Iwatch

  • Swatch working with Apple on iWatch? The Swiss watchmaker says no July 25, 2014

    Zurich Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group has denied a media report saying it was working with technology company Apple on a smartwatch, a wearable device with interactive functions. Technology website VentureBeat said in a report on Wednesday Apple was working with "at least one partner, Swatch" on a smartwatch project, citing an...
  • Apple gets patent for 'iTime' smartwatch July 23, 2014

    San Francisco: A US patent made public on Tuesday bolstered rumours that Apple has designs on a smartwatch. "The invention pertains to an electronic wristwatch," said a summary in Apple patent paperwork on record with the US Patent and Trade Office. The patent describes an wrist band, possible with a touch screen,...
  • Apple poaches senior Tag Heuer executive as iWatch nears July 5, 2014

    Paris: Apple has poached a senior executive from Swiss luxury watch brand Tag Heuer, which could be to help it with the launch of its iWatch expected this autumn. Tag Heuer, part of luxury goods group LVMH, said on Friday its vice president for sales, Patrick Pruniaux, who had been with...
  • Apple's iWatch to enter mass production in July; likely to come with a 2.5-inch display, wireless charging capabilities June 22, 2014

    Taipei: Taiwan's Quanta Computer Inc will start mass production of Apple Inc's first smartwatch in July, a source familiar with the matter said, as the US tech giant tries to prove it can still innovate against rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The still-unnamed watch, which Apple followers have dubbed the iWatch,...
  • Apple's iWatch may sport multiple sizes, designs; launch this October June 21, 2014

    San Francsico: Apple plans to launch smartwatches with multiple screen sizes and designs this fall, the Wall Street Journal on Friday cited a person familiar with the matter as saying. Taiwan's Quanta will begin mass production of Apple's first smartwatches from July, in time for an October launch, several sources familiar...
  • Apple to launch its first wearable device in October: Report June 7, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple Inc is preparing to sell its first wearable device this October, aiming to produce 3 million to 5 million smartwatches a month in its initial run, the Nikkei reported on Friday, citing an unidentified parts supplier and sources familiar with the matter. Specifications are still being finalised, but...
  • This Apple iWatch parody video is hilarious June 3, 2014

    Apple didn't unveil the much awaited iWatch at its developer conference in San Francisco. But the iWatch parodies are fun to watch, particularly this video which takes a jocular look at what to expect from Apple's wearable device. ...
  • HealthKit: Apple's new iOS 8 fitness app will collect, analyse users' health data June 3, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple Inc took the wraps off a mobile application that can collect and analyse users' health data, part of a suite of new features outlined for its computing and mobile software, at its annual developers' conference on Monday. Called "Healthkit," it will pull together data such as blood pressure...
  • WWDC 2014: Apple announces iOS 8, OS X Yosemite; no mention of iWatch yet June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple at its annual developers' conference on Monday announced the new versions of its software - iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, which run Apple's mobile devices and Mac computers, respectively. Apple's Mac operating system gets a new design and better ways to exchange files, while new features in...
  • Apple WWDC 2014 highlights: OS X Yosemite, iOS 8 June 3, 2014

    Apple's developers conference WWDC 2014 begins with the discussion about two new platforms - OSX and iOS. Here are highlights from the five-day conference that begins on Monday. - "This is a milestone year for this conference. It's the 25th year." -"We've got people from more countries than ever before," says...
  • Apple's hiring of medical professionals hints at fitness features in the rumoured iWatch May 5, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple Inc is building a team of senior medical technology executives, raising hackles in the biotechnology community and offering a hint of what the iPhone maker may be planning for its widely expected iWatch and other wearable technology. Over the past year, Apple has snapped up at least half...
  • Apple may launch earphones that can monitor heart rate, blood pressure May 3, 2014

    New York: Look beyond smartphones if you are interested in fitness trackers on the go. Here come headphones that can monitor your heart rate and blood pressure. It can automatically alert doctors if a dangerously high reading is taken. According to Secret, an anonymous gossip app popular in Silicon Valley, Apple is...
  • Apple's rumoured iWatch goes into production: Report April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple's long-rumoured wearable device, dubbed iWatch, has reportedly gone into production. According to a report from Taiwan-based China Times, Apple's suppliers have started producing the company's first wearable device in limited quantities. The device is expected to be released in the fall of 2014. Reportedly, the company will...
  • Smartwatches, a product in search for a market: Do we really need them? October 30, 2013

    New York: Computerised wristwatches that display message alerts and weather updates are abound this holiday season: Consumer electronics companies are trying to persuade you to add these smartwatches to your shopping lists. Samsung and Sony have devices out, and Qualcomm has one coming before the holidays. Apple is believed to be...
  • Nike FuelBand designer Ben Shaffer reportedly joins Apple to work on iWatch September 28, 2013

    Mumbai: With all the noise about a couple of new iPhones and iOS 7, Apple sure hasn't forgotten to pay ample attention to its much-awaited iWatch. Reports have emerged now that the Cupertino-based company has welcomed aboard Nike FuelBand Director Ben Shaffer to work on its wearable. Nike confirmed to 9to5Mac...
  • Rumour roundup: Apple iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iWatch smartwatch September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Apple Inc is expected to introduce a cheaper version of the iPhone on Tuesday, bringing one of the industry's costliest smartphones within reach of the masses in poorer emerging markets. The world's most valuable technology company, which many expect to unveil an iPhone 5C in several colours alongside the...
  • Latest leak reveals Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch in further detail September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: With wearable tech being touted as the next big thing in techology, Samsung would want to steal Apple thunder by unveiling its own version of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch ahead of the rumoured iWatch. Now as the purported unveiling day, ahead of IFA Berlin, draws near, yet...
  • Samsung seeks Galaxy Gear smart watch trademarks in US, Korea August 7, 2013

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics has applied for US and South Korean trademarks for a watch that connects to the Internet in the latest sign that consumer technology companies see wearable devices as the future of their business. Samsung described "Samsung Galaxy Gear" as a wearable digital electronic device in the form of...
  • Apple applies to register 'iWatch' trademark in Japan July 1, 2013

    Tokyo: Apple Inc has applied for a trademark for "iWatch" in Japan, a patent official said on Monday, signalling the iPhone maker may be moving ahead with plans for a watch-like device as gadget makers turn their attention to wearable computers. The trademark application, submitted on June 3 and released on...
  • iWatch: Apple's smart wristwatch may debut by the end of 2014 May 26, 2013

    New Delhi: We have been hearing about a touch-enabled smartwatch from Apple for a long time. Following weeks of rumours, a new report has surfaced which suggests that Apple's iWatch may hit store shelves in late 2014. According to a Mashable report, "In a note to investors, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi...
  • Researchers develop QWERTY keyboard for the smart watch generation April 28, 2013

    Mumbai: The smart watch revolution is only just about beginning but is expected to pick up great speed later this year when Apple unveils iWatch. Even Microsoft is said to be preparing a smart watch, while LG and Samsung have also announced that they are working on their versions of...
  • iWatch? Apple experiments with a watch-like iOS device February 11, 2013

    New York: Apple is experimenting with the design of a device similar to a wristwatch that would operate on the same platform as the iPhone and would be made with curved glass, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The article cited unnamed sources "familiar with the company's explorations". The watch-like product...