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Sept. 7 Apple event to be live streamed, Siri updated with relevant jokes

08/29/2016, 04:08 pm

As expected, Apple will be video streaming the Sept. 7 release event through its regular channels, and Siri's responses have been updated with humorous quips to "see you on the 7th."

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Apple event invite inspires wild speculation about 'iPhone 7' iris scanning, bokeh, more

08/29/2016, 03:08 pm

As has become customary with Apple event invitations, fans are dissecting the minimalistic graphic associated with its Sept. 7 keynote invitation, in a futile attempt to glean clues. In reality, all of the guesses are probably just some form of wish fulfillment.

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Photo hints at bigger, 334mAh battery in second-gen Apple Watch

08/28/2016, 08:08 pm

A photo uploaded on Sunday purportedly shows a 334 milliamp-hour battery destined for the second-generation Apple Watch, which would represent a small but significant improvement over the first-generation model.

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Apple Watch with built-in cellular data unlikely to arrive this year - report

08/18/2016, 01:08 pm

Though Apple apparently wants to place a cellular radio in a future Apple Watch model, technical limitations may prevent the capability from appearing in this year's expected update, a new report claims.

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Patent filing hints at Apple's future in consumer-driven healthcare monitoring

08/11/2016, 12:08 pm

A new Apple patent filing for an electrocardiogram device suitable for consumer use reinforces the company's continued moves into the healthcare monitoring business.

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Apple's security measures in iOS detailed at Black Hat conference

08/09/2016, 12:08 pm

Apple engineer Ivan Krstić spoke on far more than Apple's new bug bounty program at the Black Hat security conference, and delved into the inner workings of iOS hardware and software security features both in iOS 9 and the forthcoming iOS 10.

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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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