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Topic: iWatch

For Apple fans dreaming of sapphire iPhones, Liquidmetal could be a cautionary tale

06/28/2014, 08:06 am

Apple certainly likes to keep its competition -- and fans --guessing about its next moves, and one of the company's best head-fakes in recent years was an exclusive arrangement for a unique metal alloy dubbed Liquidmetal. News of that deal sparked fantasies of mythical Liquidmetal products built by Apple -- wishful thinking that may now be repeating once again with the company's latest investment in sapphire.

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Apple's hire of former Atlas Wearables software engineer hints at deep 'iWatch' activity tracking capabilities

06/26/2014, 06:06 pm

With 'iWatch' rumors in full swing thanks to Google's recent push into the market, a report on Thursday points to the recent Apple hire of Alex Hsieh, former lead engineer at sports training-oriented fitness device startup Atlas Wearables.

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Google announces Android Auto platform for cars, Android Wear devices for wrists

06/25/2014, 02:06 pm

Google is pushing for its Android platform to be omnipresent, with the unveiling of a the new voice-enabled Android Auto operating system, and new wrist-worn, fitness-tracking devices running the upcoming Android Wear platform.

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Survey finds 14% of watch-wearers interested in hypothetical $350 Apple 'iWatch'

06/24/2014, 08:06 am

Investment firm Piper Jaffray published the results of a new fashion-focused survey on Tuesday, in which respondents were asked about a rumored Apple "iWatch," with interest in such a device found to vary wildly based on price.

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Apple's 'iWatch' to pack in 10+ sensors for health & fitness tracking, to come in multiple sizes, WSJ says

06/20/2014, 07:06 am

Reports about Apple's anticipated wearable wrist-borne device continue to take shape, with the latest details claiming the product will launch this fall loaded with sensors and coming in multiple screen sizes.

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Rumor: Apple's 'iWatch' to have 'slightly rectangular' 2.5" display, wireless charging

06/19/2014, 03:06 pm

A fresh set of rumors about Apple's anticipated "iWatch" were supplied on Thursday by mainstream media outlet, which was told by an unnamed source that the device will boast wireless charging capabilities, and will sport a slightly rectangular watch face.

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Apple predicted to sell 'iWatch' to at least 10% of existing iPhone users in 2015

06/13/2014, 09:06 am

With Apple widely expected to launch a wearable "iWatch" later this year, market watchers have begun to speculate exactly how many wrist-worn devices the company could sell, with one new projection pegging the device with at least 10 percent penetration among iPhone users in the first full year.

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Nokia unveils new folding OLED display as rumors say similar tech headed for Apple's 'iWatch'

06/10/2014, 10:06 am

Nokia's Semiconductor Energy Laboratory has unveiled a new kind of OLED display that can be folded like a book while in use, similar to technology that Apple is thought to be exploring for future iPhones and the long-rumored "iWatch."

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Apple patent hints at iWatch-enabled weightlifting tracker

06/10/2014, 05:06 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for a weightlifting tracking system that uses a standalone sensor to transmit metrics to a remote display, which in some cases include a wristwatch.

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FDA says Apple feels a 'moral obligation' to improve health tracking data

06/09/2014, 03:06 pm

Apple's new "Health" application in iOS 8 was apparently driven by what the company feels is a "moral obligation" to help its users live healthier lives, it disclosed in conversations with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Apple's 'first wearable device' affirmed to be on track for October debut

06/06/2014, 01:06 pm

Apple is reportedly planning to hold an event in October where it will introduce its "first wearable device," an accessory widely anticipated to be a wrist-worn "iWatch," to presumably go on sale before this holiday shopping season.

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Rumor: 'iWatch' to sport curved OLED touchscreen, Apple 'confident' and building up to 5M per month

06/06/2014, 08:06 am

Apple's fabled iWatch is likely to launch in October, a new report claims, sporting a curved organic light-emitting diode touchscreen and collecting health-related data ranging from sleep activity all the way to blood oxygen levels.

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Trademark filings hint at 'Healthbook,' 'HealthKit' and 'iResearch,' suggest Apple involvement

05/30/2014, 05:05 pm

Apple may be filing trademarks for upcoming products through the Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office, as properties for "Healthbook," "HealthKit" and "iResearch" were filed for just days after rumors of an Apple-branded health app hit the Web.

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Microsoft's smartwatch to be compatible with iOS and Android, may launch this summer

05/29/2014, 11:05 pm

Over one year after word of a Microsoft-built smartwatch first surfaced, a report on Thursday says the Redmond, Wash. company's offering will be compatible not only with its own Windows Phone, but also Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

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Samsung announces open health care platform with modular hardware, cloud-based software

05/28/2014, 03:05 pm

Less than a week before Apple is expected to take the stage at WWDC and unveil a health-focused addition to iOS, rival Samsung on Wednesday announced a healthcare initiative of its own with a $50 million innovation fund and new hardware and software platforms.

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Apple's 'iWatch' to have round face, will largely supplant iPod business, analyst says

05/28/2014, 08:05 am

Citing sources within the Asia tech supply chain, one analyst believes he has more specifics about Apple's anticipated wearable "iWatch," including shipments for 2014, and how the product will fit into the company's lineup.

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Inside the 'iWatch': The technology Apple is looking at for your wrist

05/25/2014, 04:05 pm

Apple's anticipated entry to the wearable devices market has taken on near-mythical status, with rumors reaching every corner of the technology map. AppleInsider has rounded up some of the technologies most likely to find their way into the still-unannounced "iWatch."

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Samsung set to unveil smart watch that makes calls without a paired phone - report

05/23/2014, 01:05 pm

Samsung is said to be working on yet another smart watch model expected to be unveiled this summer --one that would completely replace a smartphone rather than simply being an accessory to one.

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NPD predicts wearable device hype will quickly cool off by 2016

05/22/2014, 01:05 pm

While wearable devices are the tech industry's most hyped category for 2014, market researchers at the NPD Group predict that the market will begin to slow down quickly, contracting by 2016 before returning to more moderate growth.

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Design history book reveals Apple's first stab at a connected wrist watch

05/21/2014, 09:05 am

If Apple does unveil an "iWatch" later this year, it won't be the first time the company considered a wrist-worn communicator, according to a recently-published retrospective of Apple's design history by legendary industrial designer Hartmut Esslinger.

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