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See the clever Apple Watch collapsible plug in action (Video)

Jony Ive has often said that great design solutions are always obvious in retrospect, and I think the UK plug for the Apple Watch is a great example of this. As soon as you see how it works, you wonder why all travel plugs aren’t made like this.Filed under: Apple Watch

Apple Watch teardown reveals pulse oximeter, suggesting future measurement of blood oxygen

iFixit’s teardown of the Apple Watch has revealed that the sophisticated heart-rate monitor used is actually capable of acting as a pulse oximeter, allowing it to calculate the oxygen content of your blood by measuring how much infrared light is absorbed. This data would be useful for health and fitness monitoring, but the functionality is not currently […]

Apple offers online personal setup appointments as early Apple Watch buyers take delivery

Customers receiving their Apple Watches today are being offered online personal setup appointments in emails being sent out by Apple today. We first reported last month that these would be offered. Apple was not initially expected to offer personal setup for the Sport model, but now appears to be offering them for all models … […]

Apple Watch Sport includes a plastic magnetic charger, not metal like the more expensive models

As users unbox their new Apple Watch units, customers who bought the Sport variant are receiving a bit of a surprise. The inductive charging cable bundled with Apple Watch Sport is actually made of plastic rather than the nice metal finishes of the more expensive stainless steel and gold watches. The material is very similar to other Apple […]

Apple airs three new Apple Watch ads: ‘Rise’, ‘Up’ and ‘Us’

In coordination with the Watch’s worldwide release, Apple has ramped its marketing campaign further with three new ads that are airing from today. The ads are titled ‘Rise’, ‘Up’ and ‘Us’ and focus on everyday activities being enhanced by the Watch. Unlike some of Apple’s product focused marketing, this is more in the style of iPad […]

What Apple Watch damage is covered by warranty? Here’s how Apple will determine what’s eligible

Apple will be doing a visual mechanical inspection of the Apple Watch, like with the rest of its products, when customers bring in a damaged device for repair. But what will be covered under your warranty exactly? And what issues will Apple be looking for to determine what is eligible for repair under or out […]

iFixit tears down the Apple Watch Sport revealing the Taptic Engine, Digital Crown, more

As the Apple Watch slowly starts arriving to customers, the folks at iFixit have gotten their hands on the device and have started the teardown process. As usual, the site has shared detailed images of the teardown process and anecdotes along the way. The images give us the first look inside Apple Watch Sport, including […]

Amazon will let you make a purchase with a tap on your Apple Watch in new app update

As the first Apple Watch units begin to arrive on the doorsteps of customers, Amazon this evening has updated its iPhone app with support for Apple’s latest device. The Apple Watch Amazon app is full of features, including the ability to complete purchases from your wrist and add items to your Wish List. There’s also […]

Los Angeles boutique and Japanese camera stores get day one Apple Watches

Despite the fact that Apple’s own retail stores won’t be carrying the Apple Watch on launch day, a handful of boutiques across the world will get a few models to sell starting tomorrow. Customers have already started lining up outside these locations in the hopes of getting their hands on one of the few launch-day watches […]

Apple selects developers for expedited Apple Watches, emails instructions to order

As promised two days ago, Apple is now contacting developers who applied for expedited Apple Watch shipments, notifying them that they’ve won the random selection process. Selected developers are now entitled “to place an expedited order for one (1) Apple Watch Sport that’s guaranteed to ship by April 28, 2015? paying full price for the Watch and, […]

First Apple Watch orders now being delivered to customers as Apple updates website: ‘The Watch is here’

Although the US will not receive their watches for a few more hours yet due to timezone discrepancies, some international customers have already taken delivery of their Apple Watch orders. For instance, some customers in Australia are now receiving their Watches, such as the one pictured above. The image also clearly shows the packaging for the […]

Apple Watch User Guide suggests authorized, third-party band program

Apple’s recently published User Guide for the Apple Watch appears to reveal that Apple is planning an authorized program for non-Apple branded Apple Watch straps: Apple is yet to announce such a program, but such an offering for the future makes sense given Apple’s official “MFI” accessory programs for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. A marquee […]

iMovie for Mac updated with improved YouTube compatibility, fix for possible crash

Apple released iMovie 10.0.8 today for Mac users, bringing a fix for a potential crash when the app is in the process of opening. The update also sports improved compatibility with YouTube when using the built-in export option to upload videos to the site. That change seems to be strictly under-the-hood, as the YouTube sharing interface […]

Review: Lynktec’s 360° Tablet Kickstand adds the pop-out stand your iPad really needs

Omitting an integrated stand was a critical decision when Apple designed the first iPad: it eliminated the thickness, moving parts, and weight that the feature would certainly have required. But stand functionality was obviously needed,...Show More Summary

Apple updates TestFlight to support testing of Apple Watch apps

Apple has updated its TestFlight app to support Apple WatchKit apps embedded inside beta iOS apps. This has been a significant frustration for developers in the run up to the Apple Watch’s release, as it made testing apps for the new platform difficult. Developers should now be able to deploy beta versions of their iOS apps without […]

Apple publishes the Apple Watch User Guide online, explaining various hardware features and bundled apps

Apple has today posted its Apple Watch User Guide, as customers begin to receive their Watches starting tomorrow. The guide serves as an accompaniment to the Watch, teaching users how to navigate around the interface and access various features. The guide covers all of the native first-party Apple Watch apps as well as general user-interface tips and […]

iMac Graphics Update released with fix for issue viewing large JPEG images

Apple has released a graphics update for certain iMac desktop models intended to fix an issue that may cause the computer to become unresponsive. According to the release, iMac 2015 Update 1.o is intended to fix an issue for certain iMac owners running the latest version of OS X Yosemite. If you’re using using OS X […]

Apple Watch App Store goes live today with social, health, and news featured

The Apple Watch App Store dedicated to iPhone apps that include WatchKit apps is going live ahead of the new device’s launch tomorrow, BuzzFeed says. Apple first added the Apple Watch App Store in iOS 8.2 as part of the Apple Watch companion app, but until now the section has displayed a coming soon page. The Watch’s […]

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Apple cites Pebble support in isolated app rejection, developer says

With the Apple Watch debuting tomorrow with well over 1,000 WatchKit apps already on the App Store, Apple may now be rejecting app submissions and updates that mention support for the competing Pebble smartwatch. The developer of SeaNav US for iPhone shared on Pebble’s developer discussions forum that a recent update has been rejected by Apple as the […]

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