Here are your Apple Rumors for today:
Swift: Apple (AAPL) has made its Swift programming language open source, reports 9to5Mac. The tech company had previously announced that it would make Swift open source earlier this year. This change means that it will be open to more developers and that these developers can change the language. It also means that people will continue to have access to the coding language should AAPL ever decided to switch to a new one. Developers that are interested in the language can download the raw language compiler, standard library and some pieces of Foundation. AppKit and UIKit are still only able to be used for Mac and iOS app development.
Band: Apple has filed a patent for a display inside the Apple Watch’s band, AppleInsider notes. The patent is titled “Woven Display” and it would do just what it sounds like it does. To achieve a display inside of the bands for its smartwatches, the company would weave light pipe fibers into the fabrics. This display would act as a way for owners of the devices to see basic information without having to activate their Watches. It could display the date, time and temperature, along with other pieces of information.
iPhone: A new rumor claims that a 4-inch iPhone is on the way, reports MacRumors. This rumor comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a solid track record when comes to rumors related to upcoming AAPL products. Kuo claims that the new 4-inch iPhone, possibly called the iPhone 6c, will be released early next year and that it will have a metal case. This matches up with previous rumors about the device. He also claims that it will be powered by an A9 processor, support Apple Pay and have curved cover glass. The analysts also believes that the new smartphone will come in at least two to three different colors and will have the same camera as the iPhone 5s. He expects the tech company to ship 20 million of the devices in 2016.