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Topic: iWatch

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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iHealth: Meet the new wearable 'dream team' Apple hired from fashion, fitness & medicine

05/14/2014, 08:05 am

As Apple gears up for a new battle in the hotly-contested wearables market, AppleInsider offers a look at the platoon of fashion, fitness, and medical experts that have come to work in recent months for Cupertino's largest taxpayer.

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Apple suppliers expect 'iPhone 6' sales to be 20% greater than iPhone 5s

05/12/2014, 10:05 am

Suppliers in the Far East gearing up for Apple's "iPhone 6" are reportedly anticipating 20 percent growth from last year's iPhone 5s launch, setting the stage for the biggest iPhone debut yet.

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Consumers most unsatisfied with poor voice control, bad speakers in current smart watches

05/07/2014, 12:05 pm

As Apple is thought to be nearing the release of its own so-called "iWatch," early smart watch adopters have grown frustrated with the current generation of wrist-worn devices, according to a new report released Wednesday.

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Apple planning App Store-like health platform for connected medical devices - report

05/05/2014, 10:05 am

Apple's decision to enter the "quantified self" race reportedly will not end with a so-called "iWatch," as the company is thought to be considering the creation of a centralized tracking platform for health and fitness devices similar to the iOS App Store.

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Apple will not unveil 'iWatch' or next-gen Apple TV at WWDC - report

05/02/2014, 02:05 pm

Consumers hoping Apple chief Tim Cook would take advantage of next month's Worldwide Developers Conference to announce the hotly-anticipated "iWatch" or long-awaited Apple TV revamp are likely to be disappointed, as the event will reportedly not include debuts for either of those new products.

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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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