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Automakers in Geneva cautious, 'concerned' about 'disruptive interloper' Apple

03/03/2015, 10:03 am

As the automotive glitterati descends on Switzerland for the first industry powwow since rumors of an Apple Car began swirling, executives from some of the world's largest automakers have opened up about the possibility of counting the iPhone maker as a competitor.

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Piper Jaffray pegs stainless steel Apple Watch price at $499, Edition at $4,999

03/02/2015, 09:03 pm

Investment firm Piper Jaffray issued a report on Monday breaking down expected Apple Watch average selling prices, saying an aggregate of consumers will likely spend closer to $550 on the device, considering case and internal storage options.

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Apple Watch carried codename 'Gizmo,' former Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch spearheaded software

03/02/2015, 03:03 pm

With the retail launch of the Apple Watch fast approaching, tidbits on the development of the highly anticipated device continue to come to light, including the fact that former Adobe executive Kevin Lynch was responsible for software development.

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CarPlay, not an Apple Car, likely catalyst of Swiss trademark filing

03/02/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple recently extended its trademark protection in Switzerland to include automobiles, but such filings are far from new and odds are that the company is working to cover its nascent CarPlay initiative, rather than the much-ballyhooed Apple Car.

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Variety of Apple Watch stylings for men spotlighted in Hong Kong fashion magazine spread

03/02/2015, 08:03 am

The latest magazine to offer a closer look at the Apple Watch comes from Hong Kong, where a series of photos in the publication "East Touch" show off different models and watch band combinations for men.

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Apple Watch featured in UK's Style magazine, Space Gray Sport version quoted at $349

03/01/2015, 07:03 pm

Following cover stories in major publications across China, France and the U.S., Apple Watch made its big UK debut on Sunday with a three-page spread in widely circulated fashion magazine Style.

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Apple Watch to reportedly offer 'Power Reserve' to help extend battery life

03/01/2015, 04:03 pm

Apple will offer a low power mode on Apple Watch to help boost it through longer days, according to a new report that also takes a stab at dispelling rumors that the company may have elected to all some long-rumored sensors last minute.

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Tim Cook says Apple Watch will replace electronic car keys, confirms Apple Store revamp

02/27/2015, 11:02 am

Apple is already attempting to eliminate the need for consumers to carry a wallet and may soon extend its assault to the second pat of the venerable three-pat technique, as Apple chief executive Tim Cook said this week that the company designed its forthcoming Apple Watch to replace electronic car keys and fobs.

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Vogue Paris calls the Apple Watch 'a small revolution' in new two-page spread

02/27/2015, 09:02 am

Apple's marketing blitzkrieg for the upcoming Apple Watch has made it to the pages of Vogue Paris, with the latest edition of fashion's holy scripture blessing the new device with a two-page spread that calls the Watch "a small revolution" ready to impress.

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Apple partner Imagination unveils PowerVR 'super-GPU' with 512 ALU cores for game consoles

02/26/2015, 09:02 am

Imagination Technologies, the company who designs the graphics processors used in Apple's A-series chips, unveiled the PowerVR GT7900 on Thursday, a so-called "super-GPU" that will power affordable game consoles, and could be a candidate for a future Apple TV refresh.

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12-page print ad & digital video showcase Apple Watch in March issue of Vogue

02/25/2015, 01:02 pm

As the April launch of the Apple Watch fast approaches, Apple has taken out a major 12-page ad in the latest issue of fashion magazine Vogue, and also included a video version in the digital iPad edition.

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Rumor: Tim Cook reveals waterproofing on Apple Watch has improved since unveiling, can be worn in shower

02/25/2015, 10:02 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook was reportedly overheard telling a retail employee in Germany that he wears his Apple Watch in the shower, which would suggest that the water resistance of the wrist-worn device has changed since it was first announced last year.

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Just 6.8M smartwatches sold in 2014 at an average price of $189

02/25/2015, 08:02 am

In yet another sign that the forthcoming Apple Watch is poised to shake up the wearables market in a big way, the average smartwatch sold in 2014 for just over half of the Apple Watch's $349 starting price.

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Rumor: Apple poaching Samsung experts in chips, batteries, more

02/23/2015, 08:02 am

With its latest recruiting efforts, Apple is allegedly targeting "experts in next-generation technology" from rival Samsung, offering raises and competitive benefits to lure talent to California.

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Rumor: Unique display to showcase Apple Watch at high-end Paris department store

02/19/2015, 03:02 pm

In yet another sign of how Apple may market its upcoming wearable device to the high-end fashion market, the Apple Watch is rumored to be featured in a display inside Paris's Galeries Lafayette.

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Apple poaching suit potentially tied to A123's high-performance electric vehicle batteries

02/19/2015, 01:02 pm

A123 Systems, which filed a lawsuit this month accusing Apple of unfairly poaching its engineers, is best known for creating large lithium-ion batteries used in futuristic high-performance electric automobiles, a specialty that may have played a key role in Apple's interest in its employees.

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Apple Watch makes US magazine cover debut with model Candice Swanepoel

02/18/2015, 05:02 pm

Supermodel Candice Swanepoel, best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret Angel, will be the first woman to don the upcoming Apple Watch in a U.S. magazine cover shoot with the March issue of women's lifestyle magazine SELF, suggesting Apple is quickly expanding marketing efforts beyond fashion and into fitness tracking.

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Retired GM chief Dan Akerson likens rumored Apple car program to 'trying to cough up a hairball'

02/18/2015, 01:02 pm

Following a five-year run in Detroit that saw him inexplicably chosen to oversee General Motors, longtime telecom executive Dan Akerson has elected to weigh on in Apple's possible entry into the carmaking arena, saying that Cupertino has "no idea what they're getting into."

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Rumor: Apple to add Touch ID to Retina MacBook Air as well as future Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad

02/17/2015, 11:02 am

Apple may be planning an expansion of its Touch ID fingerprint authentication technology to its portable computers and peripherals in advance of a larger Apple Pay rollout, according to a Tuesday report out of Taiwan.

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Apple wins patent for a head-mounted iPhone virtual reality display

02/17/2015, 09:02 am

In a concept similar to Samsung's Gear VR, Apple has been awarded a patent for a device that would allow an iPhone to serve as the display for a portable virtual reality headset.

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