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Apple Daily: Apple TV and Apple Watch Update Rumors, Steve Jobs Movie Trailer, New Macs Incoming?

Lots of news and rumors on the Apple hardware front today: Apple apparently has big improvements planned for its first Apple Watch software update, as well as what could be huge news for Apple TV. Furthmore, updated Macs are rumored to hit as early as this week! In other news, we no longer have to rely on leaked pictures from the set — we’ve got a honest-to-goodness official trailer of the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic to cap off our Apple Daily for Monday.

Apple Watch Improvements Coming; New Apple TV Update

Apple Watch isn’t quite one month old yet, but new software powering the wearable appears to already be on the way. 9to5Mac today reported on upcoming improvements to Watch OS, which a “proven source” claims will address recent security concerns with a new feature called “Find My Watch” that helps owners do just that by using what’s supposedly known as “Smart Leashing” to pinpoint the device’s location relative to the iPhone it’s paired with.

Apple Watch Digital Crown

Although that particular feature may not arrive until later in the year, Apple is said to be experimenting with new health features, such as a way to notify the wearer of an irregular heartbeat and add monitors for blood pressure, sleep tracking, and oxygen saturation. Developers will also be happy to learn Apple is working on third-party watch face Complications, with Twitter specifically mentioned by the source.

Perhaps event more significantly, the rumored new Apple TV will apparently finally open the door to third-party developers, thanks to a new “TVKit” SDK. This development could be huge for Apple TV; if true, it may very well make its public debut at the WWDC event in three weeks.

Rumor: New MacBook Pro, iMac Models Arriving Wednesday

In the market for a new Mac? If you’re after a 15-inch MacBook Pro or 27-inch iMac, it might pay to delay that purchase another day or two. French website MacG (via Google Translate) today reported that Apple may introduce spec bumps for those very models, possibly arriving as early as this Wednesday.

MacBook Pro two-up

The report claims the 15-inch MacBook Pro will get an expected Force Touch trackpad update, although it’s unclear if updated Intel Broadwell processors will be part of the mix, given those chips aren’t expected until July or August. The 27-inch iMac is even more of a mystery, with the unnamed source pointing a finger in the direction of the non-Retina, higher-end model as ripe for a spec bump. Both systems have had shipping delays from the Apple Online Store in recent days, which is often a good sign that something new is on the way.

Universal Releases First Look at Steve Jobs Movie

The Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie has had a long, strange trip from conception to execution, but ahead of the October 9 release date, we’re finally getting our first look at the film. On Monday, Universal Pictures released an official trailer just over a minute long, which is primarily a single shot from behind of actor Michael Fassbinder playing the late Apple co-founder as he prepares for one of his legendary keynotes. Toward the end of the trailer, you’ll get a quick peek at other stars including Seth Rogan as Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, and Jeff Daniels as John Sculley. We’ve got the link embedded below, so have a look!

President Obama Uses iPhone for First Personal Tweet

Like him or not, it’s hard to disagree that President Obama’s endorsement can be pretty signifcant. And this morning, he kinda, sorta gave his endorsement to the iPhone. Though there have been other official White House Twitter accounts for a while, the President finally got his own personal Twitter account (@POTUS) this morning, and wouldn’t you know it — his first tweet was apparently sent via Twitter for iPhone.

However, this doesn’t mean that Obama has traded in his old, widely reported, super-secure Blackberry for an iPhone full time; according to Buzzfeed, the iPhone wasn’t Obama’s personal device, but is registered to the Executive Office of the President.

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