The young German fashion tech-label, WRBLS has launched a Kickstarter for its first line of "fashionable and functional" Apple Watch sport bands. WRBLS was created due to the lack of individual and affordable bands offered by Apple. The WRBLS team believes the Apple Watch is more than just a device that you wear on your wrist, and that it"represents a unique lifestyle and constitutes a sophisticated fashion item that lets its users stand out from the crowd." This is why the fashion tech-label has decided to use Kickstarter to launch its first three collections: Urban Stylers, Business Casual and Sporty.
Speculation surrounding the next generation 4-inch iPhone continues, with more iPhone 6c leaks surfacing online. Existing devices received a minor iOS 9.2.1 update, bringing no new features but fixing a long list of security vulnerabilities in iOS 9.2. Apple Pay already works in China, and in Apple Watch news the exclusive Hermès collection can now be purchased online. Also, the iPhoneFAQ is looking for writers to join our team! Get details in the latest news roundup below.
Since last October, getting the designer Apple Watch from Hermès required a visit to the store. Not just any store either, as the exclusive Hermès collection was only carried at a limited number of locations. This has all changed, with the collection now available on the Apple Store online and at Hermes.com. These unique versions of the Apple Watch are the result of a partnership between Apple and the Paris-based luxury goods manufacturer.
It looks like Santa delivered a lot Fitbit tracking devices this Christmas. The free Fitbit iOS app topped Apple’s app chart on Christmas Day, according to QZ. The sudden explosion in Fitbit app downloads suggests that a lot of people were activating a new fitness tracker on December 25th. The Fitbit app has also been one of the most downloaded health and fitness apps in all of December, according to App Annie. This could spell trouble for Apple who was also pushing their own wearable device this Christmas, but it is impossible to tell since neither Apple or Fitbit have publically reported sales.
Apple is hot on the heels of Fitbit for the top spot in the worldwide wearables market, according to IDC. The Apple Watch has seen a slight bump in sales from an estimated 3.6M units in Q2 to 3.9M in Q3. This makes Apple the number two wearables vendor worldwide after Fitbit, with Chinese vendor Xiaomi finishing third, and newcomer XTC helping knock Samsung out of the top five.