Apple iWatch Swatch Smartwatch

There’s no Swatch in your future iWatch

By on July 24, 2014 at 7:15 AM.

There’s no Swatch in your future iWatch

Apple is widely expected to launch at least a couple of different iWatch models this fall, that will be laden with many sensors for fitness and health purposes, and connect to iPhones for notifications and other data. While VentureBeat has learned from sources in the know that Apple has bigger smartwatch plans than that, as the company is working with famed watch giant Swatch on releasing several other iWatch models, the Swiss company told Bloomberg that it doesn’t plan to work with Apple on the iWatch. More →

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Apple iTime Smartwatch

Is the ‘iTime’ Apple’s second smartwatch?

By on July 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Is the ‘iTime’ Apple’s second smartwatch?

As the age of the smartwatch begins, everyone is keeping a close eye on Apple. Considering the outrageous success of the iPhone, analysts and consumers alike believe that Apple might be able to turn the wearable industry on its head with a device that’s both functional and fashionable, but there’s still a lot we don’t know. The situation has become even more complicated this week as Patently Apple reports that Apple recently won a patent for something called the iTime, a wearable device with an entirely different feature set than the rumored iWatch. More →

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Apple iWatch Specs Rumor

New report claims Apple will release three different iWatches

By on July 15, 2014 at 10:56 AM.

New report claims Apple will release three different iWatches

Is Apple taking a page from Samsung’s classic gadget spam playbook? G for Games points us to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News claiming that Apple is planning to release three different versions of its fabled iWatch — one version with a 1.6-inch display and two different versions with a 1.8-inch display, with only one version having a display that’s made from sapphire. More →

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Apple iWatch Price and Sales

Report says Apple ‘fanboys’ will make the iWatch an incredible success

By on July 14, 2014 at 2:14 PM.

Report says Apple ‘fanboys’ will make the iWatch an incredible success

The smartwatch market is dominated by Samsung, followed by Sony and Pebble, according to a mid-May Strategy Analytics report, but that may change as soon as Apple’s rumored iWatch launches. Obtained by Forbes, a new research note from Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty reveals that Apple’s ecosystem strength and consumer loyalty are going to drive an incredible amount of sales in the first year alone. More →

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Apple iWatch Release Date

Apple’s iWatch has reportedly been delayed

By on July 11, 2014 at 7:40 AM.

Apple’s iWatch has reportedly been delayed

Expected to launch this fall, Apple’s iWatch smartwatch may be delayed, a new note obtained by MacRumors from KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo reveals. The well-connected insider who has offered many accurate details about unreleased Apple devices now says that mass-production for the iWatch is set for November. Previously, the same Kuo said that the smartwatch would hit mass-production in late September. More →

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iWatch Android Wear

Surprise: You can have an ‘iWatch’ right now

By on July 10, 2014 at 12:32 PM.

Surprise: You can have an ‘iWatch’ right now

Apple’s upcoming first foray into the emerging wearables market is expected to launch this coming October, and numerous reports suggest it will be called the “iWatch.” With a focus on notifications as well as health and fitness tracking, the device will seemingly be a lot like smartwatches that are already on the market, but likely with some added design flair that only Apple can deliver. Of course, there will hopefully also be some extra functionality mixed in, considering the fact that current smartwatches don’t offer very much in the way of truly compelling features.

But if you happen to have an Android Wear watch already or if you’re buying one soon, you don’t have to wait to get an “iWatch.” More →

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Apple IWatch

Apple makes new moves as it prepares to attack wearables

By on July 9, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Apple makes new moves as it prepares to attack wearables

Last month, Apple made two key hires as it continues to bolster its team of wearables experts ahead of its highly anticipated iWatch launch, which will undoubtedly be the first of many wearable devices Apple will release in the coming years. After Nike recently discontinued its FuelBand product line, stating that it will instead focus on software, several members of the 80-person FuelBand team were let go. Now, as 9to5Mac reports, two of them have joined Apple. More →

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iWatch Release Date

Apple’s iWatch again said to launch in October

By on July 3, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Apple’s iWatch again said to launch in October

As rumors of various Apple device launches continue to pile up, it’s looking increasingly likely that Apple is on its way to having the biggest holiday season of all time. For those keeping score, we’re now supposedly looking forward to seeing two brand new iPhone 6 models, a refreshed iPad Air, a tweaked iPad mini, a Retina MacBook Air, a revamped Apple TV and a brand new iWatch all debut in the span of a few months. We’re not sure how Apple will manage to maintain growth in next year’s holiday quarter, but for the time being, it looks like Apple fans have plenty to look forward to in 2014.

Now, yet another report has popped up to support claims that Apple will launch its highly anticipated iWatch this coming October. More →

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iWatch iOS 8 Concept Video

Fascinating iWatch concept brings iOS 8 to a curved 2.5-inch display

By on July 2, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Fascinating iWatch concept brings iOS 8 to a curved 2.5-inch display

We’ve seen plenty of iWatch concept images and videos over the past several months, but now that we know at least one version of the iWatch’s display is expected to stretch to 2.5 inches, it might be time to re-imagine Apple’s first entry into wearables. SET Solution, the same consulting company that mocked up its own vision of the iPad Pro earlier this year, is back with a concept video of the iWatch that really puts the 2.5-inch display into perspective. More →

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iWatch News

The iWatch’s ‘killer app’ might surprise us all

By on July 1, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

The iWatch’s ‘killer app’ might surprise us all

As speculation surrounding what Apple is going to do in wearable technology with its so-called iWatch grows, excitement is building. However, with watches from companies like Samsung, Motorola and others having seen mix results so far, investors, the media and consumers are wondering: what’s the best use case for it?

Voice messaging. More →

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Apple iWatch Fitness Features

Another key iWatch hire shows how Apple could put other smartwatches to shame

By on June 27, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Another key iWatch hire shows how Apple could put other smartwatches to shame

The smartwatch market has suddenly got very crowded over the last year, in good part thanks to the five different smartwatches Samsung has released in the last eight months alone. So how will Apple differentiate itself when the iWatch finally comes to market this fall? From what we’ve heard, it seems Apple is going to position the iWatch as the ultimate fitness tracking machine that will reportedly pack 10 different sensors you can use to check up on your health. And now Network World has spotted a recent Apple hire who could help make the iWatch even better than what we’ve been expecting. More →

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Apple iWatch Specs Features

Now we know how Apple will make the iWatch into the ultimate fitness device

By on June 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

Now we know how Apple will make the iWatch into the ultimate fitness device

It’s been a big news week for Apple’s iWatch and now 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has weighed in with a new report that claims Apple has been working with several professional athletes — including Lakers star Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Kings right winger Dustin Brown and an unnamed member of the Boston Red Sox — to make sure the iWatch can hold up under the most strenuous of conditions. Gurman says that these athletes have been testing out all aspects of the iWatch, including widely expected features such as its heart-rate monitor and its step tracker, as well as other features that “read a person’s hydration levels, blood pressure, and sweat.” More →

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