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On strength of LTE version, Apple Watch predicted to hit 15M sales in 2017, 20M in 2018

08/18/2017, 09:08 am

Reports from the supply chain suggest that the Apple Watch will see 15 million sales, but a suspected launch of an LTE model in the fall will push that number to 20 million in 2018.

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Apple Watch data privacy, cost main concerns in Apple and Aetna partnership

08/17/2017, 06:08 pm

In a meeting earlier this month, Apple, Aetna and a number of industry influencers discussed the viability of offering Apple Watch to millions of health insurance subscribers at a discount, but according to one attendee, sticking points remain.

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Quanta pegged as supplier for Apple Watch 'Series 3,' shipments allegedly start in holiday quarter

08/17/2017, 12:08 pm

With the rumor mill starting to churn in advance of Apple's expected September release event, a new report cites manufacturer Quanta as the manufacturer of the device -- with shipments starting sometime before Christmas.

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Apple Watch with LTE may not support cellular voice calls at launch, instead focus on data

08/16/2017, 01:08 pm

In a push to improve the user experience of the Apple Watch, a new LTE-connected model expected to arrive later this year will reportedly focus on delivering data to users faster, meaning FaceTime and apps may serve as a stand-in for cell phone calls.

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Video: Rumors mount for LTE-connected Apple Watch

08/15/2017, 04:08 pm

Rumors surrounding an LTE-enabled Apple Watch are beginning to pour in, with most claiming a fall launch date for the next-generation wearable. Check out the latest in this AppleInsider video.

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Report corroborates fall Apple Watch refresh with LTE connectivity, same design

08/15/2017, 08:08 am

Citing new sources, another venue has jumped into the fray with new Apple Watch rumors, suggesting that LTE connectivity is coming in September to Apple's wearable line.

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LTE Apple Watch will keep current form factor, be offered alongside standard versions

08/14/2017, 04:08 pm

Noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Monday weighed in on Apple's upcoming Apple Watch release, affirming recent reports of LTE cellular connectivity and dispelling rumors that the device will sport a new form factor.

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Apple, Aetna, major hospital chains allegedly teaming up for customer discounts on Apple Watch

08/14/2017, 01:08 pm

Apple reportedly held a number of discussions with Aetna in the beginning of August to see how to best bring the Apple Watch to the 23 million customers of the insurer.

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Apple Watch app tracks viewer heart rate spikes during 'Game of Thrones'

08/11/2017, 02:08 pm

Fans of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones are more excited by dialogue than by action scenes, according to a study by heart monitoring app Cardiogram of Apple Watch users.

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Overcast developer nixes standalone podcasts on Apple Watch, citing watchOS 4 changes

08/10/2017, 07:08 pm

Via a Thursday iPhone app update, support for playing podcasts directly on an Apple Watch -- through a feature called "Send to Watch" -- was removed from Overcast, something its developer blamed on changes coming with this fall's watchOS 4.

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Coach refreshes Apple Watch band lineup with six new models, stock reload of older bands

08/07/2017, 04:08 pm

Coach has updated its Apple Watch band collection for the fall, with six new combinations of colors and designs.

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'Apple Watch Series 3' rumored to boast all-new form factor [u]

08/04/2017, 05:08 pm

On the heels of news that Apple intends to release an LTE-equipped Apple Watch model later this year, a new rumor surfaced claiming the smartwatch line will receive its first design refresh since launch in 2015.

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Apple to launch cellular connected Apple Watch later this year, report says

08/04/2017, 04:08 pm

A report on Friday claims Apple is planning to release a version of Apple Watch this fall with an integrated cellular LTE chipset, allowing the device to connect to offsite servers without the help of iPhone.

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Estimates peg Apple Watch at third place in wearables with 2.8M units in June quarter

08/03/2017, 09:08 am

The Apple Watch's share of the global wearables market is on the rise, but still leaving the company behind rivals Xiaomi and Fitbit, according to research data published this week.

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Yoga & water polo among new activities coming to Apple Watch, latest code leak suggests [u]

08/02/2017, 04:08 pm

The built-in Workout app on the Apple Watch may soon gain many more activity types, such as yoga, wrestling, and water polo, according to the latest discovery in Apple's HomePod firmware. [Updated with corrected info]

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Latest HomePod firmware leak indicates skiing workouts coming to Apple Watch

08/01/2017, 11:08 am

Code strings unearthed from early HomePod firmware suggest that Apple is planning to add skiing to the Apple Watch's Workout app, presumably alongside this fall's watchOS 4.

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Further Apple HomePod firmware spelunking shows 1GB of RAM, 272x340 screen

07/31/2017, 04:07 pm

A deeper dive into the HomePod firmware that was briefly available over the weekend shows the A8-powered device will boast 1GB of RAM available and a 272-by-340 pixel screen, suggesting that rudimentary app support will be possible for the hardware in the future.

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Fitbit's Apple Watch competitor will offer third-party apps & 'app gallery' at launch - CEO

07/28/2017, 02:07 pm

Fitbit's first true smartwatch will launch with select third-party apps and an "app gallery," the company's CEO promised on Friday, trying to dispel earlier rumors.

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Apple manufacturer Quanta seen riding high on 'Apple Watch Series 3' coming this fall

07/25/2017, 01:07 pm

Regular Apple supplier Quanta Computer is likely to enjoy strong revenues in the second half of 2017, in part because of the third-generation Apple Watch, reports reaffirmed on Tuesday.

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Apple could provide Series 1 Apple Watch as replacement for original models requiring repairs

07/21/2017, 09:07 am

Owners of the first-generation Apple Watch could find they will be offered a newer model as a replacement if they take their timepiece in for repairs, with Apple said to have advised its retail stores and Authorized Service Providers that they can use Series 1 Apple Watch parts with the original model.

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