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Do you know an Apple fan who made the nice list this year? If so, you might consider getting them one of Apple's smartwatch devices. Your timing is good because Best Buy is now selling the Apple Watch Sport for $249, which is $100 off its normal selling price of $349. That's the best deal we've seen for Apple's wearables line to date.It's even better than the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. For example, Target offered a similar deal two weeks ago, but you had to pay the full $349 up front and then you'd receive a $100 gift card (that deal is still going, except it's now $399 up front). The price at Best Buy doesn't come with any strings attached -- it's $249 outright (plus tax, of course)... Read more...
Apple has sold 2.8 million Apple Watches in the U.S. since putting their fancy-schmancy smartwatch on the market just two months ago, this according to the e-mail receipt tracking company Slice. The company's report also says that 17% of those buying the wrist adornment are shelling out for an extra watch band, too, giving the Cupertino timepiece producer a nice double-dip into the cash reserves of their beloved customers. The sales figures for Apple Watch are said to put the timekeeping device at the definitive forefront of the smartwatch market, well ahead of Samsung (which sold 1.2 million smartwatches over the entire course of 2014), Pebble (which reached the... Read more...
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...
The early Apple Watch sales numbers are in, and to the surprise of not very many at all Apple's hyper-hyped new device blew the doors off the Internet on Friday, selling out the entirety of the company's initial stock in just six (6) hours.  As reported here on HotHardware, pre-sales for the Apple Watch got underway Friday morning at 12:01AM PST (an unfair-by-virtually-all-standards 03:01AM on the East Coast) and just an hour later the shipping dates on orders for the shiny new wrist-worn technological marvel had slipped past the April 24 official launch date and into June and July for many configurations. The ride did not stop there, though, and by morning's end Apple was... Read more...
Want to wait in line to buy the latest Apple gadget? Ain’t nobody got time for that! Confirming what was revealed in a leaked memo sent to employees earlier this week by retail chief Angela Ahrendts, Apple today stated that the Apple Watch will initially only be available to order online. Don’t even bother waiting in line outside your local Apple Store to purchase one — you’ll just be wasting your time. “We are excited to welcome customers tomorrow and introduce them to Apple Watch, our most personal device yet. Based on the tremendous interest from people visiting our stores, as well as the number of customers who have gone to the Apple Online Store to mark their favorite Apple Watch ahead of... Read more...
The most hotly anticipated smartwatch launch of 2015 will soon be upon us. Pre-orders for the Apple Watch open up at 3 AM EST on Friday, and the device officially goes on sale April 24. But reviews of the Apple Watch have already touched down, and predictably, not everything is lilies and daffodils in Apple land. The usual suspects have been playing around with the Apple Watch for the past week and we’ve put together a sampling of what these reviewers have to say about the first all-new Apple product launch since the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The Verge Nilay Patel has been skeptical of the Apple Watch ever since its initial announcement, and has often questioned Apple’s approach with... 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...
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...