Apple had an extremely busy seven days last week, covering everything from medical developer tools to WWDC tickets. Here we round up all the biggest stories about Apple in case you missed anything.
Apple Watch delivery
Apple Watch pre-orders may be delivered sooner than expected, despite Apple's website suggesting that people may have to wait as long as June to get their order.
Last week it was reported that pre-orders for the Apple Watch had passed the one million mark on the opening weekend. However, this appeared to hit order times, with various models listed as being available from June.
A report on MacRumours relates that an Apple exec told a concerned buyer that, while a June delivery is stated on its website, there is a good chance that Apple Watch devices will arrive earlier than this.
The comments were made in response to a MacRumours forum user called Andrew, who revealed after voicing his concerns directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook that he was contacted by an executive at Apple who explained this was the case.
As you await delivery of your watch, take a look at our countdown of the best Apple Watch apps for business types, alongside a few tools that everyone will want to get their hands on.
IBM Watson Health Cloud
IBM has set up new healthcare partnerships that bring together Apple, medical companies and the cognitive computing power of IBM's Watson under a new service called Watson Health Cloud.
The firm said that it is working with Apple, Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson on a system that will take information from wearable devices, in this case the Apple Watch, and process it with Watson to make it useful for the healthcare industry.
ResearchKit for the medical community
Apple has made its ResearchKit medical platform available to developers and the healthcare community in a move that could have major implications for medical research and diagnosis.
ResearchKit was introduced in March, and Apple claims that some 60,000 iPhone users have already embraced the resulting research apps which focus on major issues such as asthma, breast cancer, diabetes and Parkinson's disease.
This is a good way of increasing Apple's customer base, which is reflected in its relationship with IBM that has already made use of the health-related output. It also represents a good opportunity for the health community to pull in information about sickness and disease that would not otherwise have been readily available.
Developers can use the open source ResearchKit tools to build their own apps and share them with the community.
Apple WWDC 2015 tickets
Apple has started selling tickets for this year's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), a regular sell-out event at which Apple discusses its plans and shows off planned updates for the iOS and Mac OS X platforms.
WWDC 2015 starts on 8 June at San Francisco's Moscone West. The extravaganza tends to be standing room only, but Apple streams the event online to what it claims are millions of enthusiasts.
What will be announced is unknown at this stage, but a report on 9to5Mac suggests that the iOS 9 overhaul will focus more on stability improvements than major new features.
Apple iOS 8.4 overhauls Music app
Apple began issuing a beta version of iOS 8.4 to developers last week, with a focus on overhauling its Music app and providing Apple Watch app development support within the software development kit.
"With this software, you can develop apps for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8. It now includes WatchKit, a framework for developing Apple Watch apps. You can test your apps using the included iOS Simulator," Apple said.
The release is clearly at an early stage as Apple's notes to developers warn of several known issues like certain features not working or causing devices to crash.
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