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Topic: Future Hardware

Apple Watch battery will be replaceable to extend device's lifespan

03/10/2015, 09:03 am

In the event that the Apple Watch battery needs to be replaced, Apple technicians will be able to swap the component out, although the company hasn't elaborated on how the replacement process will be handled.


Apple Watch's IPX7 water resistance good for washing hands, but not for swimming

03/09/2015, 06:03 pm

One of the last remaining questions surrounding the Apple Watch was answered Monday, when Apple revealed that its forthcoming wearable would be rated to the IPX7 waterproofing standard.


Apple Watch bands priced from $49 for sport to $449 for link bracelet, chargers cost $29/$39

03/09/2015, 03:03 pm

Pricing for accessories for the new Apple Watch was also revealed on Monday, with swappable bands carrying a wide range from $49 to $449. In addition, charging cables will be priced differently for different cord lengths [updated].


Apple Watch Edition's gold case undergoes unique hardening process, hand polishing during manufacturing

03/09/2015, 03:03 pm

Following Monday's "Spring forward" event, Apple updated its website with a few expository videos relating to Apple Watch, including a clip detailing the production process each gold Apple Watch Edition unit goes through prior to sale.


Apple Watch will feature 'all-day' battery life of 18 hours

03/09/2015, 03:03 pm

The Apple Watch will need to be recharged nightly, as Apple revealed on Monday that its upcoming wearable accessory will offer an average of 18 hours of runtime on a single charge.


Apple Watch will launch on April 24, preorders and hands-on previews start April 10

03/09/2015, 02:03 pm

Users will be able to own an Apple Watch in nine countries starting April 24, but they'll be able to try out the wrist-worn device in special previews starting at Apple Stores two weeks earlier.


Apple Watch Edition to start at $10,000, availability will be limited

03/09/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple's high-end 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition will be a luxury priced item and the most expensive it has ever offered, starting at $10,000 and available in extremely limited quantities, the company revealed on Monday.


Steel Apple Watch collection pricing will range from $549 to $1099 depending on band selection

03/09/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple's mid-range Apple Watch, featuring a stainless steel body, will start at $549 for the entry-level 38-millimeter size, while the larger 42-millimeter will start at $599.


Apple Watch Sport will cost $349 for 38mm model, $399 for 42mm size

03/09/2015, 02:03 pm

The upcoming Apple Watch will carry a $50 premium for the larger screen size, Apple revealed on Monday, with a $349 starting price applying to the smaller 38-millimeter Apple Watch Sport version.


Apple in talks with fashion retailer Nordstrom about carrying Apple Watch

03/09/2015, 11:03 am

Apple has reportedly held talks with retailer Nordstrom, a move that hints that the Apple Watch could be available to purchase from upscale third-party fashion sellers, in addition to Apple's own retail stores.


Future Apple Watches could include platinum models - report

03/09/2015, 09:03 am

Apple has been evaluating platinum for future versions of the Apple Watch, and may be using ceramic blending to achieve the extra-durable gold in first-generation Edition units, according to a new report.


Apple preps to 'Spring Forward' with Apple Events channel on Apple TV, shutters online store

03/09/2015, 09:03 am

With just hours remaining before Apple executives take the stage at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for an event that is expected to focus on the Apple Watch, the company has re-added its "Apple Events" channel to the Apple TV set-top box and temporarily halted sales in its online store.


Apple's Eddy Cue explains Apple Pay on Apple Watch at NBA game [u]

03/07/2015, 12:03 am

Oracle Arena, home of the Golden State Warriors, became the second NBA venue to adopt Apple Pay on Friday, and Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue was on hand to explain how the service will work with Apple Watch.


Apple Watch battery life reportedly 'much better' than anticipated thanks to power saving features

03/06/2015, 05:03 pm

The Apple Watch's battery life should be significantly better in the shipping product than some early accounts suggested, one report says, while the device itself could fundamentally change the way users interact with their iPhones.


What to expect at Apple's 'Spring Forward' event on Monday

03/06/2015, 12:03 pm

Apple's executive team is set to take the stage next week for the first time this year, with the spotlight shining squarely on the hotly-anticipated Apple Watch. AppleInsider takes a look at what we're likely to hear from Tim Cook & Co. on Monday.


Jony Ive's publicity tour continues as he discusses Apple Watch design in new interview

03/06/2015, 09:03 am

Continuing his evolution from behind-the-scenes design czar to company-fronting rock star, Apple's Jony Ive granted an interview to one of his hometown newspapers this week and revealed his reasons for joining Apple, touched on his friendship with Steve Jobs, and discussed the design of the Apple Watch.


Secret Apple lab allows early Apple Watch access to developers from Facebook, BMW, others

03/05/2015, 09:03 pm

Apple reportedly granted developers from big-name companies monitored access to Apple Watch at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., in hopes of building out a solid initial app offering when the device launches in April.


Apple Watch reportedly features unannounced diagnostics port under strap connector

03/05/2015, 06:03 pm

A report on Thursday claims the upcoming Apple Watch boasts a mysterious data connection port, previously undisclosed by Apple, that is currently being used for diagnostics and testing.


Mobile execs predict Apple Watch to dominate smartwatch market for foreseeable future

03/05/2015, 05:03 pm

A number of mobile executives who attended this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona are already projecting that the Apple Watch will dominate the smartwatch market when it launches in April, much as the iPad currently controls the tablet industry.


Apple rumored to further enhance personalization of Apple Watch with custom engravings

03/05/2015, 01:03 pm

People wanting to buy an Apple Watch may be able to ask for a custom engraving, much as the company has allowed with products like the iPad and iPod before it, although the option may not be available in time for the product's launch.