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Topic: iWatch

Samsung hoping to upstage Apple with health-related event 5 days before WWDC

05/02/2014, 09:05 am

Samsung has begun hyping a health-related event to be held in San Francisco on May 28 -- five days before Apple's own Worldwide Developers Conference is slated to begin in the same city.

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Apple again rumored to build 'iWatch' components with flexible, space-saving SIP designs

04/29/2014, 03:04 pm

A Tuesday report from Taiwan reiterated previous assertions that Apple would employ a new system-in-package design for the components in its so-called "iWatch," with production said to have begun on the device in time for a launch in the second half of this year.

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Nike to focus on 'digital sport' software, excited about future Apple collaborations

04/25/2014, 09:04 pm

In an interview on Friday, Nike CEO Mark Parker said his company is not giving up on its "digital sport" initiative with the apparent demise of FuelBand and will instead pursue expansion of the NikeFuel ecosystem through high-profile partners like Apple.

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Apple may be hiding behind 'Brightflash' dummy corporation to trademark 'iWatch' name

04/22/2014, 10:04 am

Signs that Apple is preparing to roll out a wearable device called the "iWatch" grew stronger Tuesday following a report that the company may have set up a shell corporation in Delaware designed to register iWatch trademarks without arousing suspicion.

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Apple trademark update suggests company may enter jewelry business, hinting at rumored 'iWatch'

04/21/2014, 01:04 pm

Apple has broadened its corporate trademark to cover "Class 14" items -- a distinction given to jewelry, clocks and watches, potentially signaling that the company is planning to enter the wearable device market.

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Nike to reportedly exit wearables market, fires bulk of FuelBand team [u]

04/18/2014, 09:04 pm

A rumor on Friday claims Nike is planning to shut down the division responsible for creating wearable fitness trackers, starting with the axing of as many as 55 people from the FuelBand team.

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Wells Fargo defends 'market perform' rating on Apple stock, says company is in midst of transition

04/11/2014, 09:04 am

Having downgraded its rating on Apple stock in January, Wells Fargo on Friday defended their neutral outlook for the company's near future, characterizing it as a long-term opportunity for investors that faces near-term hurdles while the industry transitions.

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Apple to sell two sizes of iWatch with flexible AMOLED displays this fall, prices to reach 'thousands of dollars'

04/09/2014, 07:04 pm

With Apple expected to be fielding a smartwatch later this year, one analyst reveals new details about the long-awaited device, including biometrics, flexible AMOLED display with sapphire cover lens and NFC, among other features.

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Rumor: Apple takes delivery of iWatch circuit boards ahead of September debut

04/09/2014, 01:04 am

Coming on the heels of a separate iWatch report, sources from the Far East on Wednesday claim Apple has taken receipt of flexible PCB sample boards bound for the much rumored device that could be revealed as soon as September.

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Teen interest in 'iWatch' growing as iPhone dominates field, study says

04/08/2014, 05:04 pm

Apple's iPhone continues to lead all competing devices in the important U.S. teen demographic, but the future spenders of America are exhibiting fast-growing interest in new product categories like the iWatch.

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Rumor: Quanta to build 65M Apple "iWatch" units in first year, Q3 2014 release expected

04/08/2014, 07:04 am

A suspect new report out of China claims to have a great deal of specifics on Apple's rumored "iWatch," namely that it will debut in the third quarter of this year and will include advanced sensors to detect a user's heart rate and blood pressure, among other things.

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Barclays: Apple's 'iWatch' could include UV light exposure sensor

04/07/2014, 10:04 pm

Apple might be looking to lend a helping hand to those who are particularly prone to sunburns or are otherwise sensitive to harmful UV rays, as one analyst believes that the company will include new UV exposure sensors in its so-called "iWatch."

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Apple reaching out to Swiss watchmakers for partnerships, tries to poach horology experts

03/28/2014, 12:03 pm

Apple has reportedly been in contact with executives and craftsmen at Swiss watch brands as the company attempts to strike new partnerships and bring high-end watchmaking expertise in house for development of a so-called "iWatch."

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Apple's new privacy counsel hire hints at unannounced health program

03/24/2014, 07:03 pm

A new Apple hire discovered on Monday may offer insight into the company's rumored push into health monitoring, which could integrate data from the much-rumored "iWatch" with the company's iCloud service.

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With Android Wear, Google fires first shot in hardware war against Apple

03/23/2014, 07:03 pm

Google's aggressive stance with Android Wear, putting industrial design -- rather than tech specs or bundled software -- at the forefront, reveals the makings of a strategy designed to take on Apple at their own game.

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Motorola, LG announce first crop of Android Wear-powered smart watches

03/18/2014, 03:03 pm

Google's nascent Android Wear platform gained two standard-bearers Tuesday as American smartphone maker Motorola unveiled the Moto 360 and South Korean consumer products giant LG introduced the G Watch.

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Google unveils Android Wear software platform for smart watches and wearables

03/18/2014, 12:03 pm

Google on Tuesday took the wraps off of Android Wear, an initiative aimed at creating a variant of the company's Android mobile operating system that is specially adapted to meet the needs of wearable devices.

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Apple invention improves accuracy of wrist pedometers, points to future wearable device

03/13/2014, 05:03 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application covering a smart wrist-mounted pedometer that can automatically determine its location on a user's body and compensate for missed steps using advanced processing algorithms.

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Hands-on with Basis, the health tracking watch Intel just purchased for $100M+

03/05/2014, 01:03 pm

With the future of smartwatch maker Basis Science in the lurch after being purchased by Intel, AppleInsider was able to take a first-hand look at what could be one of the last examples of the company's eponymous Health Tracker Watch.

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Siri integration with third-party apps expected to play key role in Apple's 'iWatch'

03/05/2014, 11:03 am

Apple is apparently working to open up Siri, its voice driven personal assistant, to third-party iOS applications, an improvement in services believed to be tied closely to the development of an anticipated "iWatch."

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