Apple starts shipping first wave of Apple Watches — Apple Watch is coming in many countries (now New Zealand), and for many, it will arrive as soon as Friday. Lucky Apple Watch buyers who saw an April 24-May 8 estimated shipping date on their pre-orders earlier this month have received notice that April 24 is the big day.
Apple posts final Watch video — Apple added the final three videos to its Apple Watch guided tour series on Thursday. The short videos show how to use Apple Pay as well as the fitness-related Activity and Workout apps.
Apple Watch runs ‘most’ of iOS 8.2, may use A5-equivalent processor — The Apple Watch is using ‘most’ of iOS 8.2, with a new subsystem called Carousel in place of the Springboard homescreen found on iPhones and iPads, developer Steve Troughton-Smith said on Thursday, also suggesting the Watch’s S1 processor appears to be equivalent to the Apple A5.
Apple beefing up Siri, speech and language teams with wave of new openings — Apple on Wednesday and Thursday opened up several job listings related to speech technology, Siri, and language recognition, suggesting intensified work on natural input for future products, AppleInsider has discovered.
Behind Alto’s Adventure — Here’s the interesting story behind the development of Alto’s Adventure, (AWT’s review + gameplay video here) the delightful snowboarding game that has been featured by Apple several times. The story starts when co-creators Ryan Cash and Jordan Rosenberg were just kids playing in the snow, and ends some amazing fan art and other accolades recognising their wonderful game.
Apple under fire once again for inconsistent App Store rule enforcement — Apple’s App Store review policies have found yet another unwanted spotlight after the company allegedly rejected an iOS app update because its developer mentioned Pebble’s competing smartwatch in the app’s metadata.