Apple says wearables are coming

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has been taking part in AllThingsD‘s big annual conference, D11, and he’s been a little franker than we might have expected about up and coming products. In Apple terms, he could be positively described as blabber-mouthed in an hour and twenty minute chat on-stage chat with Walt Mossberg and Katherine Boehret, since he says explicitly…

On wearables

I think the wrist is interesting

On Apple Maps

We screwed up, and we’re not there yet.


It continues to be an area of great interest.

Jesting aside, it’s a great interview and well worth watching over at AllThingsD. The big news is that yes, Apple are looking at something like a watch or other wearables, and there’s something big waiting in the wings to be announced soon. Also, and most interesting, Cooks says that he’s keep to open up Apple’s APIs a bit so that developers can innovate with some of iOS’ core functions, although the chances of getting Android-like customisations and keyboard replacements is slim.

Adam Oxford

Adam Oxford

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar,, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.