The word “wearable” was once merely an adjective describing an article of clothing that was easy to wear. Now “wearable” refers to a mobile device that users wear on their body, and this latter wearable was a major topic of discussion last week.
The reason for this topicality is, like last September and the September before that and so on and so forth since the dawn of iPhone, Apple held one of its special look-at-all-of-our-new-things event. This year, the centerpiece of that event was perhaps the most eagerly anticipated wearable since Google Glass: the Apple Watch. Summing up the types of people that anticipate these devices can be classified into these four groups.Read more
The attorney general of the U.S. state of Connecticut is concerned about the privacy implications of Apple Watch’s handling of consumers’ health information. In a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, George Jepsen has asked for a meeting with company representatives to discuss his concerns about how personal consumer information collected through the Apple Watch will be stored.
Apple unveiled earlier this month a digital watch that will double as a fitness tracker and run a variety of apps. The company said the watches will be available next year. Jepsen wants to know whether personal and health information will be stored on the Apple Watch itself and/or on its servers.Read more