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Rumor: Apple's unannounced 'iWatch' faces manufacturing issues, much like Qualcomm's Toq

01/02/2014, 11:01 am

Though it has yet to be announced and there are no signs of an impending product launch, Apple's so-called "iWatch" is reportedly facing poor yield rates of less than 50 percent in trial manufacturing, if the latest rumors are to be believed.

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Archos announces iOS-compatible smart watches, health trackers & connected home devices

12/30/2013, 02:12 pm

Electronics maker Archos on Monday preannounced a slew of new products it plans to show off at the upcoming 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, including "Connected Home" and "Connected Self" accessories compatible with Apple's iPhone and iPad.

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Rumor: Apple taps Quanta to build bigger iPad, iWatch in 2014

11/25/2013, 10:11 am

Taiwan-based Quanta Computer will produce both a jumbo-sized iPad and a wearable "iWatch" for Apple in 2014, according to the latest rumors out of the Far East supply chain.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch sells 800,000 units in 2 months [u]

11/18/2013, 03:11 pm

Since its debut in late September, Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch has sold 800,000 units -- far more than the 50,000 originally claimed by an erroneous rumor [updated].

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Apple's rumored 'iWatch' said to have different screen sizes for men, women

11/13/2013, 08:11 am

Apple's widely rumored entry into the wearable device category will feature an OLED display and come in two screen sizes --1.7 inches for men and 1.3 inches for women --according to one industry analyst.

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Rumor: Apple television plans 'on hold,' company concentrating on wearable devices

11/11/2013, 11:11 am

Apple's plans for a full-fledged television set have been placed "on hold" as the company plans to potentially launch new, wearable electronics, such as a the anticipated "iWatch," according to a new report.

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Google reportedly enters home stretch of smartwatch development, launch 'within months'

10/29/2013, 09:10 am

Android's benefactor has begun talks with Asian manufacturers to mass-produce a wrist-worn smart watch device "within months," according to a new report.

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Rumor: LG nearing deal to supply 'iWatch' OLEDs, Samsung not a candidate

10/29/2013, 06:10 am

Rumors of Apple's so-called "iWatch" are surfacing once again in the Far East, with one report claiming LG Display is closing in on a deal to supply a portion of the device's flexible OLED screens, while longtime supply partner Samsung will be shut out of the project.

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Best Buy to sell MetaWatch iPhone-compatible smart watches Nov. 3

10/16/2013, 02:10 pm

Best Buy is stepping up its presence in the emerging smart watch market, as it was announced this week that the retailer will begin carrying MetaWatch wrist-worn accessories, in addition to products from Pebble, Samsung, Nike, Fitbit and a growing number of others.

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Supply chain visit makes analyst 'confident' about larger iPhone in 2014

10/10/2013, 09:10 am

Sources in Apple's supply chain have reportedly indicated that Apple is on track to release a new iPhone with a larger screen next year, according to one analyst.

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Apple predicted to launch 2 big-screen iPhones, Retina displays for iPad mini & MacBook Air

10/08/2013, 10:10 pm

According to DisplaySearch, the coming year will see Apple revamping displays across nearly all of its product line, introducing Retina iPad minis, Retina MacBook Airs, and the long-rumored larger-screened iPhone.

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Samsung ad gets applause for copying Apple's iPhone spot from 2007

10/07/2013, 12:10 pm

Critics have broadly panned Samsung's initial efforts to deliver a Galaxy Gear "smart watch," but there's accolades for the product's commercial, which is closely patterned after an ad Apple commissioned at the introduction of the original iPhone in 2007.

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Apple predicted to sell as many as 10M 'iWatches' in first year

10/07/2013, 08:10 am

A new poll suggests that as many as 4 percent of iPhone owners would be early adopters of a so-called Apple "iWatch," positioning the company to sell up to 10 million in its first year of availability.

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Google, Nokia smart watches rumored, as Samsung ponders Gear refresh

10/04/2013, 12:10 pm

Nokia and Google are rumored to be working on their own smart watch devices for release in the near future, while a representative from Samsung has reportedly admitted that his company's latest offering in that field could use some improvement.

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Samsung scrambled to finish Galaxy Gear smart watch & beat Apple's rumored 'iWatch' to market

10/02/2013, 12:10 pm

Samsung's recently released Galaxy Gear smart watch may be the product of a rushed development effort spurred on by rumors that Apple was preparing to enter the wearable technology segment in a big way.

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Apple poaches Nike wearable devices guru - report

09/27/2013, 02:09 pm

Nike has allegedly lost one of its top designers, as the director of the shoe and apparel company's research and development studio, responsible for the FuelBand fitness tracker, has reportedly left Beaverton for Cupertino.

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Nike, Oakley hires may mean Intel intends to take on Galaxy Gear, possible iWatch in wearable tech

09/09/2013, 08:09 am

Samsung and Sony have already thrown their hats into the wearable tech ring, and Apple is expected to do so in the next year, but now word emerges that silicon giant Intel is also plotting a move into wearable devices and has made a couple of recent hires that indicate it is considering the wrist as prime real estate.

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Prototype Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch shown off in pictures

09/01/2013, 04:09 pm

Just days before its planned unveiling, images of a prototype smart watch from Samsung have emerged online, showing the South Korean tech giant's newest entry for a wearable technology segment where Apple, Google, and Microsoft are also expected to compete within the coming year.

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Google buys smart watch maker WIMM to boost wearable device initiative [update: Confirmed]

08/30/2013, 05:08 pm

Last year, Google acquired Los Altos, Calif.-based WIMM Labs, all but assuring that the search giant is preparing to make a big move into wearable technology beyond what it has already revealed.

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Samsung confirms debut of Galaxy Gear smart watch at Sept. 4 event

08/28/2013, 04:08 pm

Next week at a media event in Germany, Samsung has confirmed it will unveil a new wearable device dubbed the Galaxy Gear, representing the company's latest stab at a smart watch.

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