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Topic: iWatch

Apple projected to ship nearly 65M 'iWatch' units priced at $199 in first year

08/28/2013, 08:08 am

Apple is rumored to be gearing up to partner with Inventec in 2014 to manufacture a massive 63.4 million smart watches priced at $199, according to a new report.

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Apple reportedly hires fitness guru behind Nike FuelBand for unknown project

08/19/2013, 07:08 pm

According to multiple reports, Apple has hired fitness expert Jay Blahnik, who consulted on Nike's FuelBand, for an unspecified project, suggesting the Cupertino company is ramping up development of a health-oriented wearable device.

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Samsung to reportedly debut 'Galaxy Gear' smart watch on Sept. 4

08/14/2013, 08:08 pm

In what looks to be a bid to preempt Apple's anticipated fall iPhone announcement, Samsung is said to be prepping the so-called "Galaxy Gear" wearable computing device for an unveiling at its "Unpacked Episode 2" event scheduled for early September.

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Samsung seeks 'Galaxy Gear' smart watch trademark as wearable tech market heats up

08/07/2013, 11:08 am

Samsung's forthcoming smart watch accessory may be dubbed the "Galaxy Gear," based on new trademark filings by the company in its home country of South Korea, as well as in the U.S.

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Apple acquires power-efficient chipmaker Passif Semiconductor

08/01/2013, 02:08 pm

In another low-key acquisition, Apple has bought Passif Semiconductor, a California communication chip developer that specializes in low-power designs technology that could be useful in developing a smartwatch-like wearable device.

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Rumored Apple hires from medical sensor field could hint at 'iWatch' capabilities

07/18/2013, 09:07 am

Apple has allegedly hired a number of experts in the field non-intrusive medical sensors, ranging from vein mapping to glucose tracking, potentially revealing some of the company's interests in developing a wrist-worn smart accessory.

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Smart watch shipments to hit 5M units in 2014 as Apple, others rumored to enter market

07/16/2013, 04:07 pm

Apple and other companies are widely rumored to be working on smart watch devices for debut later this year or in 2014, and that increased interest is set to grow the smart watch segment by a factor of ten.

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Microsoft's Surface team working on 'translucent aluminum' smart watch - report

07/15/2013, 03:07 pm

As reports claim Apple is gearing up to launch a so-called "iWatch," another rumor claims that Microsoft is late enough in the development stage of its own smart watch that testing of the device has moved over to the company's Surface hardware development team.

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Apple 'aggressively' hiring iWatch designers for 2014 debut, report says

07/14/2013, 10:07 pm

A report on Sunday claims Apple is "aggressively" making hires for its iWatch team to iron out kinks in the device's design, as current staff assigned to the project are supposedly unable to solve certain difficult engineering issues.

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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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