A mostly quiet week in tech unveiled Cupertino’s plans for the next Apple Watch and more.
Top news stories
Earth Day is almost here
Everything is turning green
To celebrate Earth Day, Apple is promoting “Apps for Earth.” From now until Sunday, April 24, proceeds (including in-app purchases) from 27 popular apps will be given to the World Wildlife Fund. Among our favorites: Enlight, The Earth by Tinybop, and VSCO.
Earth Day 2016 is Friday, April 22.
The “Apple Watch S”
It looks like Apple’s upgrade cycle for its Apple Watch is going to mirror its iPhone line. As such, 2016 will be the year of Cupertino’s so-called “Apple Watch S,” before the company releases a major design overhaul in 2017.
The new Apple Watch will offer “spec improvements with limited changes to form factor design,” signalling a so-called “s” upgrade instead of more significant hardware changes.
Production on the Apple Watch S is expected to begin soon.
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- Motor Trend poorly imagines what the ‘Apple Car’ might look like
- Here’s more proof that Apple is removing the headphone jack on its ‘iPhone 7’
- Sling TV unveils a new multi-stream service featuring FOX content
- The Jan. 1, 1970 iOS device-breaking bug is back for pre-iOS 9.3.1 devices
On the App Store
Our favorites revealed
AppAdvice’s AppLists are popular. These lists are now being updated through a series of posts. Among the lists revealed during the past week: Games That Are Gorgeous, The Best Untraditional News Apps, and Games For The Whole Family.
Expect more lists in the coming weeks and months.
Other app news:
Cases for your new 9.7-inch iPad Pro
For the iPad mini and iPad Air, you can buy a single Smart Case that covers the front and back of your iPad. Not so for the iPad Pro. You can get the same coverage, but you need to buy the Smart Cover and Silicone Case separately. There are advantages to having them as two separate pieces, but it does make full coverage a lot more expensive.
For our full report, click here.
See also: 7 great cases for your new 9.7-inch iPad Pro.