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Apple issues 5K Thanksgiving day activity challenge to Apple Watch wearers

11/21/2016, 08:11 am

Apple has issued a special challenge to Apple Watch wearers, offering a Thanksgiving-themed Activity achievement to those who walk, run or wheelchair a workout distance of at least 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles.

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Apple releases third watchOS 3.1.1 beta to developers with minor revisions

11/15/2016, 04:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday pushed out the latest build of its upcoming watchOS 3.1.1 operating system to developers for testing, with the new seed containing minor improvements over the version issued last week.

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Jony Ive speaks on means and methods of 'Designed by Apple in California' book

11/15/2016, 04:11 pm

In an interview about the new "Designed by Apple in California" coffee-table book, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive speaks about how the title was composed, documentation of the processes used to build the products in the book, and Apple's history.

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'Designed by Apple in California' book released in $200 and $300 editions [u]

11/15/2016, 08:11 am

Apple on Tuesday announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products ranging from the original iMac to the Apple Pencil.

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TOMS launches Apple Watch straps featuring woven fabric, leather

11/14/2016, 10:11 pm

Shoe and accessories boutique TOMS on Monday announced a new line of Apple Watch straps featuring woven fabric and leather accents, with each purchase providing one year of solar light to people in need.

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Best Buy 2016 Black Friday deals include $50 off Apple Watch, $200 off 5K iMac, more

11/10/2016, 02:11 pm

Electronics retailer Best Buy has also made public its 2016 "Black Friday" deal assortment, with the vendor offering lower prices on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, a MacBook Air, and two models of iMac including one 5K configuration.

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Massive conventional ad buy underway for rollout of Apple Watch Nike+ edition

11/04/2016, 03:11 pm

Giant advertisements for the Apple Watch have appeared in New York City, with additional, similar ads slated to pop up in the Washington D.C. metro area and other large cities in the U.S. in coming days.

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Kohl's to start selling Apple Watch at 400 stores in mid-November

11/03/2016, 11:11 am

U.S. department store chain Kohl's will start selling the Apple Watch at 400 locations on Nov. 15, the company announced on Thursday.

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'Designed for athletes': Unboxing the Apple Watch Nike+

10/31/2016, 01:10 am

For 2016, Apple joined forces with Nike to build a special version of its next-generation Apple Watch Series 2 with custom bands and a built-in app called Nike+ Run Club, software designed to motivate, guide and create personalized workout plans for athletes. AppleInsider unboxes the device that launched on Friday.

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Apple Watch still holds top smartwatch sales spot, even with short Series 2 availability

10/24/2016, 10:10 am

In a smartwatch market challenged by low demand and new product release timing, Apple continues to hold the top spot for quarterly sales in the segment, despite not shipping the Series 1 and 2 until the last two weeks of the reporting period.

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Apple announces details of Oct. 28 Apple Watch Nike+ release, launch countries

10/24/2016, 10:10 am

Following up on a quiet announcement earlier in October, Apple on Monday revealed more launch details for the Apple Watch Nike+, which will be released on Oct. 28 in 41 markets, with eight more added by the end of the month.

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Massive sales floor for Apple Watch in Galeries Lafayette closing in January

10/21/2016, 10:10 am

A dedicated Apple Watch gallery in the Galeries Lafayette shopping center in Paris is on the path to closure because of an Apple focus shift, and lack of sufficient sales to justify keeping it open, according to new reports.

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Apple Watch Nike+ to launch on Oct. 28, Apple says

10/14/2016, 09:10 am

The Nike+ edition of the Apple Watch Series 2 will ship on Oct. 28, Apple has quietly announced through its website, finally giving a firm timeframe beyond late October.

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Apple invention uses wrist gestures to control Apple Watch, iPhone

10/13/2016, 05:10 am

Building on a related Apple Watch patent application filed for on Thursday, Apple published an invention covering a unique wristband mechanism capable of detected wrist gestures and translating them into system commands.

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Future Apple Watches might use heart rate sensor to identify owner

10/13/2016, 05:10 am

An Apple invention published on Thursday reveals work on a next-generation Apple Watch model capable of identifying a user with its heart rate sensor, which if implemented would mark a major step forward in freeing the wearable from iPhone.

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Apple Watch is most precise wrist-worn heart rate tracker at 90% accuracy, study says [u]

10/12/2016, 10:10 pm

It appears Apple's bet to pack a bespoke heart rate sensor into Apple Watch instead of off-the-shelf technology paid off, as Cleveland Clinic researchers recently found the wearable to be the most accurate wrist-worn fitness tracker on the market.

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UK government extends cellphone ban during Cabinet meetings to Apple Watch

10/10/2016, 09:10 am

UK cabinet members have been prohibited from wearing Apple Watch during Cabinet meetings, over misplaced concern that they may be penetrated by Russian spies, and used for covert surveillance and recordings of sensitive government business.

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Kuo: Apple Watch shipments to decline in 2016 despite new models, lower prices

10/03/2016, 07:10 pm

Well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple Watch sales will decline in 2016 despite the launch of a revamped Apple Watch Series 2 and price cuts for the refreshed first-gen model, now called Apple Watch Series 1.

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Investor survey suggests massive demand for AirPods, growth potential for Apple Watch

09/29/2016, 02:09 pm

In a survey performed by Bank of America and Merrill Lynch, 12 percent of consumers have intentions to purchase Apple's wireless AirPods, possibly leading to billions in sales for Apple.

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Apple Watch invention enables True Tone display tech by measuring ambient light through a user's skin

09/29/2016, 06:09 am

Smartwatches perhaps more than any other portable device would benefit from power saving and color adjustable displays, but squeezing the requisite ambient light sensor that serves as the basis of such technology into an already stuffed chassis is a difficult proposition. Apple might have solved the problem, however, with a sensor capable of detecting light reflected through flesh.

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