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Apple working to slim its iWatch via intermittent Bluetooth LE connection?

An Apple patent filing filed today suggests that Apple may be working on a way to make its long-rumored iWatch slimmer than existing offerings by reducing the size of the battery required.<p>One of the barriers to widespread adoption of smartwatches is that existing models are not exactly sleek. …

For A Successful Smartwatch, It's All About The Apps

<i>Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today.</i><p><b>Apple's iWatch Will Need Killer Apps (Bloomberg Businessweek)</b><br>Wearables, specifically smartwatches, are the …

Apps

This is why there aren't more Samsung Galaxy Gear apps

SAN FRANCISCO -- Wonder why the Samsung Galaxy Gear has so few apps? The answer is simple -- the Gear app store is still invite-only for developers.<p>Geardebuted last month with about 70 apps.Since that time, one of the biggest criticisms of the smartwatch is that there aren't a lot more apps …

Best Free iPad App of the Week: Coast by Opera

Great apps and a huge selection of great apps are a big part of what makes the iPad such an amazing device. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of – from serious productivity to pure entertainment. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best …

5 Best Tablet Apps for Doodlers

The transition into a paperless world has been pretty rough on us doodlers. Until recently, the market was rife with clunky, low-functioning drawing …

Apple TV With Gesture Control? iWatch Next Year? This Week In Apple Rumors

<i>Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to This Week In Apple Rumors, our regular look at unconfirmed gossip and questionably sourced reports radiating from Cupertino. This week we heard rumors about Apple's long-awaited, yet-unnamed television, the iWatch, and, of course, possible details on the</i> …

Report: Apple negotiating w/ media companies for pay TV service, working on full-fledged TV set

A new report from Quartz today offers some details on Apple’s content negotiations for a much rumored revamped Apple TV. Most of the report echoes what we’ve heard several times in the past– Apple is apparently talking with HBO, Disney, MTV and others about a new TV service. According to Quartz, it …

What if Apple's iWatch is a TV?

<i>Jonny Haskins has a theory about Apple’s iWatch. It was originally published on his own blog, Pixel Lounge.</i><p>Like many people, I enjoy guessing as to what technology is going to bring and what innovations will transform our lives. The quicker we all innovate, the quicker I will be to owning my life’s …

Coming from Apple in 2014: 12-inch Retina MacBook, sharper iPad, cheaper iMac?

According to typically-reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple has a slew of new products in the works for 2014. The analyst has summarized his expectations for these new products in a new research note, and has also reaffirmed some of his previous claims for products in Apple’s …

10 Things I Want From My iWatch

Watch image copyright Georgejmclittle<p>With the launch of the iPhone 5s, we may have the heart of a new device: The much-rumored iWatch. Apple says the …

Wearable Tech

Apple Ramping Up For Stylish iWatch, Curved Casing Could Be Liquidmetal

Reports this week indicate that Apple is building a substantial team of veterans from multiple industries to build a stylish, multi-functional iWatch. The timing of the hires points to a late 2014 release, according to an analyst report and a story in the <i>Financial Times</i>. Far from being a bad sign …

Recent Patent Shows Apple iWatch May Use Metal That's 'Twice The Strength Of Titanium'

<i>Is Apple now a once-in-a-decade buying opportunity?</i><i>Click here to get your 24-page Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Apple's Stock now</i><i>!</i><p>A recently granted patent indicates that Apple has overcome this production limitation. This has led some commentators to speculate that the next-generation iPhone will be …

Wearable Tech

Do You Love Apple's (Stolen) Clock Design? Then Strap One To Your Wrist

Apple ran into a bit of trouble when it was discovered that the company's design for the clock on the iPad version of iOS 6 was pretty much ripped …

iWatch watch: a roundup of some of the more interesting concepts

Some iWatch concepts are, well, just a bit silly. But this concept by Stephen Olmstead has the kind of restrained design one might expect from Apple. Sure, the hardware design doesn’t quite have the finesse and finish of something Jony Ive would create, but it strikes me as along the right lines. …

Latest iWatch concept imagines flexible display, iOS 7-inspired user-interface

Designer Federico Ciccarese, who we know from many past Apple product concepts, has teamed up with some friends to create his latest iWatch render. This time around his concept is a little more realistic than some of the other iWatch renders we’ve seen from Ciccarese, and even touches on some of …

Apple’s iWatch Can’t Arrive Soon Enough

Winston Ross’s love affair with wristwatches—bracelets that need batteries—is winding down. And while the debut of the iWatch may be a year off, he’s …

Surviving Apple's iWatch: A Q&A With The Founder Of Pebble

Pebble, the colorful smartwatch with an e-ink display, still holds the record for the most successful Kickstarter project in history. It took in $10.2 million last year when its founder, Eric Migicovsky, was looking for a measly $100,000 to get his company off the ground. Since then, Migicovsky has …

Spectre of an iWatch looms over the smartwatch market

SAN FRANCISCO -- The wearable world awaits, some people with excitement and others with anxiety, for the long-rumored iWatch. Apple fans are looking forward, most likely in 2014, to a breakthrough product that decorates their wrists and seamlessly integrates with the iPhone and App Store. The …

Report: Apple 'Aggressively' Hiring for iWatch Project

Apple is on a hiring spree to solve iWatch design issues, <i>Financial Times</i> reports citing people familiar with Apple's plans.<p>The iWatch is a rumored …

iWatch won't be 'needle-mover,' but Apple could sell 10M in first year

An Apple iWatch may not be a huge revenue booster but it could still capture as many as 10 million customers.<p>Based on a Piper Jaffray survey of 799 US consumers, analyst Gene Munster believes Apple could sell between 5 million and 10 million smartwatches during the initial launch year. The recent …

Analyst Believes iWatch Will Feature Home Automation, Be More Than an iPhone Companion

The much-rumored iWatch may be used as a home automation gateway, allowing users to control various functions within their houses, according to a new research note by Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White.<p>As an Apple supplier, our contact offered insight into the "iWatch" and described this …

Report: Apple Applies for 'iWatch' Trademark in Japan

Apple has filed an application for "iWatch" trademark in Japan, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports citing a June 3 filing with the Japan Patent Office.<p>The name is …

Apple's iWatch to appear in 2014, will RULE your home – new claim

A US analyst who spoke to Asian suppliers about the health of Apple's supply chain has heard that Cupertino's long-rumored iWatch won't be primarily …

Latest Rumors: Retina iPad Mini Delayed; iWatch to Have Flexible Display

If Apple does have an event this month to announce new iPads and new Mac laptops, it's hard to imagine what they'll offer regarding the iPad mini. <i>Reuters</i> is reporting today that the high-resolution retina display for the iPad mini simply isn't yet ready for production, according to sources in …

I Never Thought I'd Want an iWatch, Until I Saw This!

I've heard all of the propaganda, and seen all of the concept mockups, but I just haven't been able to wrap my mind around an iWatch. I mean, I don't even wear a regular wristwatch. Granted, back in the day I loved my calculator/Pac-Man watch (which was the <i>pinnacle</i> of high-tech back in Fort …

Wearable Tech

iPad Mini with Retina vs. iPad Mini: What Has Apple Changed?

At its October media event in San Francisco, Apple today announced the iPad mini with Retina display, the successor to the original iPad mini. After all the rumors and leaks, Apple’s second 7.9-inch tablet is now official.<p>Before you run out and buy it, assuming you’re not interested in Android or …