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Apple Watch launch retail stock to be limited for many models, reservations favored

If you want to buy the Apple Watch model of your choice at an Apple Store at launch, you should consider pre-ordering online or through an Apple Store reservation, sources have told 9to5Mac. Due in part to the number of different models, Apple Watch inventory at many Apple Stores in the United …

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The first Apple Watch was an iPhone with a Velcro strap

The Apple Watch was created under crazy, sleep-deprived conditions, with its first working prototype being an iPhone strapped to the wrist with a Velcro strap, and the Digital Crown represented by a custom dongle plugged into the bottom of the phone via the headphone jack.<p>Those are a couple of the …

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Apple Watch hasn't even launched and it's already crushed its first rival

Garmin, which makes a popular GPS for cars, is also a leader in the GPS fitness-watch business. However, with increased competition from Apple, Fitbit, and TomTom, analysts at Citi say the company's "stronghold" in this business will likely erode.<p>In a note on Monday, Citi downgraded shares of …

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Here’s what the premium Apple Watch Edition box looks like

Someone has taken pictures of the Apple Watch Edition packaging, which unlike the cheaper models doubles as a charging dock. The pictures show the more premium leather lining of the box. The insert for the charging cable is also visible in the pictures. The Apple Watch is suspended on its side …

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Big, beautiful photos of all 22 models of the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch was created to be both a tech and fashion product, with Apple designer Jony Ive explaining that his team "worked extremely hard to make an object that, one, would be extremely desirable, but would also be personal because we don't all want to wear the same watch."<p>As a result, there …

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Apple Watch app developers say it’s all about timely notifications

Apple was clear with developers from the start that the Apple Watch is all about “quick, easy looks” rather than lengthy interactions, and it seems the message has been taken on board by major brands, reports the <i>WSJ</i>.<p>“If people use their desktop computers for hours at a time and their phones for …

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The best Apple Watch apps you can download now

You’ll need something to do while you wait for your pre-ordered Apple Watch to arrive — things officially kicked off online at 12:01 PDT last night, or 3AM if you’re on the East Coast like me — so we’re compiling a running list of Watch apps hitting the App Store to keep you busy. When you actually …

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How to book your Watch fitting with Apple’s Concierge service

Now that the Apple Watch is officially available for pre-orders, Apple has opened up its new Concierge service, allowing you to schedule appointments with Apple Specialists for official Watch fittings.<p>Provided you can find an available slot, that is!<p>[avocado-gallery ids=”318782,318783″]<p>To access …

Almost all Apple Watch models sold out, AppleCare+ pricing revealed (update: sold out!)

<b>Update</b>: All Apple Watch models in the US are now at minimum 4 – 6 week shipping estimates in less than six hours.<p>Whether due to high demand or low supply, all models of Apple Watch have now almost entirely sold out with many slipping delivery date estimates in mere minutes of preorders opening. In …

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Apple Watch Pre-Orders Slip To June Shipping

Two words: supply constraints.<p>Shipping timeframes for the Apple Watch, which went up for online pre-order a few hours ago with the promise of in-store pick up or home delivery starting on April 24, have quickly slipped to June for some models as buyers snapped up the undisclosed numbers of units …

Katy Perry and Pharrell Have the Exact Same Taste in Apple Watches

A bunch of celebrities are posting pictures of themselves wearing the Apple Watch this week. Among them are artists Katy Perry and Pharrell, who …

Dexcom sensors will be first to offer continuous glucose monitoring from Apple Watch

Dexcom announced today that it’s preparing updates to its two mobile apps that will allow users of its Continuous Glucose Monitor System to track everything straight from Apple Watch. The apps will not only let users view their own glucose information, but also invite others– parents or caregivers …

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The best Apple Watch stands and docks

Now that the Apple Watch is officially in the wild, it’s clear that stands and docks make sense for two reasons: they keep metal and metal-accented bands from getting scuffed up, and guarantee a stable charging connection all night long. Some stands also serve as beautiful displays for your Watch, …

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Mind Your Manners! Five Rules of Apple Watch Etiquette. (Video)

Hint: Silence is golden.<p>If you ordered an Apple Watch this weekend — or if you’ve already been wearing an Android Wear or Pebble watch — congratulations! You’re in the small subset of the population that not only has a smartphone to look down at all day long, but also a smart<i>watch</i> that will …

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Report estimates almost 1 million Apple Watch preorders on the first day in the US

A study by Slice Intelligence estimates that Apple recorded 957,000 Apple Watch preorders on Friday in the US, the first day the device was available to order. On average, customers bought 1.3 watches which means that many customers ordered two or more units. The Sport model was the most popular …

