The Apple Watch will launch in Spring 2015Apple internally confirms the timeframe for the Apple Watch that could go as high as $5000. Will the next iPhone bring a 3D screen? Plus, you can use the Surface Pro 3 as an iPad stand.
[MUSIC] What's happening? Brian Tong here. And welcome to theapplebyte for everything and I mean everything. Good and bad inside the world of Apple. And yes. Last week's episode was running at 60 frames per second on YouTube. And I looked good. Alright. Let's get to the show on the latest report from reputable French website Igen claims the pricing for the iWatch could balloon as high as $5000. Now we already know the entry level Apple watch will start at $50. Igen reports, the stainless steel model will start at $500, while the gold Apple watch price point could start between 4000 to $5000. It's the ultimate bling, bling Apple fashion statement that still needs to be connected to your phone and will only last about a day. Now, other than people that poop out money, is anyone else going to drop that kind of cheddar for a first gen watch? That would make sense for Apple to make a high priced, relatively unattainable watch if they're really trying to target high fashion. Why not? But friends don't let friends buy a $5000 first-gen Apple watch unless they're, getting it for you. And what about that rumored launch target in February of next year or early 2015 from Apple? A report from 9 to 5 Mac says Apple retail senior VP Angela Arnts told retail employees in a video message. That don't need to conserve their energy going into the holiday season, then Chinese New Years. And then we've got a new watch launch coming in Spring. Now I checked the calendar, and the first day of Spring in 2015 is on March the 20th. That's nowhere near February, and you know, it's gonna be releasing way after that. So, I'm sorry if I just let you down. But here's a hug for you. From me. Aah. It's warm huh? All right. A new report from Chinese Economic Daily News newspaper says Apple is working on a 3D phone display. That doesn't require the use of special glasses. And they're actively developing 3D software ecosystems. The report claims Apple's iPhones will be moving from the current in cell display technology that won't be compatible with the 3D tech. The new display is supplied by TPK. Now this is really a stretch even if Apple has filed pens as far back as 2012 showing off 3D IOS interfaces with motion gesture capability. We also saw how adding that feature worked out for the Amazon Fire phone. And honestly, have you even seen anyone using a Fire phone that doesn't work for Amazon? Anyone? Still waiting. Yeah. That's what I thought. All right. A new report from Newfield Wireless finds that U.S. carriers have experience a huge surge in voice over LTE use. With the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus if your carrier has flipped on that switch. With 3G voice calling, dropping by one fifth the normal amount. Now AT&T and Verizon followed that up with an announcement that they will work together to allow their customers to make voice over LTE calls to each other across the network in 2015. Really? A rare instance where carriers appear to be working together for the consumer. And in more news Starwood Hotels has officially launched its SPG keyless service allowing guests to use their iPhones and future Apple watches to unlock their hotel room door. Now I always get to the room just like this. But we know most people really get to their rooms. And need keyless entry like this. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] All right if you haven't been following the activity around the next Steve Jobs bio-pic. The latest is that Christian Bale is bailing on the Steve Jobs. Job and that was the best headline ever. Now Bale withdrew his name from the project with a little curious timing after news leaks that Seth Rogan may be slotted to play Waz. Reports now say producers are now in talk with Michael Fassbender to take on the job of Jobs. so Magneto and the Green Hornet for the first time. Together, on the big screen. And if any of you were watching television recently you know it was election day here in the U.S. CNN has the regular coverage flanked with their team of experts and this time flanked with Microsoft Surface Pros for product placement. The problem, they werent being used to cover the events, they were being used as stand. For the commentators who are using iPads. Whoops. Yeah maybe Microsoft should add that somewhere into their recent Apple bashing ad campaigns. Alright that's gonna do it for this week's show. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet me @briantong and I'll respond after I finish detailing my Crocs [MUSIC] Thanks so much for watching and we'll catch you all next time for another bite of the apple. [MUSIC]