Apple's Slice of Medical Industry, Apple TV Hardware and Competition, with John Martellaro - ACM 507

Apple says that it wants a tiny sliver of the ginormous medical industry, and Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest-cohost John Martellaro to discuss what that might look like. They also discuss Apple TV hardware, what Apple’s new TV+ announcement might mean for its hardware business, and the state of Apple TV’s competition.

DIY: How to Make Apple Watch Bands

Andrew O’Hara put together a neat DIY video on how to make Apple Watch bands. He tells you what parts and tools you”ll need and how to put it all together.

By putting the band together yourself, you have so many more options opened up to you. Your watch can now represent you and your style without being limited by the Apple Watch market or the steep markups we see for the best bands.

Sell these on Etsy and use words like “bespoke” and “artisanal.” You’ll be drowning in cash.

Apple Sold 10.4M Apple Watches in 4Q18

Apple sold 10.4 million Apple Watches in quarter 4 of 2018 (4Q18). The Series 4 remains a strong seller and should remain the market leader as more healthcare organizations utilize the device.

The worldwide market for wearable devices grew 31.4% during the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q18), reaching a new high of 59.3 million units according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker.

Apple has the number one spot in a list of five companies. Other companies include Xiaomi #2, Huawei #3, Fitbit #4, and Samsung #5.

Series 3 Apple Watch With GPS: $269.99

We have a deal on the Series 3 Apple Watch With GPS. I’m linking directly to the deal for a 38mm white Apple Watch with GPS for $269.99, which is $9.01 off retail. You can also choose the black model from a pulldown-menu, as well as the black and white versions of the 42mm for $304.99, which is $4.01 off retail.

Apple Watch Health Features Can Change Medicine

Apple Watch health features and fitness tracking have the potential to change medicine. Dan Hon writes how his friend’s Apple Watch helped him.

One day, while I was testing my own Apple Watch, Tom was deconstructing a rack of network equipment. He suddenly noticed his heart was pounding. Then he began feeling dizzy. Next came tunnel vision. He needed to sit down.

I think more and more health features will come to the Apple Watch,, such as blood glucose monitoring.

New Hermès Apple Watch Faces Coming with watchOS 5.2

Apple Watch Series 4 Hermès owners can look forward to new faces. They will become available with the release of watchOS 5.2.  9to5Mac reported that the new faces will have a new pink and blue gradient style.  As with previous faces from the designer, users will only be able to have one complication on the face. That complication will show the date, a different timezone or stopwatch. Hermès and Nike are exclusive third-party partners, designing exclusive faces for the Apple Watch.

As discovered by French blog WatchGeneration.fr (via Google Translate), owners of the designer Apple Watch will see a new gradient style Hermès watch face in two colors: Cherry/Sakura and Bleu (pink and blue). And just like the other Hermès Apple Watch faces for the Series 4, these will adapt based on where the hour and minute hands are.