The Wall Street Journal is the latest outlet to throw its weight behind the latest Apple rumors claiming that the company will release both an iWatch and larger iPhone 6 this fall. The WSJ report comes two weeks after unidentified Bloomberg sources revealed that Apple was preparing to begin production on two larger iPhone models. However, the WSJ report only mentioned one iPhone model, not two.

Apple iWatch

The report also said "people familiar with the company’s plans" claim Apple is working on a watch "with advanced sensors to track a user’s fitness and health." Apple recently announced a new Health app that would collect data from third-party apps such as heart rate, calories burned an so on. It has been widely speculated that this app was created to be a companion to the rumored iWatch.

Apple Weekly News Roundup: Facebook vs. Snapchat, Yo, iWatch and More

As expected, Facebook launched its second Snapchat clone after removing Poke from the App Store last month. The new app allows users to send photos and video clips that disappear after a user swipes them away. Facebook's app differs from Snapchat because it forces users to send images or videos before they can view any sent to them. Facebook has been desperately trying to recapture its younger users who have been leaving the company's main service in droves for trendier products such as Yo.

Facebook Slingshot

Unfortunately for Facebook, Yo is already surpassing it in the App Store rankings. The messaging app is currently ranked number 5 on the Apple's Top Free Apps Chart, while Slingshot is nowhere to be found. Yo saw a surge in popularity after the Finacial Times published an article about the app which allows users to send the word "Yo" to their contacts.

UBS Predicts iWatch to Retail for $300, Match iPad in Sales

The rumor mill has been churning out questionable "iWatch" speculations and forecasts for some time now. That the product exists and will launch within a year seems a certainty at this point. If it does launch later this year, UBS analyst Steve Milunovich believes that it could match the iPad's success, selling 21 million units in 2015 and up to 36 million during the following year.

iWatch could match iPad sales

In a note to investors obtained by AppleInsider, Milunovich writes that, with a projected retail price of $300, the iWatch could see margins of around 25% at launch time, increasing to the low 30s over several quarters. He estimates sales

iPhone 6 Rumor Roundup: NFC, Wireless Charging and a Larger Display

Now that the WWDC and iOS 8 are out of the way it is time for our first 2014 rumor roundup starting with an alleged leak of the iPhone 6 shell. The purported images of the rear casing for Apple's next-generation handset were originally published on Nowhereelse.fr. The photos reveal cutouts for new pill shaped volume buttons and the rumored relocated power button.

iPhone 6

Analysts are predicting that Apple will announce a 5.5-inch iPhone alongside the standard 4.7-inch model in late September. If true, it is expected that the power button will be moved to the side of the device to make it easier to access due to its larger form factor.

Reuters: Apple Building Team of Medical Technology Executives to Design iWatch Health and Fitness Platform

Instead of pumping out the normal misinformed next-generation iPhone rumors at a rapid pace, the Apple rumor mill has instead been focused on the iWatch and Apple's rumored suite of upcoming health apps. On Monday, Reuters threw gasoline of the fire by reporting that Apple is "building a team of senior medical technology executives" to work on a health and fitness platform modeled after the App Store.

Healthbook

Rueters claims Apple is under pressure to deliver on CEO Tim Cook's promise that the company will deliver a new product category sometime this year. Apple hasn't released a new device since it introduced the iPad in 2010, and according to industry reports tablet sales are on the decline and are only going to get worse.

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