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Topic: Apple Watch

Apple's wearables business nearly size of Fortune 300 company, CEO Tim Cook says

02/13/2018, 10:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook provided a bit of color on the company's wearables business during Tuesday's shareholders meeting, saying combined Apple Watch, AirPods and Beats headphones revenue is nearing that of a Fortune 300 company.

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Apple Watch holiday sales volume beat entire Swiss watch industry for first time

02/13/2018, 11:02 am

More Apple Watches shipped in the fourth quarter of 2017 than the entire Swiss watch industry, a report claims, showing the Apple-produced wearable device is still growing in popularity, though analysis also indicates the Apple Watch still has some way to go before it can outpace Swiss watches on an annual basis.

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AppleInsider podcast interviews Michal Jurewicz of Mytek, talks about HomePod and a 6.1 inch iPhone

02/09/2018, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Neil talk about HomePod, rumored iPhones and Bryan Fuller's inability to stay on a show. In addition, Michal Jurewicz joins to talk about audio digital signal processing.

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Apple Watch can detect early signs of diabetes with 85% accuracy, study finds

02/07/2018, 10:02 am

Amid rumors that Apple is working on a non-invasive glucose monitoring system for Apple Watch, researchers are using cutting edge software science to prove the heart rate sensors in current-generation wearables can successfully detect early signs of diabetes.

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Apple begins wide collection of Apple Watch data for Heart Study

02/03/2018, 06:02 pm

Apple this week began collecting heart rate data from a wide number of Apple Watch owners who signed up to participate in a heart study being conducted in cooperation with Stanford Health.

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Apple offers special badge, iMessage stickers for Apple Watch owners during Heart Month

02/02/2018, 09:02 am

To mark American Heart Month, which promotes cardiovascular health, Apple is launching a special Activity Challenge for the Apple Watch, which comes with a badge and three animated iMessage stickers for whoever completes it.

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Apple Watch, AirPods drive Wearables rev 70%, outpacing size, growth of Amazon ads, Google Cloud, Alphabet Other Bets

02/02/2018, 08:02 am

Apple is criticized for making much of its revenues from one hit product: iPhone. However, its newest foray into Wearables has not only become its fastest-growing revenue source behind iPhone, but is also larger and growing more rapidly than other top tech firms' hyped future growth segments, such as Amazon's ads business, Google's Cloud and Alphabet's Other Bets.

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Slack is latest major service to drop standalone Apple Watch app

01/31/2018, 09:01 pm

Enterprise messaging platform Slack updated its iOS app on Wednesday and in doing so announced the deprecation of its standalone Apple Watch app, marking the latest major service to dump Apple's wrist-bound wearable.

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Apple to start sales of cellular Apple Watch Series 3 models in Hong Kong, Singapore next month

01/25/2018, 10:01 pm

Apple is moving forward with its global Apple Watch rollout and will in February launch cellular versions of the latest Apple Watch Series 3 in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Apple's watchOS 4.3 revives ability to browse an iPhone's music library from Apple Watch

01/25/2018, 07:01 pm

With Apple's watchOS 4.3 beta, released to developers earlier on Thursday, users can once again peruse their iPhone's music catalog from a connected Apple Watch, a feature curiously removed from watchOS last year.

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First watchOS 4.3 beta made available for developer testing

01/25/2018, 01:01 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a developer's beta for watchOS 4.3, adding to the slew of Wednesday's test releases, though what exactly is in the update remains a mystery.

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Apple employees can earn special Apple Watch band in 2018 'Close the Rings' challenge

01/22/2018, 05:01 pm

Apple in February will hold its annual fitness challenge for employees, and participants who complete the event with "gold" metrics will net themselves a specially designed Apple Watch band featuring an Activity Rings motif.

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Running Microsoft 'Xbox Watch' discovered, is no Apple Watch killer

01/22/2018, 04:01 pm

An "Xbox Watch" prototype has been unearthed and brought back to life, showing what Microsoft had in mind for its first, true smart watch after a failed effort in the beginning of the century.

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Apple issues fourth developer betas of iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, tvOS 11.2.5, and High Sierra 10.13.3

01/09/2018, 01:01 pm

One week after the last batch, registered members of Apple's developer program can now access the fourth pre-release beta builds of operating systems for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.

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Limited Apple Watch controls for select Whirlpool appliances coming in 2018

01/08/2018, 09:01 am

Whirlpool will add Apple Watch support to its app in 2018, allowing users of the wearable to control more than 20 compatible appliances when the technology is fully deployed.

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Which Apple band(s) should you get for your new Apple Watch?

01/02/2018, 02:01 pm

If you got an Apple Watch for Christmas, or you're looking to buy one on your own, there's a multitude of official bands to choose from. Which ones -- if any -- should you consider?

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Apple 2017 year in review: Apple Watch gains further independence from iPhone

01/01/2018, 11:01 am

With the Series 3 and watchOS 4, Apple continued to push the Apple Watch steadily forward in 2017, above all making the important leap of adding LTE cellular.

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Apple's non-invasive glucose reader for Apple Watch may be 'years away'

12/27/2017, 09:12 am

Apple is still developing a non-invasive glucose reader, but the technology might not show up in an Apple Watch for several years, a report said this week.

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Some of the best apps for your new Apple Watch

12/26/2017, 11:12 am

If you were lucky enough to get -- or buy -- an Apple Watch for Christmas, you might be wondering where to start with third-party apps. These a few of the most recommended ones out there.

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iOS apps on macOS would bring hope for Apple Watch, Apple Health support on Mac

12/22/2017, 10:12 am

With Apple rumored to bring support for universal apps in iOS 12 and macOS 10.14, the move could also be good news for the Apple Watch, potentially untethering it from the iPhone for both setup and sync.

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