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Android Wear watches get reviewed, are they painful enough for an iWatch yet?

Android Wear watches get reviewed, are they painful enough for an iWatch yet?

Android Wear is the software and services from Google designed to run on a wide range of wearables, but launching first as watches. Android Central has just posted their LG G Watch review and Samsung Gear Live Review and... they're certainly a step forward in many ways. If the Pebble was the Palm...
Apple hires TAG Heuer marketing exec ahead of rumored 'Swiss-made' iWatch launch

Apple hires TAG Heuer marketing exec ahead of rumored 'Swiss-made' iWatch launch

Apple has hired the sales director for Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer. The man was apparently hired to help launch Apple's long-rumored iWatch, thought by many to be coming this fall. The unnamed executive left TAG Heuer last week Jean-Claude Biver, head of watch brands for TAG Heuer's parent...
HealthKit in iOS 8

iWatch reportedly being put through the paces by pro athletes

The Apple iWatch is anticipated to include loads of fitness capabilities, and to test them Apple has reportedly turned to several professional athletes. If there's anybody who would know what they need out of a fitness gadget, it'd be those for whom sports is their job. And so, Apple is reported...
iWatch will reportedly have ten sensors, multiple screen sizes

iWatch will reportedly have more than ten sensors, multiple screen sizes

Apple is reportedly planning to launch multiple sizes of the iWatch, with several sensors to track health and fitness. Following yesterday's report, of a possible curved OLED screen and wireless charging for the device, reports today suggest the iWatch will have more than ten sensors for tracing...
iWatch rumored to arrive with 2.5-inch square display

Rumored square iWatch could kickstart wireless charging for Apple

The latest iWatch reports have pegged down more specs for the upcoming Apple smartwatch. The watch is reported to be to starting production in July, with a launch set for October (which is right about when we expect to see the iPhone 6). Quanta Computer of Taiwan is said to be the primary...
Yet another report says iWatch due in October

Yet another report says iWatch due in October

It looks like we might be seeing the iWatch this October. The device, long-rumored to finally be coming this time, for real, seriously, is said to have a curved glass OLED display, with an array of sensor for capturing data on calorie consumption, blood glucose levels, sleep activity, and more....
Moto 360

Would you want a round-faced iWatch? [Poll]

How would you like the iWatch to look? There's a financial analyst "report" going around that says Apple's rumored iWatch will have a round face, much like Motorola's upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch. That would suggest a more classical watch-like design, which would bring the product fully into the...
Mobile health executive claims he sat down with iWatch team to talk 'Healthbook'-style platform

Mobile health executive claims he sat down with iWatch team to talk 'Healthbook'-style platform

An unnamed mobile health executive is saying he sat down with Apple's iWatch team to talk about something that sounds a lot like the Healthbook platform rumored for iOS 8. The iWatch, Healthbook, and iOS 8 haven't been announced yet, and Apple's typically incredibly secretive about unannounced...
Apple acquires micro-LED display company LuxVue

Apple acquires micro-LED display company LuxVue Technologies

Apple has apparently acquired LuxVue Technologies, a company focused on developing micro-LED displays. LuxVue, which until now has maintained a low profile, last year filed for several patents regarding micro-LED technologies. One investor in the company claimed that the company had achieved a "...
No iWatch, new Apple TV hardware at WWDC

No iWatch, Apple TV hardware at WWDC

We've been hearing rumors about the fabled Apple iWatch and the mythical new Apple TV for what seems like an eternity and a half, and according to the latest report we're going to have to keep waiting. If you somehow thought that WWDC 2014 would see Apple showing off one or both of those, you're...
Would you want Apple to put health sensors in your EarPods? [Poll]

Would you want Apple to put health sensors in your EarPods? [Poll]

Do you want health sensors in your Apple EarPods headphones? How would you feel about Apple putting health sensors into their next-generation EarPods headphones? There are a ton of health-related rumors swirling around iOS 8 and Healthbook, the iPhone 6 and even the still-mythical iWatch, and...
Why Nike would be smart to outsource their fitness hardware to Apple and the iWatch

Why Nike would be smart to outsource their fitness hardware to Apple and the iWatch

There's a rumor going around that Nike is axing their Nike Fuelband hardware division. Whether it ultimately proves to be true or false, given where Apple is and where they may be going with iOS 8, iPhone 6, and perhaps even an iWatch, it makes a ton of sense. A few years ago Sonos, the Wi-Fi...
How Apple could release a really expensive iWatch and prime the market for the wearable revolution

How Apple could release a really expensive iWatch and prime the market for the wearable revolution

Just as they were late getting into the smartphone game, Apple has not rushed into the wrist race with iWatch. Check out Smartwatch Fans and you'll find no less than 14 smartwatches that are either available now or will be early this year. Some are from major companies like Samsung, Sony and...
Vector 36: iWatches, iPhablets, and Apple's next big thing

Vector 36: iWatches, iPhablets, and Apple's next big thing

Rene and industry analyst Ben Bajarin talk about the realities of the wearable and smartwatch market, the phablet space in North America, and why it's hard to see a next-big-thing any time soon. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS Download directly Follow on Twitter Show notes...
From iWatch to iPad Pro: How Apple could fill the mobile device spectrum

From iWatch to iPad Pro: How Apple could fill the mobile device spectrum

Steve Jobs introduced the original iPad in 2010 by making the case that, in order for a new product category to exist between the smartphone and the laptop it had to be significantly better at certain important things than a smartphone or a laptop. A decade of Tablet PC ruins smote across the...
iMore show 397: Thousand dollar iWatches

iMore show 397: Thousand dollar iWatches

Rene and Peter discuss the Heartbleed exploit, analyze the analysts 2014 Apple product predictions, and talk Office of iPad, iWork updates, Lightroom for iPad, and Monument Valley. Subscribe in iTunes: Audio Subscribe in RSS: Audio Download directly: Audio...
There won't be another iPhone-class product, not for Apple, not for anyone, not for a long time

There won't be another iPhone-class product, not for Apple, not for anyone, not for a long time

Apple needs another iPhone-class product or they're doomed. We heard it right after the iPhone was released. We heard it right after the iPad was released. We're hearing it now. From shoddy journalists to market mad-people it's the single most consistent, most bullshit Apple narrative of the last...
Iterate 65: iOS 7 redux, wearables, and everywhereables!

Iterate 65: iOS 7 redux, wearables, and everywhereables!

Live from Macworld|iWorld 2014, Rene talks to Brad Ellis, Jessie Char, and Louie Mantia of Pacific Helm, Clarko of FitBit, and Sebastiaan de With of DoubleTwist about iOS 7 six months later, and interfaces on wearables and everywhereables. Subscribe in iTunes...
Apple reportedly tries, fails to hire Swiss watchmakers for iWatch

Apple reportedly tries, fails to hire Swiss watchmakers for iWatch

It looks like Apple has been attempting to hire away watchmakers from Swiss luxury watch brands as part of their much-rumored iWatch, though they are reportedly having some trouble with recruiting. While European watchmakers have been repeatedly contacted by Apple, Google, and others recently,...
Does Apple owe it to shareholders to rush out a new product category?

Does Apple owe it to shareholders to rush out a new product category?

We’re almost a quarter way through 2014, and it seems some Apple shareholders have ants in their pants. They’re impatient and want to see what Tim Cook’s team is going to do in a new product category, be it an iWatch, Apple television, or something else entirely. I guess it isn’t enough for Apple...

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