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Apple Watch is first device category developed under Tim Cook, took years to complete

09/09/2014, 11:09 pm

In a pair of interviews with ABC News following Tuesday's big hardware debut, Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of Design Jony Ive discussed the trials and tribulations of designing the company's first wearable device.

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Apple paid undisclosed sum to release U2's "Songs of Innocence" for free [u]

09/09/2014, 07:09 pm

According to a report on Tuesday, Apple paid rock band U2 an unknown amount of money to distribute the group's latest "Songs of Innocence" LP to iTunes users free of charge, a gift to customers of the digital storefront.

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Watch all nine videos from Apple's iPhone 6, Apple Watch special event

09/09/2014, 05:09 pm

Following its iPhone and Apple Watch unveil on Tuesday, Apple has posted to YouTube all nine videos used in the keynote, including ads for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, as well as U2's free album.

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Apple's redesigned desktop and mobile websites are heavy on images, animations

09/09/2014, 04:09 pm

Coming on the heels of Apple's big iPhone 6 and Apple Watch reveal, the company on Tuesday launched redesigned versions of its official desktop and mobile websites, with a streamlined interface and enhanced animations.

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Apple announces official iCloud price tiers ranging from free to $20 per month

09/09/2014, 04:09 pm

Following a massive announcement regarding new iPhone and Apple Watch hardware, Apple on Tuesday updated its dedicated iCloud webpage to reflect finalized pricing on storage plans, which now go up to 1TB for a $20 monthly fee.

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First look: Hands-on with the all-new Apple Watch

09/09/2014, 03:09 pm

At the conclusion of Tuesday's keynote presentation, Apple opened up the doors to a hands-on area built specifically for the event, where AppleInsider was able to get a first peek at at the new wearable Apple Watch.

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Apple Watch features include fitness tracking, Apple Pay, Siri & inductive charging

09/09/2014, 03:09 pm

Promising that the Apple Watch will "redefine what people expect from a watch," Apple showcased a wide variety of functions for its upcoming wearable device on Tuesday, including built-in fitness tracking, support for secure Apple Pay wireless transactions, and even a unique MagSafe-style inductive charging cable.

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Apple Watch starts at $349 and launches in early 2015

09/09/2014, 02:09 pm

Promising it will be "worth the wait," Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed on Tuesday that his company's upcoming smart wearable device, the Apple Watch, will go on sale in early 2015 with a starting price of $349.

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Apple Watch will come in two sizes & three collections, with six different strap styles

09/09/2014, 02:09 pm

The new fashion-focused Apple Watch will come in a wide variety of styles and two different sizes, aiming to offer the right device for each wearer's particular style and needs.

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Apple Watch revealed: A wrist-worn, personalized communications & fitness device with 'digital crown' physical controls

09/09/2014, 02:09 pm

Apple's hotly anticipated, highly secretive smart wrist watch was finally unveiled to the public on Tuesday in the form of Apple Watch, a device that the company said will define the emerging wearable devices market.

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Take a quick peek at the media frenzy outside Apple's Sept. 9 event

09/09/2014, 12:09 pm

With less than 30 minutes to go until Apple reveals what secret products it's been working on, the tech news media has congregated in Cupertino, next to a giant mysterious white box, awaiting the big event. AppleInsider offers a quick peek at the scene as we count down to showtime.

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ABC News teases report of 'historic' Apple announcement

09/08/2014, 06:09 pm

On the eve of Apple's big media event, ABC News on Monday posted a teaser spot for an exclusive report covering what the broadcaster calls a "historic announcement."

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Apple now emails users whenever their iCloud account is accessed through a Web browser

09/08/2014, 11:09 am

As part of its efforts to beef up iCloud security and prevent unauthorized access, Apple now by default sends users an email when someone has logged into their iCloud account through a traditional Web browser.

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First look: Metawatch's iPhone-connected Meta M1 smartwatch

09/08/2014, 10:09 am

With Apple expected to announce its entrance into the wearable devices market on Tuesday, established smartwatch maker Metawatch is looking to differentiate itself from the rest of the herd with the new Meta M1.

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Apple hires superstar designer Marc Newson, to work with personal friend Jony Ive

09/05/2014, 05:09 pm

It was reported on Friday that well-known industrial designer Marc Newson will be joining Apple to work as part of close friend Jony Ive's design team in an as-yet-unannounced capacity.

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Review roundup: Motorola's Moto 360 is the best smartwatch yet, but poor battery life is unacceptable

09/05/2014, 09:09 am

Motorola has finally released its Android Wear-powered Moto 360 smartwatch --wisely or not, just days before Apple is expected to debut its "iWatch" -- and early reviews say that the device is a fine standard bearer for Google's wearable operating system, though it could benefit from some more time in the lab.

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Misfit announces developer toolkit, list of more than 30 initial partners

09/05/2014, 05:09 am

Fitness tracking firm Misfit on Thursday announced availability of an expanded developer toolkit for third-party apps and devices, opening the door to interesting partnerships like integration with Walgreens' Balance Rewards points program.

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Apple, Google appeal Judge Koh's rejection of settlement in no-poach lawsuit

09/05/2014, 04:09 am

In a court filing late Thursday, Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel appealed Judge Lucy Koh's rejection of a proposed $324.5 million settlement relating to a class action lawsuit leveled by Silicon Valley employees, calling the jurist's decision "rigid and formulaic."

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Apple's secretive 'early field failure analysis' quality control team profiled in new report

09/04/2014, 11:09 pm

A report on Thursday offers a rare look inside Apple's secretive EFFA quality control division that runs down and fixes launch day hardware issues before they become larger, more costly problems.

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Apple supplier Catcher Technology accused of labor violations in China plant

09/04/2014, 10:09 am

Workers at a Catcher-owned facility in Suqian, China are subjected to discriminatory hiring policies, forced to handle toxic materials without proper protective gear, and made to work excessive overtime to manufacture parts for Apple's next-generation iPad Air, according to a scathing undercover report released Thursday by China Labor Watch and Green America.

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