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Topic: iWatch

Apple hires yet another medical sensor expert as 'iWatch' hype grows

02/13/2014, 08:02 am

Apple continues to bolster its team by hiring medical sensor experts, with the latest grab being former chief technology officer of a company that specialized in noninvasive monitoring technologies -- yet another hire that will help fuel speculation that the company is working on a so-called "iWatch" with biometric sensing capabilities.

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Apple hints at unannounced 'new platforms' in job listing

02/11/2014, 10:02 am

With the debut new product categories promised by Apple in 2014 will likely come entirely new platforms, and a fresh job listing from the company discloses that such plans are in fact currently in the works.

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Apple rumored to use sapphire screen for 'iWatch,' but not next-gen iPhone

02/11/2014, 09:02 am

New reports out of the Far East suggest that while Apple is currently trialing iPhone units bearing sapphire-covered displays, the material will make its debut on the so-called "iWatch" rather than on the company's next-generation handset this year.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iWatch' team grows to 200 people, device won't be regulated by FDA

02/10/2014, 03:02 pm

Rumors about a future wrist-worn smart device from Apple continue to emerge, with one report Monday claiming the team in Cupertino, Calif., working on the so-called "iWatch" has grown to include more than 200 people.

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Apple looking to hire exercise physiologist, may point to fitness-tracking 'iWatch'

02/06/2014, 11:02 am

With speculation of a so-called "iWatch" reaching frenzied proportions, a new Apple employment advertisement seeking a product development-focused exercise physiologist has added weight to the theory that the device would feature a focus on fitness.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iWatch' to use new 'stepped' battery technology from LG

02/05/2014, 03:02 pm

Apple will turn to an LG-devised layered lithium ion battery design manufactured by Samsung SDI, LG Chem and Tianjin Lishen Battery for the powerpack in its so-called iWatch, a questionable report out of Korea suggests.

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Rumor: Apple hires 'sleep expert' from Philips Research for iWatch project

02/04/2014, 07:02 pm

A report on Tuesday claims Apple has made another hire for its so-called "iWatch" project, this time a sleep expert from Philips Research who could transform the wearable into proactive monitoring device.

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Morgan Stanley sees 'iWatch' ringing up $17.5B from iPhone users in first year

02/04/2014, 10:02 am

Apple's entry into the wearables market with a so-called "iWatch" could be an extremely profitable move for the company, with one investment bank predicting that the device will add up to $17.5 billion to Apple's coffers in its first year of sales.

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NYT: Apple looking into solar, wireless inductive charging for 'iWatch'

02/02/2014, 11:02 pm

A New York Times report published on Sunday claims inside knowledge of Apple's plans for the so-called "iWatch," saying the wearable device will incorporate inductive wireless charging, a curved display and possibly solar panels.

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Rumor: Apple's next-gen iOS 8 to include 'Healthbook' app for comprehensive health monitoring

01/31/2014, 07:01 pm

A report on Friday claims Apple is working to incorporate a new built-in app dubbed "Healthbook" into its next iOS iteration, with the software able to track everything from food intake to glucose levels.

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Apple execs met with head of FDA to discuss 'mobile medical applications'

01/31/2014, 05:01 pm

A report on Friday reveals high-ranking Apple executives met with FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg and others in December over "mobile medical applications," strongly hinting that a so-called iWatch with health-centric features is well into development.

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With Nest in & Motorola out, Google now looking to acquire wearable tech companies

01/31/2014, 08:01 am

Google's evolving hardware portfolio could change once again with the acquisition of a wearable technology company, as the search giant is said to be contemplating potential purchases, according to a new report.

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Apple makes yet another medical field hire for unknown project

01/30/2014, 07:01 pm

Continuing the expansion of an ever growing medical devices research team, Apple recently took on Michael O'Reilly, former chief medical officer and executive vice president of medical affairs at pulse oximeter firm Masimo Corporation.

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Rumor: Large-screen iPhone 6 in June, 'iWatch' to use flexible LG OLED display

01/20/2014, 05:01 pm

Monday morning brought two questionable reports about Apple's plans for the future, with one Korean publication speculating that LG has won a contract to supply displays for Apple's still-unannounced "iWatch" and a Chinese website claiming a next-gen 4.7-inch iPhone will be unveiled at WWDC.

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Next-gen iPhone may boast 5" 'full HD' display, flexible AMOLED for 'iWatch'

01/14/2014, 07:01 pm

In its 2014 display tech forecast, research firm DisplaySearch predicts a 5.5-inch high-resolution screen could be an option for Apple's next-generation iPhone, as well as a possible AMOLED "iWatch" device.

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Cantor: Wearables now a 'legitimate' product category, but only an Apple 'iWatch' would drive sales

01/13/2014, 08:01 am

While the glut of wearable devices introduced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show signals that companies hope to tap into the emerging market, analyst Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald doesn't expect that sales will reach a "meaningful" level until Apple decides to enter the space with its rumored "iWatch."

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First look: MetaWatch's premium Meta smart watch for iPhone

01/10/2014, 02:01 pm

One of the companies that helped coin the term "smart watch," MetaWatch, is looking to take the category high-end by introducing a new line of Meta products designed by former Vertu designer Frank Nuovo.

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Hands-on: Pebble's new high-end Steel smart watch for iPhone

01/10/2014, 11:01 am

Ahead of its launch later this month, the new Pebble Steel smart watch is on display at this week's Consumer Electronics Show, and AppleInsider went hands-on with the highly anticipated new wrist-worn iPhone accessory.

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Apple hits snags in 'iWatch' production, loses director of iPod software to Nest

01/07/2014, 05:01 pm

A new report published on Tuesday details the long and arduous road Apple's supposed iWatch is moving down as it moves from idea to consumer product, including fresh information regarding an iPod software director's departure to Nest Labs.

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Pebble's new $250 Steel smart watch aims for high end of wearable market

01/06/2014, 02:01 pm

Pebble is targeting the high end of the smart watch market with its latest wrist-worn offering dubbed Steel, sporting a more premium metal look, a scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass face, and access to the all-new Pebble appstore for new watch functions -- coming later this month for $249.

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