Apple is raking in millions of dollars from sales of wrist straps for the Apple Watch, according to Reuters.
Reuters reported the figures after receiving "exclusive" access to Slice Intelligence data on the Apple Watch.
The research indicated that roughly 20 percent of Apple Watch buyers purchase several wrist straps for the wearable, which retail for $49 to $449 and reportedly cost Apple as little as $2.05 to make.
Apple has not confirmed this figure.
Researchers have reported finding critical zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple's iOS and Mac OS X operating systems that could be used to steal personally identifiable information.
Indiana University's Xiaolong Bai, XiaoFeng Wang and Tongxin Li, with Peking University's Kai Chen and the Georgia Institute of Technology‘s Xiaojing Liao reported the flaws in a joint research paper entitled Unauthorised Cross-App Resource Access on Mac OS X and iOS.
The researchers have codenamed the flaw XARA, and claim that they have alerted Apple about the flaws.
The bugs reportedly affect other operating systems, including Android, and relate to the way app-to-app and app-to-system communications are conducted.
Reports claim that Apple is already working on a second-generation smartwatch. 9to5 Mac reported that a number of unnamed sources had revealed details about a new Apple Watch set for release in 2016.
According to the sources, the Apple Watch 2 will feature a video camera and a new wireless system for greater iPhone independence, and will arrive in a number of new premium-priced models.
The Watch is Apple's first wearable and had a troubled entry into the market. The company has still not released any sales figures for the device since it launched almost two months ago.
Apple has already improved the performance of the Apple Watch, issuing a software update in May designed to squash bugs and improve Siri's voice recognition powers.
Publishers are up in arms following an email from Apple about inclusion in the firm's upcoming News application and the kind of conditions that will be imposed.
The email said that participants are presumed to have accepted Apple's terms and opted in, unless they explicitly opt out.
The email distances Apple from some legal responsibility and distances publishers from control over the kind of advertisements that buffer their content.
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