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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple invites fashion publications to Sept. 9 event, signaling likely 'iWatch' focus

09/06/2014, 06:09 pm

With a large number of high profile fashion editors and bloggers invited to Apple's Sept. 9 media event, it's expected that the company wants to win the favor of the fashion industry for its anticipated entrance into the emerging wearable devices market, potentially positioning the "iWatch" as more of a chic statement than geeky gadget.

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Apple employees 'have set low expectations' for 'iWatch' battery life - report

09/05/2014, 03:09 pm

One of the biggest issues associated with color touchscreen smartwatches has been battery life, and the same problems may persist with Apple's first foray into the wrist-borne wearable devices market, according to a new report.

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Sight unseen, Apple's competitors expect 'iWatch' to help establish wearable computing market

09/05/2014, 01:09 pm

Apple's role as the top trendsetter in technology is so well established that even rival companies Samsung and LG are openly admitting they hope the "iWatch," whatever it actually is, will help expand the market for wearable devices beyond niche status.

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Apple's 'iWatch' has flexible sapphire screen & wireless charging, 'iPhone 6' to offer one-handed mode, NYT says

09/04/2014, 03:09 pm

As hype builds for Apple's Sept. 9 announcement, yet another report chimes in with alleged details, saying the company's wearable "iWatch" will sport a flexible screen and wireless charging, while the company's larger iPhone models will apparently offer a one-handed mode for ease of use.

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Both Apple's 'iPhone 6' and 'iWatch' will offer NFC e-wallet payments, WSJ reaffirms

09/04/2014, 12:09 pm

Yet another publication chimed in on Thursday to say that Apple's next iPhone and its anticipated wearable "iWatch" will support near-field communications technology to enable wireless payments, while the "iWatch" is also said to sport a curved OLED display.

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Apple's 'iWatch' to have two sizes, 8GB storage, multiple material & color options for 2015 launch - report

09/04/2014, 09:09 am

With Apple design chief Jony Ive reportedly confident of the so-called "iWatch's" chances when pitted against the famous Swiss watchmakers, a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that Apple will offer its upcoming wearable -- which is unlikely to hit shelves before 2015 -- in at least two sizes with 8 gigabytes of internal storage and a variety of color and material options, including gold

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Jony Ive reportedly says 'iWatch' will be trouble for Switzerland

09/03/2014, 09:09 pm

Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive reportedly put the entire country of Switzerland on notice in touting the company's long-rumored wearable device, suggesting a fit and finish comparable to or surpassing that of traditional watches.

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Apple has discussed charging 'around $400' for its wearable 'iWatch' - report

08/30/2014, 07:08 pm

Apple's anticipated "iWatch" may carry a price of around $400 when it goes on sale, though the wearable device is likely to be offered at a range of price points, according to a new report.

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Apple's wearable 'iWatch' not expected to ship until early 2015

08/29/2014, 11:08 am

Though Apple is expected to unveil its hotly anticipated "iWatch" at a forthcoming Sept. 9 event, the device won't actually ship to consumers for some time, potentially missing the holiday season entirely and arriving in stores in early 2015, according to a new report.

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Apple again rumored to unveil 'iWatch' alongside next-gen iPhones on Sept. 9

08/28/2014, 06:08 pm

Seemingly corroborating recent claims that Apple will launch its long-awaited "iWatch" wearable at an upcoming iPhone special event, Bloomberg on Thursday reported that the company decided to pair the two hardware announcements in order to "manage expectations" of the hotly anticipated wearable.

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Apple expected to unveil 'iWatch' alongside 'iPhone 6' at Sept. 9 event

08/27/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple's hotly anticipated "iWatch" may be introduced to the public sooner than expected, with a new report claiming the device will be formally unveiled at an anticipated Sept. 9 event, where the next-generation iPhone is also expected to debut.

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Apple's 12-inch Retina MacBook Air given vague 15-month launch window by DigiTimes

08/27/2014, 07:08 am

The latest rumor on Apple's anticipated redesign of the MacBook Air casts a particularly wide net, suggesting that a thinner model could launch either this fall, or it could miss the holiday shopping season and debut at some point in 2015.

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Apple manufacturing costs spike to highest-ever levels, seen signaling huge 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' launches

08/25/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple's manufacturing and component purchase commitments reached a record $15.4 billion last quarter, leading one analyst to tell investors on Monday that Apple is gearing up for a blockbuster fall with the launch of an "iPhone 6" and rumored "iWatch."

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Document claims to detail 'Phosphorus,' a mysterious chip for Apple's 'iPhone 6' [u]

08/25/2014, 07:08 am

Apple's so-called "iPhone 6" may include a new chip code-named "Phosphorus" for analyzing new data, such as barometric pressure of the surrounding environment of the company's motion coprocessor, a new schematic suggests [updated].

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Apple's interest in reversible USB plugs detailed in new patent application

08/21/2014, 09:08 am

While a reversible "Type-A" USB connector may not meet the specifications of a certified USB cable, Apple has nevertheless shown interest in building one, a newly published patent application reveals.

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Continued production issues may force Apple to delay 'iWatch' until 2015, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims

08/19/2014, 03:08 pm

With a number of issues allegedly still standing between Apple and the launch of its anticipated wrist-worn device, the so-called "iWatch" may not even see the light of day until next year, the latest missive from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests.

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Intel's 'Core M' chip announcement suggests Broadwell-based MacBook Pros won't arrive until 2015

08/11/2014, 02:08 pm

Intel on Monday announced that its first low-power Broadwell chips will hit the market in limited quantities before the end of the year, and that those processors will be intended for premium tablet- and hybrid-style devices, strongly implying that next-generation chips bound for Apple's popular MacBook Pro lineup won't be available until 2015 at the earliest.

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Plethora of alleged 'iPhone 6' parts show Apple logo, cables & camera ring

08/11/2014, 08:08 am

The latest series of leaked parts show a number of components claimed to be for a future "iPhone 6," including more evidence of an embedded rear logo, along with an assortment of internal cables, and what could be a closer look at the ring that will cover the device's rear camera lens.

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Offhand comment stirs hope that Apple could announce 'iWatch' in Sept. [u]

08/08/2014, 05:08 pm

In a short blog post about Motorola's upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, the well-connected John Gruber caused a stir by seemingly saying Apple will launch "their wrist wearable thing" in September, though he later clarified that his comments were a "joke" and not based on any inside information.

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Apple's future iPhones could hide FaceTime camera & flash inside earpiece grille

08/07/2014, 09:08 am

The clean and simple design of Apple's iconic iPhone could become even simpler, thanks to a new concept that describes concealing the FaceTime camera within the earpiece speaker slot, and even adding a camera flash module that would illuminate forward facing pictures.

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