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10 things you need to know about the Apple Watch

Last Tuesday I got to watch Tim Cook introduce the Apple Watch, then got to spend some time trying it on, running through the demo, and hearing about the features. For an unreleased product, there was still a ton of information provided. That's probably why we're seeing some confusion about what exactly was said, when, and how. If you go back and re-watch the keynote or look at Apple's Watch page, you'll find a lot of the recent questions, and almost all of the recent "new information" was actually stated right there on stage or spelled out in black and white on the web. Much of the rest was addressed in the demo area. (I live-tweeted a lot of that.) So, in an effort to put it all in one place, and hopefully put some minds at ease, here's what you really need to know about the Apple Watch!

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NSFW: Apple, U2 and looking a gift horse in the mouth

NSFW is a weekly op-ed column in which I talk about whatever's on my mind. Sometimes it'll have something to do with the technology we cover here on iMore; sometimes it'll be whatever pops into my head. Your questions, comments and observations are welcome.

At the end of Apple's recent iPhone 6 and Apple Watch event, Tim Cook had one more surprise up his sleeve: U2's new album, Songs of Innocence, would be available to every iTunes Store customer in more than 100 countries, completely free. Many people are happy for the new album, but it's created an equal amount of controversy. It's just a free album, folks. Settle down.

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Why I didn't pre-order the iPhone 6

Happy pre-order day, everyone! After some fits and starts, pre-ordering for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus got underway at Apple's online store and on cell carrier web sites in the wee hours this morning. I awoke this morning to find a Twitter feed full of announcements from friends and colleagues sharing details on what model they've reserved. I'm sitting this one out. Let me explain why.

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Bigger iPhones, women, and skinny jeans: Will your new iPhone fit in your pocket?

One of the largest concerns many folks have when it comes to buying larger smartphones, is whether or not it'll fit in their pocket. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are larger than any iPhone to date, coming in at 4.7" and 5.5" respectively. That being said, many people are already asking about how pocket friendly the new iPhones will be. While I may not have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus yet, I do have templates, glue, some poster board, and a few ninja skills!

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iPod classic, requiescat in pace

Yesterday Apple quietly put to rest the device that singularly got the company moving in the direction it is today: the iPod classic. It's not hyperbole to suggest that the iPod helped turn Apple into the business it is today: The most successful consumer electronics company on the planet.

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How Apple Pay might really pay off for AAPL

Yesterday Apple revealed it's new payment solution, Apple Pay, as part of the big iPhone 6 launch in California. The rumours that had been circulating about what we previously called 'iWallet' were largely correct. And, of course, there is more to the story. But before I dive into my thoughts, Apple watchers who follow the stock might want to browse through this post at Fortune. It's a nice summary of what analysts are saying about Apple Pay.

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But what if I didn't want a bigger iPhone?

Now that the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been revealed, all that we're left to decide is which one we want, right? But there's more to it — what if I didn't want a bigger phone at all?

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Apple Pay and security: What you need to know

Yesterday Apple announced Apple Pay, a payment mechanism that will be available on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch. While the convenience of such a feature is tempting, how do we know if we can trust it? To answer this, let's take a look at what we know about Apple Pay's security so far.

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Why I'm still saying no to the Apple Watch

Apple's finally revealed the Apple Watch. I said before that I wasn't really interested in an Apple Watch. I haven't changed my mind, but I am more interested. Here's why.

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iPhone 6 event preview: What we expect to see — and not see! — later today!

For the last two years the iPhone has anchored Apple's September event. Gone are the days of iPods and music. This is the era of the phone. With the iPhone 5 we got the biggest thing to happen to the iPhone since iPhone. With the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s we got the most colorful and the most forward thinking iPhones yet. What, then, should we expect from an event that might have even bigger and more forward thinking iPhones? And from an event where Apple's wearables not only make a comeback, but take a leap ahead?

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