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Topic: Apple Watch

Apple Watch's Walkie-Talkie feature in watchOS 5 uses FaceTime Audio technology

06/05/2018, 08:06 am

The Walkie-Talkie feature of watchOS 5 that enables push-to-talk conversations between Apple Watch users is effectively a FaceTime Audio call rather than recorded audio clips being sent between wearable devices, a design decision that helps keep the function secure by not retaining any recorded messages.

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Apple Watch takes lead in wearables market as smartwatch sales surge

06/04/2018, 11:06 pm

The inclusion of cellular connectivity in Apple Watch Series 3 helped propel Apple to the top of the wearables market in the first quarter of 2018, according to market research firm IDC, a move that ousted longtime frontrunner Xiaomi.

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Apple releases fresh iPhone silicone case colors, Apple Watch bands

06/04/2018, 05:06 pm

Though Apple failed to unveil hotly anticipated MacBook, iPad and iPhone refreshes at its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, the company did debut new hardware on Monday in the form of additional color options for its silicone iPhone case and Apple Watch band lineups.

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Apple introduces watchOS 5 with enhanced fitness, Siri capabilities [u]

06/04/2018, 03:06 pm

Apple debuted watchOS 5 at WWDC 2018, with the Apple Watch operating system set to sport new fitness features, Siri capabilities, communication options and more.

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Apple Watch user found guilty of distracted driving

06/04/2018, 09:06 am

Arguing than an Apple Watch is no safer "than a cellphone taped to someone's wrist," a Canadian judge determined a woman who looked at it while stopped at traffic light violated Ontario's distracted driving statute.

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Podcast: gearing up for WWDC, iOS 11.4, interview with Swiss watch manufacturer

06/01/2018, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss what we'd like to see out of WWDC, the key features from iOS 11.4, and Victor interviews Chaz of LIV Watches, who talks about his experiences making mechanical watches at a time when Swiss watch companies are trying to figure out where they fit following the Apple Watch.

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MacBook & iPad Pro updates might not make it to WWDC

05/31/2018, 11:05 am

While Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote on June 4 should contain some important announcements, new MacBooks and iPads won't be among them, a report claimed on Thursday.

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No Ticket? Apple's new WWDC app brings the conference to your couch

05/29/2018, 05:05 pm

Don't have a ticket to this years's Apple Worldwide Developers Conference? The company's new 2018 edition of the WWDC app for iPhones and iPads gives you a virtual seat to this year's conference, with a wealth of educational videos now organized at your fingertips.

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Apple Watch's heart rate sensors alert man to undiagnosed atrial fibrillation

05/28/2018, 08:05 am

An Apple Watch owner in England was recently rescued by a watchOS alert that his heart rate had suddenly spiked, even though he otherwise felt fine.

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AppleInsider Podcast discusses Foxconn in Wisconsin, Apple's self-driving news

05/25/2018, 08:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss Foxconn's IPO of an IoT group, Apple's self-driving vehicle news, and Mike educates the world on the relative lack of danger from Wi-Fi. Also special to this weeks' podcast, Victor interviews Sonny Vu, former CEO of Misfit, the wearables and IoT company about what he's working on next.

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Video: What to expect at WWDC 2018

05/24/2018, 11:05 am

WWDC 2018 is just around the corner, and we're extremely excited to see what Apple's got up its sleeve. The annual conference is focused on software technologies, but sometimes Apple sneaks in a few hardware releases and announcements.

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Apple Watch leads wearable device market with estimated 3.8M unit shipments in first quarter

05/23/2018, 01:05 pm

The Apple Watch is continuing to dominate the wearable device market, analytics firm Canalys claims, marginally beating Xiaomi in terms of wearable band shipments in the first quarter of 2018 at a time when shipments in the market grew by 35 percent compared to the same period last year.

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Coach adds new summer bands & colors for Apple Watch

05/21/2018, 04:05 pm

New York-based fashion brand Coach has released several new bands for the Apple Watch, in a range of colors and designs.

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Apple Watch use in Paralympian's training highlighted ahead of Global Accessibility Awareness Day

05/14/2018, 09:05 am

The Apple Watch has helped to improve the way U.S. Paralympian Austin Pruitt trains, a report reveals, highlighting Apple's work to make its products and services accessible to all users, ahead of Global Accessibility Awareness Day occurring on Thursday.

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Chicago Bears team iPad stolen, MacBook pilfered from airport security and more news in Apple crime

05/13/2018, 08:05 am

An NFL linebacker has his iPad with the team playbook stolen, a man accused of breaking into a school to steal iPads gets permission to attend his friend's "stag do," and more from the Apple-centric crime ledger.

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Apple Watch saves another life, this time in Hong Kong

05/11/2018, 12:05 pm

In the latest in a series of recent stories involving the Apple Watch literally saving the lives of users, a 76-year-old man in Hong Kong says the Watch led to the diagnosis of a serious heart condition.

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AppleInsider Podcast discusses Apple's cancelled data center, LG MLCD+ screens in the 2018 iPhone and more

05/11/2018, 09:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss Apple's drone project, Jony Ive and post-Jobs products, and a virtual assistant from Google that that phones people to schedule appointments just like a real assistant.

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LTE Apple Watch Series 3 now available in India without monthly wireless fee [u]

05/10/2018, 08:05 pm

Seven months after GPS-only versions of Apple Watch Series 3 went up for sale in India, customers in the country can now buy LTE-capable models of the wearable through two major wireless carriers.

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Apple Watch one of the first post-Steve Jobs products at Apple, says Jony Ive

05/09/2018, 02:05 pm

In an interview with a design magazine, Apple's design chief reveals that he never talked about the Apple Watch with Steve Jobs, and elaborates on the early design process.

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Walmart subsidiary Jet.com now an Apple authorized reseller

05/09/2018, 11:05 am

The Walmart-owned e-commerce site and Amazon competitor now offers the full complement of Apple products.

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