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With Apple's 'iWatch' around the corner, Wellograph releases sapphire smartwatch

09/02/2014, 03:09 pm

Sapphire is a key component of at least one smartwatch that will make its way into consumers' hands this fall, as startup Wellograph on Tuesday officially announced the availability of its fashion-conscious, fitness-tracking wrist-worn device.

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Apple's 'fab fall' predicted to help drive company's stock price to $123 per share

09/02/2014, 12:09 pm

Ahead of Apple's Sept. 9 event, where it is expected to unveil two new iPhones and offer a sneak-peek at a new wearable device, financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald has given a strong endorsement to investors, saying the next few months could prove to be Apple's most exciting period in many years.

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Piper Jaffray ups Apple price target to $120 with high hopes for iOS 8 home & health features

09/02/2014, 08:09 am

With the inclusion of HomeKit and HealthKit in Apple's forthcoming iOS 8, as well as rumors of a new 'iPhone 6' mobile payment system, investment firm Piper Jaffray has increased its price target on the company's stock to $120.

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Apple has discussed charging 'around $400' for its wearable 'iWatch' - report

08/30/2014, 07:08 pm

Apple's anticipated "iWatch" may carry a price of around $400 when it goes on sale, though the wearable device is likely to be offered at a range of price points, according to a new report.

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Apple's wearable 'iWatch' not expected to ship until early 2015

08/29/2014, 11:08 am

Though Apple is expected to unveil its hotly anticipated "iWatch" at a forthcoming Sept. 9 event, the device won't actually ship to consumers for some time, potentially missing the holiday season entirely and arriving in stores in early 2015, according to a new report.

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Apple again rumored to unveil 'iWatch' alongside next-gen iPhones on Sept. 9

08/28/2014, 06:08 pm

Seemingly corroborating recent claims that Apple will launch its long-awaited "iWatch" wearable at an upcoming iPhone special event, Bloomberg on Thursday reported that the company decided to pair the two hardware announcements in order to "manage expectations" of the hotly anticipated wearable.

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Apple's mysterious 2-story structure at site of Sept. 9 event drives frenzy even further

08/28/2014, 03:08 pm

Following Apple's announcement that it would move its September media event -- at which both the "iPhone 6" and "iWatch" are said to be unveiled -- from the company's typical event stage in San Francisco to much larger space in Cupertino, new photos show that they have also constructed a bespoke two-story building on the grounds likely dedicated to the event.

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Apple announces Sept. 9 event for expected 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' unveiling: 'Wish we could say more'

08/28/2014, 12:08 pm

Apple on Thursday confirmed that it will hold a media event on Sept. 9, with a teaser sent to members of the media showcasing the date and a teasing tagline that reads: "Wish we could say more."

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Apple exploring double-duty NFC, inductive charging coil for smartwatches, mobile phones

08/28/2014, 09:08 am

On the heels of a report suggesting that Apple's long-anticipated "iWatch" could be unveiled within the next two weeks, a new patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that the company has continued to contemplate wireless charging solutions for just such a device.

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LG and Samsung announce new smartwatches ahead of Apple's anticipated 'iWatch' reveal [u]

08/27/2014, 10:08 pm

In a possible bid to get word out before an expected Apple iWatch announcement sucks the air out of the room, LG on Wednesday took the wraps off a circular display-toting G Watch R, while Samsung touted a new cellular 3G-equipped Gear S smartwatch.

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Apple expected to unveil 'iWatch' alongside 'iPhone 6' at Sept. 9 event

08/27/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple's hotly anticipated "iWatch" may be introduced to the public sooner than expected, with a new report claiming the device will be formally unveiled at an anticipated Sept. 9 event, where the next-generation iPhone is also expected to debut.

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Apple manufacturing costs spike to highest-ever levels, seen signaling huge 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' launches

08/25/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple's manufacturing and component purchase commitments reached a record $15.4 billion last quarter, leading one analyst to tell investors on Monday that Apple is gearing up for a blockbuster fall with the launch of an "iPhone 6" and rumored "iWatch."

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Shares of Apple reach highest-ever closing price as 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' hype builds

08/19/2014, 04:08 pm

After meeting some resistance at the $100 mark, shares of Apple stayed in three-digit territory and closed above their previous all-time high in Tuesday afternoon trading, setting a new record for the company's stock.

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Continued production issues may force Apple to delay 'iWatch' until 2015, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims

08/19/2014, 03:08 pm

With a number of issues allegedly still standing between Apple and the launch of its anticipated wrist-worn device, the so-called "iWatch" may not even see the light of day until next year, the latest missive from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests.

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Apple's gross margins likely to decline this fall with new product designs, but quick rebound expected

08/12/2014, 11:08 am

It's expected that Apple will see its gross margins shrink at the end of 2014 as the company is expected to introduce a completely redesigned "iPhone 6," though one analyst sees margins trending upwards once again by the March 2015 quarter.

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Offhand comment stirs hope that Apple could announce 'iWatch' in Sept. [u]

08/08/2014, 05:08 pm

In a short blog post about Motorola's upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, the well-connected John Gruber caused a stir by seemingly saying Apple will launch "their wrist wearable thing" in September, though he later clarified that his comments were a "joke" and not based on any inside information.

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HP partners with Gilt, Michael Bastian to build iOS-compatible high-fashion smartwatch

08/01/2014, 11:08 pm

Amidst a quickly growing smartwatch market, Hewlett-Packard is throwing its hat into the ring with a fashion-forward iOS and Android-compatible device made in partnership with Gilt and designer Michael Bastian.

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Apple likely to ship only 3 million 'iWatch' units this year, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says

07/31/2014, 03:07 pm

Market expectations for Apple's anticipated "iWatch" may be grossly overestimated, as well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said on Thursday that he expects that only 3 million wrist-worn smart devices from Apple will make it to store shelves by the end of this year.

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Rumor: 'iWatch' production hits snags, will not begin until Q4 2014

07/29/2014, 09:07 am

Executives at longtime Apple supplier TPK -- thought to have been selected by the iPhone maker to manufacture touch modules for the so-called "iWatch" -- are said to have revised earlier forecasts for a profit uptick in the third quarter, pushing the expected surge back by three months in what is seen as an indication that Apple's wearable is suffering from delays.

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Apple spending on manufacturing & parts sees biggest increase since 2007 launch of first iPhone

07/25/2014, 09:07 am

The data in Apple's recently released 10-Q filing reveals the company has invested heavily in manufacturing and component purchases as it gears up for a series of highly anticipated major product launches this fall, including a next-generation iPhone and anticipated "iWatch."

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