by a range of about one-half to three-quarters of a percentage point.
iWatch Coming in Less Than Two Weeks?
The big rumor of the week is that Apple will unveil the long-awaited iWatch on Sept. 9, which is the date when almost everyone expects Apple to unveil the iPhone 6.
The rumor hit the Internet yesterday (Wednesday) on the Re/Code site, which has a pretty good track record of passing on Apple rumors that turn out to be accurate.
If the rumor turns out to be true, then the iWatch will debut earlier than expected. Previous rumors had pegged October as the most likely release date.
There is no official word from Apple, which hasn’t even publicly acknowledge that it is working on an iWatch, much less saying anything about when it will be ready.
Re/Code and many other observers expect the iWatch will have exciting capabilities for tracking users’ health and fitness data.
Samsung and LG Also Have Smart Watches Coming Out Soon
This morning, Business Insider wrote that Samsung (PNK: SSNLF) and LG (KRX: 066570) reacted to yesterday’s rumor of a Sept. 9 iWatch release date by rushing to issue announcements of their own soon-to-be-released smart watches.
Rumors of iPhone 6 Colors
A French site leaked photos of various parts of the iPhone 6, sparking rumors that the new phone will be available in gold, silver, and gray, the same as the iPhone 5S, or in gold, silver, and black.
Although much of the excitement, anticipation, and rumors this week swirled around the iWatch and iPhone 6, the iPad was not left out completely. Rumors emerged that Apple will release a larger, 12.9-inch version of the iPad early in 2015.
Court Denies Apple’s Request to Ban Samsung Sales
Apple and Samsung have been involved in a long series of patent suits. In the latest news, Apple requested that a court ban the sales of older Samsung phones, including the Galaxy S3, that had previously been found to infringe Apple’s patents. This week, a judge turned down the request, saying that Apple had already received enough payment for the infringement.
The two rivals have agreed to settle all their patent suits that had been brought in courts outside of the United States, but litigation within the U.S. continues.
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By Diana Primavera, ETF Daily News