Here are your Apple Rumors for today:
Time: Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) isn’t allowing any Watch apps that tell time, reports MacRumors. Several developers have reported trying to submit apps that tell time, only to have them rejected. The tech company’s guidelines were updated to include a new rule concerning this. However, some developers have had trouble with apps that don’t tell time, but have a similar interface. It’s likely that Apple is looking to maintain control over the main feature of the Watch, which it has claimed is an incredibly accurate timepiece.
Patent: Apple has been awarded a new patent for a 3D system to detect movement, AppleInsider notes. The new patent would use cameras and software to determine movement from a user. It would also be able to detect depth and use this for certain applications. The main use of the system described in the documents approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office would be to track finger and hand movement. It’s possible that the tech company is hoping to use this technology to allow for hand and finger gestures to control its devices, such as the Apple TV or MacBooks.
iPhone: One rumor claims that there might not be a new iPhone this year, reports BGR. According to the rumor, which comes from unnamed sources, the tech company may forgo a new iPhone this year due to the continuing strong sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The tech company has currently sold 60 million units of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which is more than the 50 million that were expected. These sources claim that sales of the devices will stay strong in the June quarter and that this could lead to no new iPhones being introduced this year.