The Apple Watch reviews are in: Fancy, but not necessary.The next Apple TV won't support 4K, diversity comes to emoji with iOS 8.3 and the first Apple Watch reviews are lukewarm.
[MUSIC] [MUSIC] What's good? Brian Tong here, and welcome to The Apple Byte for everything good or bad inside the world of Apple. Now, before we get to the Apple watch reviews, we are always accountable here at The Apple Byte, so. I just wanted to address an error in last week's show at the 4:38 mark where I said iWatch. Are ready for the Apple watch with updates to their iOS apps that include iWatch support. iWatch support. iWatch support. Boo. Yes, I'm sorry. And there were no other errors last week. I am, in fact, 23 years old, but- -Boo! [COUGH] All right, let's get to the show, and the Apple watch reviews are in the verdict. It's the most ambitious smartwatch right now. It's the best-looking one, but it's not essential, and it tells you something when every reviewer says it's not really for everyone. Now, see that Scott Stein says it's more like a fashionable toy than a necessary tool. Re/code's Lauren Goode says that. Smartwatches are still unproven, but Apple has made a pretty strong case for them. And Brian [UNKNOWN] 's mom says why are you wasting your money on that? Thanks, mom. Now I'm waiting until the 24th, like some of you, to purchase one for myself, but I'm pretty sure their reviews would be a little different if they were the ones putting down their own cold hard cash for that. Stainless steel $1,000 setup with multiple bands that Apple provided them. I'm just saying. Now the good news for the most part, it's battery gets through an entire day, but different issues range from the watches interface being slow and sluggish at times, the heart rate tracking not working unless you have a sports band that fits tight to the wrist, and the most important thing being the ability to tell time. Like a subtle twist of the wrist won't always do it and a deliberate shake. Of the wrist it needed for the screen to turn on. Fancy, but not necessary is really the overall theme. And I honestly think a lot of you hardcore Apple fans were hoping for more, but we'll have plenty more to follow up in the coming weeks. [NOISE] All right, Apple has publicly released the official update for OS 10.10.3. with the new photos app. Bug fixes and new emojis we've talked about. iOS 8.3 also received their own update as well, so you can finally get your diverse emojis on, it works for some but not all, you just hold down on an emoji and choose a skin tone color you want. But sadly, you can't change the color of the poo poo. Alright, Apple's officially confirmed the pricing of the bill to order the new Macbook, it starts at 1,299 for. The 1.1 gigahertz intel processor. Now if you want to processor bumped to 1.3 gigahertz that will cost and extra $250, and you might want to probably consider that after the recent Geekbench test compared it performance wise to the top tier Macbook Air. From 2011. So like I've said before, great design but wait until more power comes to this machine. Now a French website has revealed a video and images of what's believed to be the rear shell of the fourth generation iPad Mini. They aren't official, but it takes design from the current iPad air and also uses similar single row of holes for the speaker grill as well. Apple has released new ipads in the late October time frame last past years, and we can probably expect the same. Now, LG might be getting a little head of itself with a recent explainer on the future of 8k resolution screens and calling it the future of display technology. They also claimed that. Apple will announce the iMac 8K with a super high resolution display later this year. Yes. Now it could be a mistake of course. They are probably testing them but this is another wait and see. In the meantime Apple should probably focus on 4k or at least. To get up to speed there first before jumping into AK. That's because a follow up report from BuzzFeed's John Patscotski claims that the fourth generation Apple TV that is rumored to some this year will not support 4K video initially with this source saying that 4K is great, but it's still in its infancy. Now Netflix and Amazon are offering 4k content right now but it's extremely limited. And the current A8 chip in the iPhone 6 plus has been shown to be 4K capable but really it's Apple's M.O. to wait until new standards have widespread adoption before jumping in. And before we go just wanted to send a shout out to two. Specific apple byters all the way from Colombia. Pablo and Felipe thanks for watching. And I know you guys are probably running around in circles right now. All right, that's gonna do it for this week's show. You can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @briantong and I'll answer if I'm awake. Thanks so much for watching. We'll catch you all next time for another byte of the apple. [MUSIC] I'll just. No, I'll just. No, I'll just be like this. Charlie, I'll just be like this. Stick my hip out. [INAUDIBLE] Yeah. Why are you wasting your money on that? That's >. Okay, that's a wrap. 4:30, is that good? Oh, what time is it right now? It's about 347. Yeah, that's fine. Okay.