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Topic: Watch Effect

Watch Effect: Complications could bring glanceable, clutter-free info to iPhone lock screens

06/01/2015, 11:06 am

Right out of the box, the Apple Watch offers greater customization than perhaps any other first-generation Apple product in history. In particular, user-configurable "complications" on watch faces could foreshadow similar customization coming to the iPhone lock screen.

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Watch Effect: Scaling up Apple's Taptic Engine for iPhone and iPad

05/30/2015, 09:05 am

One of the more exciting features introduced with Apple Watch is Apple's Taptic Engine, a technology that has effectively creates a compelling user experience by accurately reproducing taps, bumps and other tactile effects.

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Watch Effect: Apple's first OLED display product could hint at more to come

05/29/2015, 11:05 am

OLED displays, which can offer power savings advantages over their LCD counterparts, have been rumored to arrive in Apple products for years. But with the launch of the Apple Watch, the company has finally opted to embrace OLED technology, which could pave the way for future devices, like the iPhone, to make the switch.

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Watch Effect: Apple Watch hints at a Siri who's always just a shout away

05/27/2015, 09:05 am

Pairing an Apple Watch with an iPhone makes Siri easier to access than ever. But with a new voice-controlled Apple TV said to be on the horizon, Siri seems poised to become an even more prevalent part of the Apple ecosystem.

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Watch Effect: Apple's iPhone, iPad could learn a new way to wake

05/26/2015, 11:05 am

In Apple's post-Watch world, pressing a button to bring your iPhone to life just feels wrong, something akin to plugging a Retina MacBook into an ethernet jack --a procedural relic of a time gone by. Tap-to-wake has arrived, and we hope it's here to stay.

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Watch Effect: How the Digital Crown and Force Touch could inform future iOS device design

05/25/2015, 10:05 am

Even staunch Apple Watch detractors have to admire the technology Apple managed to pack into its first wearable platform. As Apple's "most personal device ever," Watch boasts multiple advancements to the user interface, two of which -- Force Touch and UI concepts invented alongside the Digital Crown -- we'd like to see in future iPhones and iPads.

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How the rest of Apple's ecosystem could benefit from Apple Watch: Smarter, contextually aware notifications

05/24/2015, 12:05 pm

Apple frequently introduces new technologies and features in a singular new product, then gradually brings them to other devices in its ecosystem, making for a more coherent user experience. With the recent launch of the Apple Watch, the company has begun offering smarter and more contextually aware locations --something we'd like to see on the rest of the company's platforms.

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