Apple: Watch apps must be stand-alone
Apple has changed the rules for Watch developers with a mandate that they must work without an iPhone going forward. Apps have always required a connected iPhone to work but that's now changed. This means that Apple Watch apps must be self-contained and execute entirely on the Watch.
Apple sales drop and what that might mean
The latest results reported by Apple show that sales have dropped for the first quarter in a while. ZDNet has the full story and projects what this might mean for the big company.
iPad Pro leading tablet
Tablet sales are dropping but the relatively new category of detachables is showing gains. That will probably not continue long but it has OEMs scrambling to produce models with a higher return. Numbers from IDC show that Apple's tablet is leading the pack. Given the Smart Keyboard the iPad Pro is a tablet that can also be a detachable model.
Smartphone market shrinks globally
Pundits are jumping on Apple for dropping iPhone sales but the truth is smartphone sales are dropping globally. ZDNet has the full story along with numbers that show just how far the market has dropped.