With few physical changes expected in the next iPhone, it's become emblematic of a problem with the broader smartphone industry: It's just not that exciting anymore.
Apple's Internet-connected-television device hasn't been updated in three years. A new box, expected Wednesday, will give Apple fans what they've wanted -- and what everyone else already enjoys.
The device will launch in Europe early next year, and the company also showed off new speakers and talked up a streaming gaming service.
Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.
Despite warnings from Apple, users continue to alter their iPhones to be more flexible.
Samsung's newest smartwatches work with the most recent Android phones and support Samsung Pay, among other features.
The search giant is hoping to give smartwatches powered by Google-made software a jolt of popularity. How? By opening them up to the Apple faithful.
Company reports that its smartphone division also had some trouble in the second quarter as unit shipments fell 3 percent year over year.
Also coming soon: Skylake, the code name for Intel's sixth-generation Core processor aimed at PCs, is slated to drop during the second half of 2015.
The smartphone giant expects second-quarter operating profit to decline 4 percent and miss analysts' expectations.