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Topic: iWatch

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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New Pebble developer tools allow smart watch apps to talk to iPhone apps

05/16/2013, 03:05 pm

The Pebble smart watch development kit was updated on Thursday to allow two-way communication between watch and phone apps, along with a new sports API for tracking exercise.

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Survey finds 19% of consumers interested in buying Apple 'iWatch'

04/19/2013, 08:04 am

A new survey has discovered strong consumer interest for a hypothetical "iWatch" from Apple, with 19 percent of consumers declaring themselves "likely" to buy such a device.

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Former Xbox & Kinect teams allegedly working on Microsoft smart watch

04/18/2013, 10:04 am

Microsoft's anticipated wrist-worn accessory originally began as a health rate monitor, but is now a full-fledged smart watch under development, according to a new report.

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Microsoft rumored to be working on touch-enabled 'smart watch' designs

04/15/2013, 12:04 am

Coming amidst rumors of so-called "smart watch" products from Apple and Samsung, software giant Microsoft is now said to be mulling an entrance into the still nascent wearable computing device sector with designs of its own.

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Apple board member Bill Campbell expects high-tech 'intimate' device era, hints at 'iWatch'

04/12/2013, 09:04 pm

In a talk at Intuit's headquarters on Friday, company chairman and Apple board member Bill Campbell aired his thoughts on the intersection of technology and "intimate" objects, which he expects will yield a new era of personal electronics.

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Rumor: Ex-Adobe exec Kevin Lynch heading Apple team of former iPod employees

04/12/2013, 08:04 am

Kevin Lynch, a former Adobe executive who caused a stir when he recently joined Apple, is now in charge of a team comprised of employees who used to work in the company's iPod division, a new rumor claims.

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Apple advertises job listing for 'flexible display' engineer, quickly pulls post

04/10/2013, 07:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday took down a job listing it posted in early April looking for a hardware engineer with experience in flexible displays, suggesting that the company is actively researching the advanced technology only now emerging in the consumer marketplace.

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Rumor: Microsoft to introduce Google Glass competitor in 2014

04/04/2013, 03:04 pm

Wearable electronics are apparently the next big trend in tech, as a new rumor claims Microsoft plans to join the fray with its own set of high-tech glasses in the first half of 2014.

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Fingerprint scanning tech predicted to be major component of Apple's 'iPhone 5S' & 'iWatch'

04/03/2013, 08:04 am

Rumors of a secure fingerprint scanner in Apple's anticipated "iPhone 5S" continue to surface, with one new report claiming the feature will also appear in an Apple "iWatch."

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Google, LG also rumored to be working on own smart watch devices

03/22/2013, 12:03 pm

Speculation that wearable smart watches are the "next big thing" in tech continues to mount, as a pair of new reports claim both Google and LG are working on their own wrist accessories.

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New Samsung smart watch will be company's third stab at wrist accessory

03/21/2013, 10:03 am

Samsung recently tipped that it plans to enter the connected smart watch market, but the company has twice in the past also attempted and failed to pioneer with such a device.

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Review: Pebble smart watch is worth the hype

03/19/2013, 06:03 am

Pebble, the famed Kickstarter smart watch project that raised well over $10 million, has been enjoying a huge amount of media hype thanks in no small part to its tens of thousands of backers. The buzz is well-founded; Pebble is good and getting better by the minute.

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Samsung exec says readying smart watch entry to battle Apple

03/19/2013, 04:03 am

Not to be outdone by rumors of a supposed Apple-built "smart watch," a Samsung executive on Tuesday revealed that the Korean company is too working on its own entry into the wearable computing arena, but failed to disclose anything about the purported device.

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Swatch CEO doesn't believe Apple's rumored 'iWatch' is next tech revolution

03/06/2013, 10:03 am

Investors and tech observers are abuzz about the possibilities of a so-called Apple "iWatch," but the CEO of Swatch is skeptical about just how much such a device could replace Apple's iPhone, saying he doesn't believe such a device would be the next smart device revolution.

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Apple's pressure-sensitive 'squeezable' device housing could control future iPhones and accessories

03/05/2013, 05:03 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday issued Apple a patent for system in which a device can be controlled through the measurement and translation of deflection or stress a user applies to a device housing.

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Apple studied Nike sport watches in mid-2000s for materials and processes research

03/04/2013, 04:03 pm

In a follow-up to Monday's report speculating that an "iWatch" could be more profitable than a dedicated television set, it was discovered that Apple ordered boxes of Nike watches nearly ten years ago to study the devices' materials and how they were were manufactured.

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Rumor: Prototypes of Apple's iOS-powered 'iWatch' face battery life issues

03/04/2013, 10:03 am

A new report claims Apple hopes its alleged "iWatch" will offer between 4 and 5 days of use between charges, but current prototypes get about half that.

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2013 'iWatch' debut could rake in more profit than an Apple television set

03/04/2013, 08:03 am

The current wristwatch market has much higher gross margins than HDTV sales, which could set the stage for Apple to sell its own hugely profitable wearable hardware as soon as this year.

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