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Topic: iWatch

Pebble smart watch preorders hit 275,000 ahead of Best Buy debut

07/11/2013, 02:07 pm

After 85,000 customers backed the Pebble Kickstarter campaign, the smart watch went on to sell another 190,000 preorders through the product's website.

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Apple hires Paul Deneve of French fashion house YSL [u]

07/02/2013, 06:07 pm

French luxury label Saint Laurent has named a new chief executive to replace Paul Deneve, who is leaving for a new career at Apple, where he will be involved in an unknown role.

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Pebble smart watch hits Best Buy online, coming to retail this Sunday

07/02/2013, 12:07 pm

Pebble, the Kickstarter-funded smart watch, is headed to retail stores this Sunday, when Best Buy will begin carrying the iPhone-compatible Bluetooth accessory for $149.95.

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Apple applies for 'iWatch' trademark in Mexico and Taiwan

07/01/2013, 10:07 pm

Following news of Apple's "iWatch" trademark filing in Japan, identical applications were made public in Mexico and Taiwan on Monday, adding to the mounting pile of reports pointing to the company's possible entry into the wearable computing device market.

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Apple applies for 'iWatch' trademark ownership in Japan

07/01/2013, 05:07 am

According to a report on Sunday, Apple recently applied for the Japanese trademark rights to the "iWatch" moniker, rekindling rumors that the company is actively pursuing the launch of a wearable computing device.

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Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn announces iPhone-compatible smart watch

06/27/2013, 07:06 pm

Hon Hai Precision, better known as Foxconn, revealed on Wednesday that it will be releasing a smart watch that can interface with Apple's iPhone.

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Sony goes for the wrist again with higher-res, NFC-enabled SmartWatch 2

06/25/2013, 04:06 pm

In a move that could eventually mean competition with Apple in the still-nascent wearable computing market, Sony on Tuesday officially revealed the next generation of its SmartWatch line.

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Sony teases new smart watch as Apple 'iWatch' speculation lingers

06/21/2013, 03:06 pm

Sony has begun hyping the debut of a smart watch wrist-worn accessory at next week's Mobile Asia Expo, potentially expanding its role in a nascent market that Apple is also rumored to be eyeing.

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Apple files for ownership of 'iWatch' trademark in Russia, report claims

06/05/2013, 08:06 am

Apple has allegedly filed in Russia to register the product name "iWatch," the same name that has been unofficially used to refer to the company's rumored wrist-worn accessory.

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Apple's 'iWatch' to come in late 2014 with focus on biometrics, analyst says

05/22/2013, 06:05 pm

Noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple's much-rumored iWatch will hit store shelves late next year, not in 2013 as many market watchers expect, with a 1.5- to 2-inch screen, focus on biometrics and deep integration with existing iOS devices.

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Rumor: Apple testing 1.5" OLED displays for wearable 'iWatch'

05/20/2013, 09:05 am

Development of Apple's rumored smart watch is allegedly gaining momentum, as a pair of new reports claim the company is testing 1.5-inch OLED screens for a wrist-worn device, and that Foxconn has been contracted to build a trial batch.

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New Pebble developer tools allow smart watch apps to talk to iPhone apps

05/16/2013, 03:05 pm

The Pebble smart watch development kit was updated on Thursday to allow two-way communication between watch and phone apps, along with a new sports API for tracking exercise.

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Survey finds 19% of consumers interested in buying Apple 'iWatch'

04/19/2013, 08:04 am

A new survey has discovered strong consumer interest for a hypothetical "iWatch" from Apple, with 19 percent of consumers declaring themselves "likely" to buy such a device.

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Former Xbox & Kinect teams allegedly working on Microsoft smart watch

04/18/2013, 10:04 am

Microsoft's anticipated wrist-worn accessory originally began as a health rate monitor, but is now a full-fledged smart watch under development, according to a new report.

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Microsoft rumored to be working on touch-enabled 'smart watch' designs

04/15/2013, 12:04 am

Coming amidst rumors of so-called "smart watch" products from Apple and Samsung, software giant Microsoft is now said to be mulling an entrance into the still nascent wearable computing device sector with designs of its own.

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Apple board member Bill Campbell expects high-tech 'intimate' device era, hints at 'iWatch'

04/12/2013, 09:04 pm

In a talk at Intuit's headquarters on Friday, company chairman and Apple board member Bill Campbell aired his thoughts on the intersection of technology and "intimate" objects, which he expects will yield a new era of personal electronics.

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Rumor: Ex-Adobe exec Kevin Lynch heading Apple team of former iPod employees

04/12/2013, 08:04 am

Kevin Lynch, a former Adobe executive who caused a stir when he recently joined Apple, is now in charge of a team comprised of employees who used to work in the company's iPod division, a new rumor claims.

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Apple advertises job listing for 'flexible display' engineer, quickly pulls post

04/10/2013, 07:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday took down a job listing it posted in early April looking for a hardware engineer with experience in flexible displays, suggesting that the company is actively researching the advanced technology only now emerging in the consumer marketplace.

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Rumor: Microsoft to introduce Google Glass competitor in 2014

04/04/2013, 03:04 pm

Wearable electronics are apparently the next big trend in tech, as a new rumor claims Microsoft plans to join the fray with its own set of high-tech glasses in the first half of 2014.

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Fingerprint scanning tech predicted to be major component of Apple's 'iPhone 5S' & 'iWatch'

04/03/2013, 08:04 am

Rumors of a secure fingerprint scanner in Apple's anticipated "iPhone 5S" continue to surface, with one new report claiming the feature will also appear in an Apple "iWatch."

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