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'Apple Watch 2' with GPS, barometer, better waterproofing, more to launch in 2H of 2016

08/07/2016, 10:08 pm

Apple is planning to release two Apple Watch versions in the second half of 2016, one a minor update over existing models and an "Apple Watch 2" with GPS, barometer and more, according to one connected insider.

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Tight AMOLED supply causing problems for manufacturing, could impact Apple

08/04/2016, 10:08 am

Supply chain reports suggest that Oppo, one of the forces combating Apple in the Chinese market, will not hit shipment targets as a result of insufficient OLED supply from leading display maker Samsung.

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Rumor: Second-gen Apple Watch to feature new, thinner 'One Glass Solution' touchscreen

07/29/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple suppliers are said to be gearing up for the upcoming launch of the second-generation Apple Watch, which will allegedly conserve space with new, thinner technology behind its touchscreen OLED display.

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Supply chain expects 2nd-gen Apple Watch in September or October

07/26/2016, 12:07 pm

Apple's supply chain is reportedly expecting the second-generation Apple Watch to debut sometime in September or October, although the company may not be planning a huge launch for its next wearable.

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Apple's limited edition Olympic Apple Watch straps feature national flag motifs, only available in Rio

07/21/2016, 11:07 pm

Apple has created a series of woven nylon Apple Watch straps for this year's Olympics, though the limited edition bands featuring motifs representing the flags of 14 countries competing in this year's games are only available at a single store in host city Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Square Enix to release exclusive Apple Watch game Cosmos Rings this summer

07/21/2016, 05:07 pm

Currently in development at Square Enix, makers of the "Final Fantasy" series, "Cosmos Rings" is a possible extension of the four-game iOS "Chaos Rings" adventure game franchise that will make its debut this year only on the Apple Watch.

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Apple Watch falls to 47 percent marketshare, but retains lead among smartwatches

07/21/2016, 11:07 am

About 1.6 million Apple Watches were shipped during the June quarter, according to estimates released on Thursday, but while still dominating the smartwatch market, Apple also saw its share drop amid growing competition.

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Apple enticing retail shoppers to sign up for Apple Pay with $5 promo

07/19/2016, 04:07 pm

A promotion starting this week in the U.K. and U.S. to boost adoption numbers for Apple Pay gives users $5 in iTunes credit to users willing to sign up for and pay with the service inside Apple's own retail stores.

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Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch's new 'Emergency SOS' call feature could save your life

07/13/2016, 02:07 pm

The upcoming watchOS 3 update for Apple Watch brings a number of new functions to the wearable device's side button, including quick access to "Medical ID" data for first responders, and a new "Emergency SOS" function that can call 9-1-1 and notify loved ones.

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Smartwatch users rank Apple Watch best in class in new JD Power survey

07/12/2016, 01:07 pm

Wearable device customer satisfaction rankings released by J.D. Power on Tuesday place the Apple Watch at the top of the heap, edging second-place finisher Samsung as the best smartwatch on the market today.

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WaterproofGate: Samsung's high end Galaxy S7 fails Consumer Reports tests

07/08/2016, 04:07 pm

Despite being "IP 68 certified" to resist extended liquid intrusion in up to five feet of water for 30 minutes, Samsung's most expensive Galaxy S7 model repeatedly failed tests performed by Consumer Reports.

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Apple retail employees invited to evaluate watchOS 3 wheelchair activity tracking

06/28/2016, 05:06 pm

In efforts to improve watchOS 3 prior to release this fall, Apple has invited retail store employees to test a new activity tracking feature specifically designed to improve the Apple Watch experience for users in wheelchairs.

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New Apple patent backs company's interest in micro-LED for future devices

06/28/2016, 11:06 am

An Apple patent application published on Tuesday backs the company's apparent interest in using micro-LED technology in future products, one possibility being the Apple Watch.

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Rumor: Apple developing power-efficient micro-LED panels for 2017 Apple Watch

06/24/2016, 08:06 am

While this year's Apple Watch upgrade is expected to feature largely the same OLED display as its predecessor, the wearable smartwatch could see a major overhaul next year, with Apple said to be investigating micro LED technology for a future model.

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Fueled by Apple Watch, smartwatch prices surge as basic activity trackers tumble

06/23/2016, 10:06 am

Though prices on activity trackers continue to drop, average selling prices on wearable devices still saw a major increase in the first quarter of 2016, boosted in large part by the availability of the premium-priced Apple Watch, according to new research.

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Coach Apple Watch bands now available in stores starting at $125

06/17/2016, 03:06 pm

Luxury fashion company Coach has released its awaited Apple Watch bands both online and in retail stores, coming in nine different possible combinations priced starting at $125.

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JP Morgan downgrades Apple stock expectations on negative macro trends, Apple Watch forecast

06/16/2016, 10:06 pm

For all the new software platform features Apple announced this week at WWDC, including a glimpse at future iOS product capabilities and internet services enhancements, JP Morgan remains cool to the company's stock prospects for 2016.

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Rumor: 'Aggressive' plans for second-gen Apple Watch could ship 2M per month

06/15/2016, 10:06 am

A new report from the Far East claims that Apple and its suppliers are now gearing up to launch a second-generation Apple Watch, with orders for the new wearable device said to be higher than the supply chain expected.

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Coach Apple Watch bands will be available in a dozen stores as WWDC kicks off

06/10/2016, 03:06 pm

A total of 12 Coach retail outlets --four of them in New York City -- will carry the luxury fashion brand's new Apple Watch bands starting this Sunday, a day before Apple's WWDC keynote.

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New Apple wearable display patent may point to future Apple Watch generations

06/09/2016, 11:06 am

An Apple patent application published on Thursday suggests the company is interested in flexible, wearable displays, possibly with a future incarnation of the Apple Watch in mind.

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