Wearables & Gadgets

WSJ: Apple will release larger iPhone and a ‘smartwatch with advanced sensors’ this fall

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CEO Tim Cook is reportedly seeking out new Apple board members. The Wall Street Journal suggests that the Steve Jobs era of Apple is over and Tim Cook’s era is fully underway. An unknown former employee said in the report that “Steve was a wartime CEO, while Tim is a peacetime CEO.” Apparently, ‘people familiar with the company,’ reveal that Cook is looking to bring a fresh life to the Apple’s eight-person board as majority of them are aged 63 or older and have been present for over a decade.

In addition, the WSJ confirms the vast amount of other rumours that have surfaced with Apple launching a larger iPhone and smartwatch in the fall, possibly October timeframe. “People familiar with the company’s plans say that Apple is working on a smartwatch with advanced sensors to track a user’s fitness and health. Apple is expected to introduce the new device, as well as a larger iPhone, in the fall,” said the report.

Reuters recently confirmed similar rumours about Apple’s upcoming products, stating it will come to market with a wearable device with a 2.5-inch touchscreen, support wireless charging, and will be “slightly rectangular,” with a “watch face protrud[ing] slightly from the band, creating an arched shape, and will feature a touch interface and wireless charging capabilities.”

Apple declined to comment.