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Topic: iWatch

Intel buys smartwatch maker Basis for reported $100M to $150M

03/04/2014, 02:03 am

According to a report late Monday, Smartwatch maker Basis, which just last month was rumored to be shopping itself around to the likes of Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, has been acquired by Intel for between $100 million and $150 million

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Google rumored to debut 'Nexus' smart watch with new operating system in June

02/24/2014, 04:02 pm

The flood of wearable devices headed to market is expected to continue with a new wrist-worn smart watch from Google, rumored to be unveiled at the search giant's I/O 2014 conference this June.

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Apple rumored to tap TPK for 'iWatch' nanowire touch panel components

02/19/2014, 11:02 am

Apple has turned to longtime iPhone and iPad touch module supplier TPK to provide silver nanowire-based touch technology for the so-called "iWatch," according to a Wednesday report from Taiwan.

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Apple patents sensor-packed health monitoring headphones with 'head gesture' control

02/18/2014, 05:02 am

In one of the earliest pieces of evidence pointing to Apple's push into the fitness and health monitoring field, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted the company a patent for a biometric headphone system that can sense a variety of metrics including temperature, heart rate and perspiration levels.

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Fitness smartwatch firm Basis Science reportedly in buyout talks with Apple, others

02/17/2014, 01:02 am

Basis Science, makers of the Basis Health Tracker Watch, is reportedly up for sale and has been discussing buyout deals with big-name tech companies like Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft.

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Apple's 'iWatch' rumored to use optoelectronics to monitor heart rate, blood oxygen levels

02/14/2014, 11:02 am

Apple may turn to optoelectronic sensor technology to help users of the company's so-called "iWatch" keep track of their heart rate and blood oxygen saturation, according to a Friday report from China.

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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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