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There's already a crazy scheme to extend the Apple Watch battery

It's probably wise to wait for something more reliable<p>As with any new Apple product, there will soon be a robust third-party accessory market filled with cases, bands, and inexplicable gadgets built for the Apple Watch, many of which won't do what they claim or will be simply awful. The wipowerband …

Pandora Radio adds Apple Watch app for remote music control, favoriting songs, more

Apple revealed the first look at its all-new Music app for iPhone and iPad with the first beta release of iOS 8.4 today, which brings a new look to iTunes Radio among other major changes. Pandora Radio, the similarly-modeled music streaming service that’s arguably superior to iTunes Radio in music …

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Chinese Apple Pay launch delayed by stalled bank negotiations, maybe UK too

The launch of Apple Pay in China, originally expected to be part of iOS 8.3, has been delayed by stalled negotiations with both the state-owned card processor UnionPay and Chinese banks, reports <i>MarketWatch</i>. Developers had originally been told that iOS 8.3 would support UnionPay, but found that …

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Here’s how you multitask on the Apple Watch

Wondering how multitasking will work on the Apple Watch? Just tap twice. Here’s how it works.<p>The Apple Watch supports a couple of cool double-tap actions. One of them is for the side button: Just double-tap the side button in front of an NFC terminal to pay with Apple Pay. But a reddit user has …

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1Password breaks free into the real world with the Apple Watch

Today, 1Password developer AgileBits announced that their popular iOS password management app, 1Password, has been updated to the Apple Watch. But 1Password could even be cooler in the updates that follow.<p>1Password for both OS X and iOS are already fantastic at automatically detecting the site …

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Calling Dick Tracy: Glide iOS app brings live video messages to Apple Watch

Glide, the app that lets users send live video messages, today becomes the first to bring the feature to Apple Watch. With an update to Glide’s iOS app, users of Apple Watch will be able to receive live videos messages right on their wrist, although it’s a one-way experience for Apple Watch as the …

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Apple considering how best to add Force Touch to iPhone 6s

Apple is reportedly testing two different designs for incorporating Apple Watch-style Force Touch technology into its next iPhone, according to a new report citing the Taiwanese supply chain.<p>With around five months until the next iPhone is unveiled, Apple is apparently experimenting with different …

Mobile Technology

Ming-Chi Kuo: Global Apple Watch Pre-Orders Exceed 2.3 Million Units

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a respectable track record at reporting on Apple, has issued a new note to investors estimating that global pre-orders for Apple Watch has exceeded 2.3 million units. Previously, a study from Slice Intelligence estimated that there were 1 million Apple …

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No Apple Watches in store until June, Ahrendts tells staff as April 24th date removed from website

Angela Ahrendts has told Apple Store staff that the Apple Watch is unlikely to be available for in-store purchases before June – but they should expect the usual ‘blockbuster launches’ in retail stores for future products.<p>In a memo to retail store staff, Apple’s retail head thanked staff for making …

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IFTTT’s excellent Do apps are coming to the Apple Watch

IFTTT’s already dead simple Do collection of apps is about to get even better: two of the apps have just been supercharged with Apple Watch support, allowing you to run an IFTTT recipe on your watch face with just a single tap.<p>IFTTT, the excellent web automation service that can be used to link …

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Yelp Releases Apple Watch App With Nearby Location Listings, Reviews

Apple Maps partner Yelp has today announced an update to its iOS app that will bring the service to Apple Watch. The announcement comes in the midst of more and more companies announcing their Apple Watch apps as the April 24 launch races forward.<p>The Yelp app for Apple Watch serves up nearby …

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Apple Is Offering Classes to Learn How the Apple Watch Works

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Photos show Apple Watch’s clever UK plug design, and a custom strap or not …

You’ve probably seen a dozen celebrity endorsements of the Apple Watch by now ahead of its official ship date to customers in one week, but the latest photos shared by famed rugby player and captain turned cyclist Will Carling give us the first look at the power adapter expected to be included with …

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Microsoft backs Apple Watch early with OneDrive update

Microsoft was quick to support Google's Android Wear smartwatches last year, and it's ready to do the same for the Apple Watch. A new app update for Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service provides the first Apple Watch support through Microsoft's various iOS apps and services. OneDrive for …

Time it: Apple Watch boots up in about 60 seconds (Video)

Enis Younsi has sent in this video of a demo Apple Watch in the Apple Store. It shows the watch going from fully off to booted to the clock face, which takes just over a minute. Although it’s not really fair to make such comparisons, due to the differences in the software, modern iPhones take about …

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