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The Apple Watch was announced back in September 2014, but it was just released to the public two months ago. Those who were able to get their pre-orders in early have had plenty of time to assess the pluses and minuses of Apple’s first wearable. Now that product availability is beginning to improve, even more people are getting a taste of what the Apple Watch has to offer. With that said, information is already starting to trickle out about the next generation Apple Watch, and it looks as though it will address some of the strongest criticism leveled at the current generation wearable. This information is coming from a source that has been incredibly accurate when it comes to previous Apple product... Read more...
Pre-orders for the Apple Watch opened on April 10, and started shipping to customers on April 24. Unlike previous Apple product launches, the Apple Watch was not available in-stores on launch day; not even for customers that wanted to order online and pickup the device in store. Couple that with extremely short supplies at launch, customers that didn’t pre-order their Apple Watches early enough on the morning of April 10 had to wait weeks to receive their expensive wearables. However, the limited availability of the Apple Watch is scheduled to ease up a bit later this month. Apple reported this morning that the Apple Watch will be made available in its U.S. retail stores, confirming earlier reports,... Read more...
Gold is best, right? It's certainly the most expensive in Apple's wearable lineup. The cost of an Apple Watch Edition with 18-Karat gold ranges anywhere from $10,000 to $17,000 plus another $1,500 if you want to add an AppleCare+ warranty. While we don't typically pay much attention to packaging, you'd think that spending five figures on a first generation wearable would warrant a better container than the one that comes with a $349 Apple Watch Sport, and you'd be right. Well, kind of.Now that gold Apple Watches have begun shipping to non-celebrities, pictures are popping up online of what they look like and the fancy internal packaging. Incidentally, the external packaging isn't all that fancy... Read more...
Despite reviews that ranged from "mostly magical" to "steep learning curve" to "fancy, but not necessary" and a swath of middling "Will Buy" polling percentages, the Apple Watch is ringing the registers online and appears to be an out-of-the-box hit, as less than an hour after the opening of pre-orders at 12:01AM PST the U.S. shipping estimates for many versions of Apple's new device slipped from "4/24 to 5/8" to "4 to 6 weeks" to "June" (and in the case of the Apple Watch Edition Rose Gold, "July"). Lending a little cold water perspective, some stainless steel versions of the Apple Watch models listed delivery estimates past the April 24 official launch date at the start ("4 to 6 weeks" for... Read more...
While not on par with the free iPhone the company doled out to every employee when that device first hit the market in 2007, the news that Apple will offer a 50% discount to all of their personnel who envision themselves adorned with either the Apple Watch Sport ($349) or the Apple Watch ($550-$1,099) no doubt brought smiles galore to many. Unfortunately, the 50% discount does not carry over to the Apple Watch Edition ($10,000-$17,000), though Apple employees planning to shed a few shares of AAPL for the purpose of slapping the 18K-gold tech-bauble on their wrists can count on a $500 reduction on the purchase price. Tim Cook made the timely announcement yesterday in an all-hands email, in which... Read more...
It should come as no surprise that Apple is rolling out the red carpet for customers that purchase the Apple Watch Edition. The smartphone starts at a whopping $10,000 and goes for as much as $17,000 in the top-end configuration. As a result, Apple Watch Edition customers will be given special treatment — at least compared to other Apple Watch buyers — including allowing them to cut the line when it comes to in-store demos. While prospective buyers need to signup online for an in-store appointment (which lasts just 5 to 15 minutes) in order try out an Apple Watch Sport or Apple Watch, those interested in purchasing an Apple Watch Edition will simply be able to walk right into an Apple Store and... Read more...
The countdown to the Apple Watch is growing ever louder with the lead up to April 10, the date on which online pre-sales for the device begin. With that heightening of the drone...er, buzz comes greater clarity on precisely how Apple is planning to sell their latest must-have device. This window into the process is in the form of a leaked internal Apple training document, which among its tidbits specifically states that the company will not be selling their shiny wrist ornaments to walk-in customers at product launch.  As noted last week, beginning on April 10 prospective customers can arrange online for hands-on "try-on" appointments at Apple retail stores, where they... Read more...
The tech press is making a big stink about the upcoming Apple Watch, a device that will start at $349 (Apple Watch Sport, 38mm aluminum casing) and top out at $17,000 (Apple Watch Edition, 38mm 18-karat gold casing, with Bright Red Modern Buckle). Apple is definitely excited about the smartwatch, with design Guru Jony Ive giving rare interviews that talk up the development of Apple’s newest product line. However, in a new poll conducted by Reuters, it seems as though many Americans are rather “meh” when it comes to the Apple Watch. According to the Reuters/Ipsos poll, 69 percent of Americans have no interest whatsoever in purchasing the Apple Watch. 25 percent of respondents said that they were... Read more...
Apple Retail Stores are clearing shelf space again, and this time three companies are being shown the door: Nike, MIO, and Jawbone. All three companies produce fitness trackers that compete with built-in functionality found in the upcoming Apple Watch product line. The ban on the fitness trackers extends to both Apple’s online store and it brick and mortar locations though the United States according to Re/code. The Jawbone UP24 provides basic activity tracking and sleep monitoring, while the Nike Fuelband allows you to track your fitness activity and share it among friends. MIO’s Alpha wearable, on the other hand, offers heart rate monitoring in additional to standard timekeeping. This... Read more...
Well, it’s about time that we get some concrete details on battery life and pricing for the Apple Watch – Apple definitely delivered today at its keynote address, but the news is disappointing on many fronts. The Apple Watch will get 18 hours of battery life under typical usage scenarios, which Apple CEO Tim Cook says “works for most people.” With the Pebble Time achieving 7 days of battery life and the Pebble Time Steel boosting that figure to 10 days, we don’t know if “works for most people” is the correct phrase to use here. But I digress… Moving on to other important matters at hand, Cook also announced official pricing for the Apple Watch, and I hope that you have a seat nearby to rest your... Read more...
Apple wants its upcoming smartwatch to be all things to all people, but it will first have to convince people to actually fork over at least $349 for an Apple Watch Sport. After all, many people began ditching their traditional wristwatches with the rise of smartphones — why do we now need two smart devices within arms reach of us at all times? For Apple CEO Tim Cook, it’s all about notifications. "I'm now so used to getting all my notifications and all my messages," said Cook in an interview with The Telegraph. "It's so incredible just to do this." And in that sense Cook is right; instead of pulling your smartphone out of your pocket or purse every time you receive a new notification, you can... Read more...
As we approach the launch date of the Apple Watch (pegged for sometime during the month of April according to Apple CEO Tim Cook), more and more details about the smartwatch are starting to pour out. Just this week we’ve learned that the Apple Watch was originally supposed to include a bevy of health-focused sensors, but were dropped from the production model due to reliability issues. We also learned that Apple will reportedly have six million units on hand for the April launch, with 50 percent, 33 percent, and 17 percent of production going to the Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch, and the oddly named Apple Watch Edition respectively. It’s the Apple Watch Edition that is the subject of discussion... Read more...